GLADSTONE — Fairly early in the season, it was quite clear that Park Hill South could be the runaway favorite for the Suburban Red boys swim title.
For the other five teams, it was a race for silver.
And it was a race that the Liberty Blue Jays were determined to win. The Blue Jays, the defending conference champs, tallied 407 points to take silver Saturday, Nov. 2, at the NKC Schools Natatorium.
Park Hill South tallied a whopping 568 1/2 points to take home the team title.
Caden Murphy won an individual title for the Blue Jays, racing to a first-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.80. He also placed third in the 100 breastroke.
The Blue Jays’ relay teams took runner-up honors in three races — the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle.
Liberty posted four second-place individual finishes, with two coming from Tait Harvey. Harvey earned silver medals in the 200 and 500 freestyle races.
Alex Hill posted runner-up honors in the 100 backstroke and Ethan Freidel placed second in the diving event.
The Eagles posted a slew of third-place finishes to ultimately tally 217 1/2 points for fourth place overall.
Liberty North’s 200 freestyle relay team of Jake Anderson-Jones, Kegan Morrow, Andrew Augustine and Adam Bosse earned bronze with a time of 1:35.71.
Bosse turned in a pair of third-place efforts to lead the Eagles individually. He finished third in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly, clocking in at 1:49.13 and 54.55, respectively. Bosse also took fourth in the 100 breaststroke.
Augustine earned bronze in the 200 IM, finishing with a time of 2:07.24.