Sterling boys swim team takes home sectional title at Byron


BYRON, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — The Sterling boys swim team took home the IHSA sectional title at Byron High School Saturday. They advance to the state finals with a score of 286.

In the 200 medley relay, Sterling took first with a time of 1:35.34. It wasn’t just a new school record, but a new sectional record too.

In the 200 yard freestyle, Byron’s Carson Faley took first with a time of 1:44.42. In the 50-yard freestyle, Sterling’s Calvin Sandefer came in first with a time of 20.81. Guilford’s Jacob Stroup was right behind him, also qualifying for state with a time of 21.62.

Take a look below for the full results from Saturday’s sectional at Byron:

Team scores

1 Sterling (H.S.)286
2 Rockton (Hononegah)200
3 Machesney Park (Harlem)147
4 Belvidere (North)140
5 Freeport (H.S.)131
6 Rockford (Boylan Catholic)130
7 Byron108
8 Rockford (Auburn)92
9 Rockford (Guilford)85
10 Rockford (East)54
11 Rockford (R. Christian)16
12 Rockford (Jefferson)10

200-Yard Medley Relay

Sterling (H.S.) 1 1:35.34
Jack Wike (Sr.), Skylar Drolema (Fr.), Reiley Austin (So.), Calvin Sandefer (Jr.)

200-Yard Freestyle Relay

Rockton (Hononegah) 1 1:29.52
Jack Kitzman (Fr.), Lucas Hale (Sr.), Davis Cass (So.), Zain Miles (Jr.)

400-Yard Freestyle Relay

Sterling (H.S.) 1 3:15.24
Jack Wike (Sr.), Reiley Austin (So.), Michael Garland (So.), Calvin Sandefer (Jr.)

200-Yard Freestyle

Carson Faley (So.)Byron 1 1:44.42

200-Yard Individual Medley

Jack Wike (Sr.)Sterling (H.S.) 1 1:54.14

50-Yard Freestyle

Calvin Sandefer (Jr.)Sterling (H.S.) 1 20.81
Jacob Stroup (Sr.)Rockford (Guilford) 2 21.62


Joe Namio (Jr.)Freeport (H.S.) 1 401.40
Apollo Picot (Jr.)Rockton (Hononegah) 2 332.60

100-Yard Butterfly

Reiley Austin (So.)Sterling (H.S.) 1 52.94

100-Yard Freestyle

Calvin Sandefer (Jr.)Sterling (H.S.) 1 46.63

500-Yard Freestyle

Carson Faley (So.)Byron 1 4:46.48

100-Yard Backstroke

Jack Wike (Sr.)Sterling (H.S.) 1 51.47

100-Yard Breaststroke

Skylar Drolema (Fr.)Sterling (H.S.) 1 59.98

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