February 9, 2024 at 9:36 p.m.

Patriots place second at Norwell Invite



OSSIAN — The girls won a narrow race with Norwell on Tuesday.

Two days later, the boys didn’t have enough for the top spot, but solidified themselves as a clear second place.

The Jay County Junior High School boys swim team racked up 321 points at the Norwell Invite on Thursday to claim a second-place finish in the field of eight.

Host Norwell ran away with the top spot after amassing 498 points. Bluffton’s 277 points made it the closest school to threatening Jay County’s runner-up finish.

The Patriots found victories in five events, all of them including either Raif or Rockland Beiswanger.

Raif Beiswanger notched a pair of individual victories in the 100-yard individual medley (1 minute, 10.10 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (1:11.13).

Rocky Beiswanger claimed one individual victory with a time of 2:25.12 in the 200 freestyle.

Both swimmers competed on the first-place 200 medley relay (2:12.46) and 200 freestyle relay (1:58.11) teams. Grady Warvel and Jaxson DeHoff joined them as the other two legs of both teams.

Norwell won five of the remaining six events, with Indian Springs claiming the only other victory.

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