Muscatine swimming coach Judd Anderson said Saturday gave the Muskies a pretty good idea of where they stood compared to other teams in the Mississippi Athletic Conference.
As it turns out, the Muskies are in a pretty good place at the moment.
Muscatine won three events and had a team score of 103, good enough to take first place at the West Invitational and top second place Bettendorf by four points.
Saturday's meet was different than other dual meets in that only the top two individuals from each team were scored instead of three. Judd said that worked out in Muscatine's favor.
"The team depth wasn't as vital and I think our top two guys in these events showed pretty well," Anderson said. "We seem to hold our own against the rest of the league pretty well."
John Wieskamp, Ethan Heth and Wade Whiteside both showed well for the Muskies, as at least one of them was involved the 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay and the 200 freestyle, all events they won.
“Those guys we expect to do well," Anderson said. "They’re the team leaders in terms of performances and work ethic in the pool. I was more excited by some of the younger kids and how they stepped up to compete.”
Anderson praised the effort of both Gabe Bender and Landon Cavazos, who were each involved in some of Muscatine's better races in the meet.