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CHS Girls swim to 19th straight Sectional title

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The Chesterton girls swim team just keeps on rolling along.

The Trojans won their 19th consecutive IHSAA Sectional title on Saturday at LaPorte as they set their sights on next weekend’s State Final in Indianapolis.

“I’m really proud of these kids,” Chesterton coach Kevin Kinel said. “We stepped up today. There are a lot of really, really fast swimmers in this Sectional. There always are. This is a special group we have and I’m elated for them.”

The Trojans got things going right away with a victory by the 200 Medley Relay quartet of Jaclyn Klimczak, Jenn Gillen, Olivia Kroeger and Jadah Eshenauer in 1:45.95.

“Our relays were ok,” Kinel said. “There is some improving to do there. We’ve got a week to get better and we will.”

The Trojans also won the 200 Free Relay with the team of Eshenauer, Sophia Gill, Maisyn Klimczak and Lauryn Kallay in 1:37.97 and the 400 Free Relay with the group of Kallay, Jaclyn Klimczak, Olivia Kroeger and Lauren Unruh.

Maisyn Klimczak was a double individual Sectional title winner with wins in the 200 Free (1:52.31) and the 500 Free (4:55.60). Her time in the 500 Free was a Sectional record, breaking the record of teammate Lauryn Kallay last year (4:56.94).

“Maisyn was crazy good,” Kinel said. “A Sectional record in the 500. I think it’s the third fastest time in the State this year. Her swim in the 200 Free was also great.”

Sister Jaclyn Klimczak also won two individual titles with wins in the 200 IM (2:04.61) and the 100 Back (55.47).

“Jaclyn did what she always does,” Kinel said. “She’ll have high seeds and high expectations for herself next week.”

Olivia Kroeger was the other individual title winner in the pool with a victory in the 100 Fly (57.14).

“Olivia Kroeger going 57.14 as a freshman is incredible,” Kinel said. “Sophia Gill’s 100 Fly, along with her 50 (Free) and leg in the 200 Free Relay was great too. Abbey Koster dropped time Thursday in the Fly and did it again on Saturday. Incredible.”

The last Trojan victory came in 1-Meter Diving where senior Piper Downing won with 372.20 points to edge runner-up teammate Marina Weinberg (357.70). Chesterton’s Sarah Schimpf was fourth (345.30).

All three will head to Penn on Tuesday for the IHSAA Diving Regional.

“All three divers made it to Regionals,” Kinel said. “I don’t know that we’ve ever done that before. All three have a realistic chance to get to State.”

The Trojans will return to the pool on Friday night for the IHSAA State Finals prelims at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis.

“We got just about everybody through that we could,” Kinel said. “We tend to look past the Sectional sometimes. I think our best is yet to come.”

IHSAA Sectional

AT LAPORTE

Team Results

1. Chesterton, 569; 2. Valparaiso, 412; 3. Portage, 255; 4. Hobart, 245; 5. LaPorte, 197; 6. Michigan City, 176; 7. Wheeler, 125; 8. Knox, 87; 9. Merrillville, 78; 10. North Judson, 33; 11. South Central, 7.

Individual Results

200 Medley Relay -- 1. Chesterton (Jaclyn Klimczak, Jenn Gillen, Olivia Kroeger, Jadah Eshenauer), 1:45.95; 2. Valparaiso, 1:50.90; 3. Hobart, 1:54.39; 4. Portage, 1:56.75; 5. LaPorte, 2:00.66; 6. Michigan City, 2:04.92; 7. Wheeler, 2:05.84; 8. Knox, 2:14.59.

200 Free -- 1. Maisyn Klimczak ©, 1:52.31; 2. Lauryn Kallay ©, 1:52.96 (STATE CUT); 3. Jacklyn Bontrager (V), 1:53.21 (STATE CUT); 4. Lauren Unruh ©, 1:54.29; 5. Hannah Shepherd (V), 1:57.44; 6. Erin Burke (P), 2:04.17; 7. Alicia Wireman (LP), 2:04.60; 8. Hailey Sweeney (H), 2:09.49.

200 IM -- 1. Jaclyn Klimczak ©, 2:04.61; 2. Elizabeth Simac (V), 2:08.98; 3. Olivia Kroeger ©, 2:09.11; 4. Katie Craig ©, 2:13.09; 5. Brianna Pniak (V), 2:14.50; 6. Shannon McCall (V), 2:18.22; 7. Avery Johnston (P), 2:24.03; 8. Laura Wong (W), 2:28.46.

50 Free -- 1. Emma Wright (H), 24.11; 2. Jadah Eshenauer ©, 24.45; 3. Sophia Gill ©, 24.75; 4. Abigail Roberts (LP), 24.84; 5. Abi Raines ©, 25.21; 6. Delaney O’Brien (H), 25.56; 7. Sarah Hyska (MC), 25.72; 8. Morganne Marrs (W), 25.88.

1-Meter Diving -- 1. Piper Downing ©, 372.20; 2. Marina Weinberg ©, 357.70; 3. Mary Warner (V), 355.95; 4. Sarah Schimpf ©, 345.30; 5. Ruba Alobeid (V), 293.90; 6. Emma Henderson (LP), 290.85; 7. Alivia Ahner (H), 289.60; 8. Chloe Perkins (LP), 286.75.

100 Fly -- 1. Olivia Kroeger ©, 57.14; 2. Sophia Gill ©, 59.37; 3. Abbey Koster ©, 1:00.16; 4. Alicia Wireman (LP), 1:02.67; 5. Lea Deyoung (P), 1:02.90; 6. Janine Holleworth (V), 1:04.24; 7. Morganne Marrs (W), 1:04.30; 8. Hailey Sweeney (H), 1:05.51.

100 Free -- 1. Emma Wright (H), 51.90; 2. Lauryn Kallay ©, 52.38; 3. Jacklyn Bontrager (V), 53.20; 4. Jadah Eshenauer ©, 53.43; 5. Abigail Roberts (LP), 54.59; 6. Abi Raines ©, 54.61; 7. Grace Cobble (V), 55.74; 8. Sarah Hyska (MC), 57.37.

500 Free -- 1. Maisyn Klimczak ©, 4:55.60 (SECTIONAL RECORD); 2. Lauren Unruh ©, 5:03.53 (STATE CUT); 3. Katie Craig ©, 5:14.95; 4. Hannah Shepherd (V), 5:16.36; 5. Shannon McCall (V), 5:23.21; 6. Erin Burke (P), 5:40.07; 7. Gillian Rossman (V), 5:48.56; 8. Cynthia Garbison (K), 5:57.46.

200 Free Relay -- 1. Chesterton (Jadah Eshenauer, Sophia Gill, Maisyn Klimczak, Lauryn Kallay), 1:37.97; 2. Valparaiso, 1:42.37; 3. Hobart, 1:43.03; 4. LaPorte, 1:44.95; 5. Michigan City, 1:49.19; 6. Portage, 1:49.35; 7. Wheeler, 1:57.04; 8. Merrillville, 2:03.76.

100 Back -- 1. Jaclyn Klimczak ©, 55.47; 2. Mady Elliott ©, 58.61; 3. Brianna Pniak (V), 1:00.98; 4. Lily Soeter ©, 1:01.01; 5. Grace Cobble (V), 1:03.13; 6. Delaney O’Brien (H), 1:04.74; 7. Gillian Galinsky (P), 1:06.76; 8. Lea Deyoung (P), 1:07.84.

100 Breast -- 1. Elizabeth Simac (V), 1:03.78; 2. Jenn Gillen ©, 1:05.87 (STATE CUT); 3. Avery Johnston (P), 1:07.38; 4. Abbey Koster ©, 1:10.11; 5. Erin McGuire (MC), 1:11.10; 6. Daniela Demko (P), 1:11.13; 7. Hannah Stewart ©, 1:11.81; 8. Amanda Kowalsky (H), 1:14.47.

400 Free Relay -- 1. Chesterton (Lauryn Kallay, Jaclyn Klimczak, Olivia Kroeger, Lauren Unruh); 2. Valparaiso; 3. Portage; 4. Hobart; 5. Michigan City; 6. LaPorte; 7. Wheeler; 8. Knox.

 

Posted 2/5/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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