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Mexico Sends Three Varsity Swimmers To States

MEXICO – Three Mexico High School Varsity boys swimming and diving team members will head to states on Thursday.

Junior Dylan Long and seniors John Ocker and Anthony Yost will visit the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island to compete in their individual meets after having qualified during a recent Section III, Class B competition.

During the Section III meet, Yost swam the 200-yard individual relay in 1:59:59, which broke a school record that had been in place for more than 10 years.

Long qualified for states when he achieved a 4:51:11 time for the 500-yard freestyle swim. In a previous home meet,

Ocker smashed a school record as he swam the 100-yard breast stroke in 1:00:97.

All three swimmers said practicing for at least two hours per day helped improve their times, as did guidance from coach Shawn Parkhurst and assistant coach Dexter Hinman.