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Indianola's Nathan Pollard plows through the water in the 200-yard medley relay Jan. 4 as the IHS swim team beat Southeast Polk in Indianola, 106-64. The Indians defeated East in a meet on Saturday.

The Indianola High School boys swim team collected their 6th meet victory in a row Saturday at Des Moines East.

Indianola won eight of the 11 events and scored 336 team points to outdistance Cedar Rapids Jefferson (252) and four other teams for the victory. Indianola brought home top honors in all three team relays and in five of the eight individual races.

Indianola was paced in the pool by junior Nathan Pollard with four first-place finishes on the day. Junior Matt Coffelt and sophomore Billy Shepherd each earned three, while seniors Ben Mortvedit and Max Purvis contributed two.  Seniors Peter Picard and Jonathan Watson and junior Chance Yates each contributed to one event victory.

Indianola head coach Bobby Shepherd said he was very pleased with his team's performance and is excited for their next meet.

"The entire team was phenomenal Saturday," said Shepherd.  

"I'm actually optimistic that we might break the school record in the 200 Freestyle Relay vs Ankeny on Tuesday night," he continued. "This is going to be a tough home meet for us since the Ankeny squad is composed of swimmers from both Ankeny high schools. But knowing our team, they will definitely give it their all, no matter what." 

The Indians host Ankeny Centennial at the Indianola YMCA on Tuesday, January 11.  The first event begins at 5:30 pm.

Here are Indianola’s top finishers from Saturday's invitational:

200-Yard Medley relay

1.  Indianola (Matt Coffelt, Nathan Pollard, Chance Yates, Billy Shepherd), 1:43.32

200-Yard Freestyle

2.  Matt Coffelt, Indianola, 1:51.44

6.  Max Purvis, Indianola, 1:58.92

7.  Peter Picard, Indianola, 2:00.96

200-Yard Individual Medley

1.  Nathan Pollard, Indianola, 2:08.27

4.  Brennen Severidt, Indianola, 2:19.92

8.  Ethan Russell, Indianola, 2:31.11

50-Yard Freestyle

1.  Ben Mortvedt, Indianola, 23.50

5.  Quentin Coffelt, Indianola, 24.87

6.  Jonathan Watson, Indianola, 25.01

100-Yard Butterfly

1.  Nathan Pollard, Indianola, 55.41

4.  Peter Picard, Indianola, 57.92

11.  Hayden Lee, Indianola, 1:09.22 

100-Yard Freestyle

2.  Max Purvis, Indianola, 51.94

4.  Billy Shepherd, Indianola, 53.73

8.  Logan Hoger, Indianola, 55.37

500-Yard Freestyle

5.  Brennen Severidt, Indianola, 5:49.90

7.  Chance Yates, Indianola, 5:56.31

11.  Ezra Schmidt, Indianola, 6:31.21

200-Yard Freestyle Relay

1.  Indianola (Matt Coffelt, Max Purvis, Ben Mortvedt, Billy Shepherd) 1:32.35

100-Yard Backstroke

1. Matt Coffelt, Indianola, 55.47

3. Logan Hoger, Indianola, 1:00.88

10.  Sebastian Cooper, Indianola, 1:06.58

100-Yard Breaststroke

1.  Jonathon Watson, Indianola, 1:09.10

2.  Chance Yates, Indianola, 1:09.30

400-Yard Freestyle Relay

1.  Indianola (Nathan Pollard, Peter Picard, Max Purvis, Billy Shepherd), 3:25.13

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