What does rock-paper-scissors have to do with swimming?

The popular hand game was used to decide the unofficial winner of the Pekin co-op vs. Washington co-op boys swimming meet Thursday at Five Points Washington.

The teams tied 93-93, but didn't want to leave it at that.

"The boys decided to jokingly break the tie with a best-of-three rock-paper-scissors," said Pekin coach Christine Dunn. "Washington took that contest."

Pekin freshman Alex Kula has been a rock for the Dragons this season, looking anything like a rookie high school swimmer.

He was a three-time winner against Washington, taking the 200 freestyle (1:51.95) and 100 butterfly (:56.91) and joining with Jack Marlatt, Tyler Cummins and Adam Peterson to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:33.87).

Peterson, a Western Illinois recruit, also won three events for the Dragons. He won the 50 freestyle (:22.49) and 500 freestyle (5:29.26) in addition to the 200 freestyle relay.

Pekin's other winner was Marlatt in the 200 IM (2:12.40).

Three Washington swimmers each won an individual event.
Leo Edwards won the 100 freestyle (:51.39), Christian Buck won the 100 backstroke (1:04.59) and Camden Schmidt won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.63). The Panthers' Carson Butler won diving (151.45 points).

Washington also won two relays.

Anthony Williams, Schmidt, Buck and Ty Barclay won the 200 medley relay (1:53.11) and Buck, Drake Seibert, Williams and Edwards won the 400 freestyle relay (3:46.75).

Pekin's top 200 medley relay team was disqualified because a swimmer started early, Dunn said, but the same group rebounded to win the 200 freestyle relay.

Steve Stein can be reached at stevestein21@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @SpartanSteve.