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Spartans’ Jones advances to diving regional

New Palestine- Connersville was the only local team representing our are at the New Palestine Boys Swimming and Diving Sectional Saturday.  While no local swimmer will be moving on to the IHSAA State Finals, the Spartans’ Quinton Jones advances to Tuesday’s diving regional at Brownsburg.

To qualify for a diving regional, an athlete has to place in the top four at a sectional.  Jones was third with 408.4 points. To qualify for state, the top eight from each regional will advance.

To make it to the state meet for a swimming event, an individual or relay must win their sectional or qualify on time.  The Spartans had no automatic qualifiers.  Jonah Hensley was the top finisher for CHS placing second in both the 50 free and 100 free.

The state finals are at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.  Prelims are Friday, February 28.  Consolation and championship heats are Saturday, February 29.

Greenfield Central won the team sectional with 457 points ahead of Mount Vernon Fortville with 390.  Connersville was seventh with 143 points.

The following are results of local athletes who competed Saturday’s championship heats (top eight) and consolation heats (places 9-16).

200 Medley Relay

  • 7 Connersville                                      1:54.35
    •      1) Nathan Shawl SO                 2) Seth Spurlock JR
    •      3) Ethan Jennings SR               4) Owen Baker FR

200 Free

  • 15 Nathan Shawl              SO CONN                 2:08.49
  • 16 Owen Baker                FR CONN                 2:16.57

200 IM

  • 14 Seth Spurlock             JR CONN                 2:23.89

50 Free

  • 2 Jonah Hensley             JR CONN                   21.86


  • 3 Quinton Jones             JR CONN                  408.40

100 Fly

  • 15 Ethan Jennings            SR CONN                 1:09.09

100 Free

  • 2 Jonah Hensley             JR CONN                   48.95

500 Free

  • 15 Owen Baker                FR CONN                 5:50.42
  •  16 Spencer Noah              SR CONN                 5:50.53

Results continue.

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