The Ravenscroft boys and girls swim teams competed in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference Swim Meet on Thursday, Jan. 31. Bode Ringenbach '21 was named Co-Male Swimmer of the Meet by the conference head coaches.
It was a solid meet for the sophomore, who won two events, the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Breastroke, and broke both the Ravenscroft and TISAC Meet record in the 100 Breastroke with a time of 58.13. The previous school record was held by Matt McGinnis '04 with a time of 59.45.
"Matt McGinnis '04 set the bar extremely high for our boys swim team. Over my years at Ravenscroft, we've only had one swimmer break one of Matt's individual records, and now Bode becomes the second," head coach Greg Warren said of Bode's performance. "Since Bode joined our team as a seventh-grader, he's had the goal of getting his name on our record board. I believe he has the talent and, more importantly, the work ethic to set more records over the next two seasons."
"We had some outstanding performances at our conference championship, with 57 overall best times of the season," he added. "We focus on preparing to swim our best at the championship meets, and I believe we accomplished that! I was really proud of how our teams competed, and it was great to see several of our swimmers earn their state-meet qualifying time standards."
Congratulations to these top finishers from the boys team:
TISAC Event Winners (Boys)
- Bode Ringenbach '21: 200 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke
- Ryan Hardy '22: 100 Backstroke
- Ben Russell '21: 200 Individual Medley
TISAC Top 3 Finishers (Boys)
- Ryan Hardy '22: 2nd place, 100 Freestyle
- Ben Russell '21: 2nd place, 500 Freestyle
- Ryan Hardy '22, Bode Ringbach '21, Ben Russell '21, Ted Bossong '20: 2nd place, 200 Medley Relay
- Ryan Hardy '22, Bode Ringbach '21, Ben Russell '21, Ted Bossong '20: 2nd place, 400 Freestyle Relay
The Ravens' next swim meet will be the NCISAA State Championships on Monday, Feb. 11, in the Greensboro Aquatic Center, with 4A prelims starting at 7:45 a.m. and finals at 3:45 p.m. Best of luck to our Ravens swimmers!