Camdenton was back in the water for the Springfield Invitational at Foster Natatorium on Saturday where the Lakers took on 20 other schools. At the end of the day, Camdenton finished tied for 15th with 22 points while Rockhurst won the meet with 390 points. However, the Lakers competed in just six of the 11 total events.
The day began with the 200 Medley Relay where the team of sophomore Michael Radlund, sophomore Addison Stanley, freshman Dane Lapine and junior Josef Bernabe tied for 10th out of 17 teams with a time of two minutes and two seconds. The Lakers also competed in the 200 Free Relay where Stanley, Lapine, sophomore Bryce Leuenberger and Bernabe earned 13th out of 19 teams at 1:47.
The first individual event for Camdenton was the 50 Free where three of the 67 total swimmers were Lakers. Bernabe took the top Camdenton time finishing 19th at 24.07 seconds while Radlund finished 30th at 25.7 seconds and Leuenberger took 45th at 28.23 seconds.
A total of four Lakers dove in for the 100 Free and Radlund was the fastest Laker, taking 33rd out of 62 total swimmers with a time of 56 seconds. Meanwhile, Leuenberger took 47th at 1:04, Lapine came in 51st at 1:06 and Stanley was not too far behind him in 53rd with a time of 1:07.
Bernabe was the lone Laker in the pool for the 100 backstroke and the junior finished in the top half of the 45-swimmer field at 19th with a time of 1:07. Last but not least was the 100 Breaststroke where 48 total swimmers made their way up and down the pool. Stanley had the top Camdenton time finishing 36th at 1:23 while the young Lapine finished 42nd at 1:32 respectively.
Camdenton was scheduled to compete at Monett on Tuesday and the Lakers will be back in action on Friday for a meet with Ozark to wrap up the regular season. Then, the Lakers will compete at the SWMO Championship Swimming Prelims in Springfield on October 26.