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Columbus North Boys Swimming and Diving Recap- EC sends six to state, SD one to diving regional

Columbus North Boys Swimming and Diving Sectional Recap
Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20

East Central is sending six sectional champion athletes to the IHSAA State Finals Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.  Nick Weber won two individual events- the 50 Free in 20.46 (sectional record) and 100 Free in 45.52.  Skyler Cavins won the 100 Fly in 53.67.  And the Trojan 200 Free Relay team also claimed a sectional championship. Ayden Ketcham, Matthew Badinghaus, Henry Strotman and Weber swam the event in 1:27.46.

South Dearborn’s Bailey Whitelock won the Diving title with a total of 376.5 points.  He moves on to the Jasper Diving Regional on Tuesday.

Swimming Advancement:
1. First place sectional winners in each event qualify for the state meet plus…
2. Any contestant who equals or betters the state time standard in their respective event in the consolation finals or championship finals of the sectional qualifies for the state. The state standard may not be achieved by a swimmer who is competing as the first leg of a relay.
3. The next fastest number of contestants in the state that would bring the total number of state meet entrants to thirty-two (32) in each event. In the event that a tie exists for the 32nd position, the tie shall stand and both swimmers shall advance to the state championships.

Diving Advancement:
1. First through fourth place sectional winners will qualify for the diving regional.
2. First through eighth place regional winners will qualify for the state finals.

Top 3 team scores plus local scores: 1st Bloomington North 425, 2nd Columbus North 367, 3rd East Central 349, 6th Batesville 150, 7th Milan 108, 8th Greensburg 97, 9th South Dearborn 78, 10th Oldenburg 61, 11th Lawrenceburg 52, 13th South Ripley 16

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