Welcome to Daniel Carr's world, where you can enter a large boys' swimming event with low expectations and leave with four wins and two meet records.
The Cheyenne Mountain senior set the Pine Creek Eagles Swim and Dive Invitational meet record in the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 53.85 seconds (record, 2:00.11) and anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay in 1:27.04 (1:27.18 record). He also won the 100 butterfly (52.86) and was part of the successful 200 medley relay (1:37.02).
"We just came in after a really hard of training so I didn't come in here looking to do anything but swim my times," Carr said Saturday. "We just wanted to try some new events. My 100 fly time could have been better."
Cheyenne Mountain cruised to the team championship with 513 points with Coronado second (244) and Discovery Canyon third (230) at the Air Force Academy pool.
Carr wasn't the only individual to post memorable times. Pine Creek junior Nick Sherman won the 100 backstroke (52.40) and placed second in the 100 freestyle (47.03) behind Cheyenne Mountain's Kyle Leach. Both of Sherman's times were school records.
Air Academy sophomore Griffin Ayotte won the sprinter's 50 freestyle (21.92) and the long-distance 500 freestyle (4:53.71) as well.
"He really rose to the challenge," Kadets coach Scott Newell said. "Even on the (fifth-place 400 freestyle) relay he went out there and competed because he realized the honor of being the anchor. He really respects the other swimmers here and likes to be pushed."
Discovery Canyon diver Sean McDonough set a school record with 434.65 points to win the diving competition. That event was separate from the rest of the invite with Cheyenne Mountain edging the Thunder by a 39-31 margin.
Part of the attraction of the large Pine Creek meet was being the same site as next month's 4A state meet.
Discovery Canyon coach Dave Burgess took advantage of that to get as many of his athletes comfortable with the natatorium.
"This is a great opportunity to get these guys in the pool as much as possible to get used to the walls and the sight lines," he said.