In the same pool where his father owns two records, sophomore Luke Maurer turned in two impressive individual performances Saturday at Evanston’s invitational that featured several of the state’s top teams.
Maurer took second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minutes, 43.50 seconds, touching out behind St. Ignatius senior Jacob Furlong, who clocked a 1:42.28. Furlong was second in the 200 free at the state meet last season. Maurer finished fourth in the 100 free in 47.88. He swam on the 200 free relay that placed seventh in 1:29.66 and the 400 free relay that took eighth in 3:19.58.
Maurer’s father, 1989 graduate Erik Maurer, was a four-time state champion during his four seasons with the Ramblers. Erik’s 1:37.34 in the 200 free is an Evanston pool record, and his time of 20.84 is a meet record.
Sophomore Andrew Everet had two third-place finishes at Evanston. He was third in the 200 free (1:46.99) and third in the 500 free (4:47.94). He swam on the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay.
Senior Tommy Barr finished ninth in the 100 free (49.22) and 10th in the 50 free (22.60). He also swam on the 200 and 400 free relays with Maurer and Everet.
Junior Ben Dukes took seventh in the 500 free (4:56.00).
Senior Tony Spallone swam on the 200 free relay, while sophomore Noah Zahn swam on the 400 free relay.
The Ramblers swim at Marmion on Thursday before competing at New Trier’s invitational on Saturday. Loyola divers will be at Hinsdale Central’s meet Saturday. Loyola’s last MCAC meet is Jan. 19 at Fenwick. The conference meet is Feb. 2 at Fenwick.