Camdenton dove in with the rest of the Ozark Conference Tuesday night at Foster Natatorium in Springfield and the Lakers third overall in the final team standings behind conference champion Glendale and West Plains.

Camdenton dove in with the rest of the Ozark Conference Tuesday night at Foster Natatorium in Springfield and the Lakers third overall in the final team standings behind conference champion Glendale and West Plains. 

There were nine conference schools in action and the Falcons took the top spot with 389 points while West Plains accumulated 211 and Camdenton finished with 175. Not a bad day for a program that is only in its fourth year of existence and the Lakers also produced a two-time conference champion in Gavin Schulte who bested his conference foes in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. 

Schulte finished first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.86 seconds and his teammate Dane Lapine earned fifth at 23.31, dropping four-tenths of a second to pull within .52 seconds from an automatic state qualifying time. Schulte was also the first to the wall by turning in a time of 48.7 seconds in the 100 freestyle. 

Michael Radlund represented the purple and gold in the long distance 500 freestyle and finished sixth in the conference with a time of 5:45.06, dropping 7.33 seconds. Rounding out individual competition was Bryce Leuenberger who finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.64, shaving 1.73 seconds for a state consideration time. 

As for the relay events, the team of Fischer Paine, Leuenberger, Jacob Dunahee and Jeremy Bernabe began with a fourth place finish in the 200 medley at 1:57.45. The 200 freestyle team of Dane, Bernabe, Radlund and Schulte captured third, dropping .23 seconds, and the team is just 1.55 seconds away from an automatic state time. Last but not least was the 400 freestyle where the quartet of Dane, Leuenberger, Radlund and Schulte earned second at 3:34.4, dropping 3.12 seconds overall. 

Camdenton returns to the same venue on Saturday fo ra meet at 9 a.m.