For the third straight year, the Glen Mills swimming team earned at least a share of the Del Val League championship with a 90-65 victory over Chichester on February 7th.
“We’re real proud of the young men,” Glen Mills coach Russ Bustamante said. “They set a goal for themselves that they wanted to win the league and they worked hard and steadily improved their times. Their hard work paid off.”
The Bulls claimed first place in four different events in the Chichester meet to get the victory. Jordan Shelley (50 freestyle), R’Keavius Morrison (100 butterfly), and Ronald Trotter (200 freestyle) all won their events to spearhead the Bulls.
Glen Mills also got a big lift from the 400 freestyle team consisting of Shelley, Joseph McFall, Morrison, and Trotter as they got an important relay win.
Joshua Schilling also got some team points with his second place finish in the 100 backstroke.
“This is very satisfying,” Shelley said. “As a team, we made that our number one goal and by improving our times throughout the year, we got it done.”
Bustamante was also pleased with assistant coaches John Niefer, Nate Caswell, Kirk Hinton, and Andy Groce as they helped prepare the team, most of whom had never swam competitively before coming to Glen Mills.
“They did a real nice job introducing the sport to our young men,” Bustamante said. “The swimmers responded well to the coaching and absorbed everything they could.”
The Bulls shared the championship with Interboro High School.
* Editor’s note: Battling Bulletin student writer Juan Duncan contributed to this article.
PHOTO: R'Keavius Morrison and his teammates won a Del Val League co-championship.