For the first time in three years, Lake Forest High School's boys' swim team is back in the top 10 at this past weekend's State swim meet at Evanston High School.
The Scouts shared 10th place with North Suburban Conference co-hort Stevenson with 34 points.In 2009, Lake Forest finished eighth with 53 points, but were shut out in 2010 and 2011.
Peter Grumhaus, Bryan Bunning and Andrew Marsh led the charge as each placed in the top 10 in their respective State events.
Grumhaus, a junior, placed in both the 200-and 500-yard freestyle swims, earning seventh in the 500 with a time of 4:31.90 and added an eighth place in the 20 in 1:41.80. A year ago, Grumhaus placed ninth at State in the 500 freestyle in 4:37.23.
“I swam well today,” said Grumhaus. “I was a little disappointed in my swims yesterday (on Friday), but I came back stronger today (Saturday).”
Bunning, a senior, added a ninth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.25 seconds. Last year, he took eighth at State in the same event in 51.80.
Grumhaus and Bunning also combined in a pair of relays that also finished in the top 12 in the state. Along with teammates Bogdan Balteanu and Colin Rowe, the 200-medley relay took eighth in 1:35.45. The same group then finished ninth in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:11.36.
Junior diver Andrew Marsh closed out the Scouts individual finishes with a ninth-place score of 372.15 points. Last year, Marsh did not even advance beyond Friday's prelims.
“I was really happy with our performance this weekend,” Lake Forest coach Cindy Dell said. “It was all on the boys. They stepped it up when they needed to.”