Chesterton Tribune

Girls Swimming finishes fourth at State Finals

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By TR HARLAN

When you travel to a State Finals competition, you obviously expect to see the best. Sometimes, it’s even better than that.

The Chesterton girls swim team finished fourth overall at the IHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the IU Natatorium at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Carmel won its 23rd consecutive state championship, setting a National Record, while Hamilton Southeastern was second and Homestead was third.

“We did about all we could do,” Chesterton coach Kevin Kinel said. “I knew it would be the fastest state meet yet, but it even surprised me. Carmel was awesome. The last couple of years they had showed glimpses that someone might catch them. Not this year.

“But, we can only control us. For what we had to do, I thought we performed terrific.”

The Trojans started the meet with a sixth place finish in the 200 Medley Relay (1:47.28) from the quartet of Brittany Fozkos, Olivia Kabacinski, Meaghan McLaughlin and Mallory Przybylinski. 

“That was a two second drop Friday night from the Sectional and a few more tenths today,” Kinel said. “I thought we had a few slow exchanges. It is what it is.”

Kabacinski picked up the first individual medal with a third place finish in the 200 Free (1:50.65).

“It was a really interesting race,” Kabacinski said. “So many girls went out fast and broke away from the pack. My splits were about where I wanted them. I just brought it home a little bit faster than I thought I was going too.”

In the 200 IM, Meaghan McLaughlin took a 14th in 2:09.37 just before Przybylinski and Fozkos went 4-5 in the 50 Free.

“Mallory had a big weekend,” Kinel said. “She had good time drops everywhere. To be fourth in the 50 after being eighth last year is great.”

Chesterton’s Kari Ricard finished 32nd in the 1-Meter Diving competition before the Trojans went back into the pool for Przybylinski to finish 10th in the 100 Free. Teammate Shauna Foor finished 16th.

“Mallory almost won the consolations in the 100 Free,” Kinel said. “She was great in the Medley Relay (23.4 final leg) both days and had a 23.5 on the back end of the 200 Free Relay.

“From conference on, her end of the year was marvelous.”

Kabacinski entered the finals of the 500 Free as the top seed, but finished fourth in 4:56.98.

“The time she swam in the 500 would have won the title last year,” Kinel said. “The times she swam in all of her races would’ve won in past years. The Medley doesn’t work without her breaststroke. And in the 400 Free, the other three had to be good, but we gave her a chance and she held everybody off.”

The Trojans finished third in the 200 Free Relay with Fozkos, Foor, Milana Socha and Przybylinski swimming a 1:36.15.

“Brittany was really solid in two relays,” Kinel said. “On Friday, if they didn’t get in an event they’d have turned it off. She didn’t and gave it her best on relays. She had a great weekend all things considered.”

The 400 Free Relay was the Trojans last chance to put a move on a top three finish.

“In retrospect, we hoped for third and were just two points short,” Kinel said. “I’m pretty pleased.”

The group of Foor, Maddie Miller and McLaughlin kept things close and Kabacinski brought home a third place finish by holding off Zionsville.

“Early we wanted to win conference, repeat at Sectional and be in the top 5 at State,” Kinel said of Chesterton’s expectation level. “We’ve accomplished all the goals. As things come down to it, we thought we had a chance at third and we just couldn’t quite catch it.

“They came through again in a big, big meet. I’m really proud of them.”


 

Team Results

1. Carmel, 427; 2. Hamilton Southeaster, 227; 3. Homestead, 163; 4. Chesterton, 161; 5. Noblesville, 149.5; 6. Indpls. North Central, 137; 7. Center Grove, 117; 8. Columbus North, 106; 9. Zionsville, 91; 10. Westfield, 84.5; 11. Fishers, 72; 12. Lawrence North, 46.5; 13. Penn, 43; 14. Munster, 37.5; 15. FW Snider, 34; 16. Mt.Vernon, 33; 17. McCutcheon, 28; 18. Southmont, 25; 19. Wawasee, 23; 20. Bloomington South, 19; 21. (tie) Northridge and Avon, 18; 23. Valparaiso, 17; 24. Crawfordsville, 16; 25. (tie) Shenandoah and Plymouth, 15; 27. (tie) Lowell, Hamilton Heights, Crown Point and Franklin Community, 13; 31. Vincennes Rivet, 12; 32. (tie) Danville and Portage, 11; 34. Greencastle and Bedford North Lawrence, 9; 36. Castle, 8; 37. (tie) Greenwood, North Montgomery and Twin Lakes, 7; 40. Columbia City, 6; 41. (tie) Concord, Edgewood, Southridge and Evansville Reitz, 5; 45. (tie) Brownsburg, Heritage Christian and Lake Central, 4; 48. (tie) Connersville, Martinsville, Yorktown and Indpls. Brebeuf, 3; 52. (tie) Terre Hauth North and Elkhart Memorial, 2.

Individual Results

200 Medley Relay – 1. Carmel, 1:41.68 (STATE RECORD); 2. Homestead, 1:43.98; 3. Hamilton SE, 1:46.38; 4. (tie) Columbus North and Noblesville, 1:46.92; 6. Chesterton (Brittany Fozkos, Olivia Kabacinski, Meaghan McLaughlin, Mallory Przybylinski), 1:47.28; 7. Indpls. North Central, 1:47.79; 8. Fishers, 1:49.18.

200 Free – 1. Logan Mason (Carmel), 1:48.99; 2. Rhiannon Sheets (Carmel), 1:50.46; 3. Olivia Kabacinski (Chesterton), 1:50.65; 4. Zoe Mattingly (Zionsville), 1:50.92; 5. Carly Mercer (Hamilton SE), 1:51.17; 6. Kait Flederbach (Westfield), 1:51.64; 7. Carly Marshall (Carmel), 1:54.22; 8. Megan Gallagher (McCutcheon), 1:55.41.

200 IM – 1. Trish Regan (Carmel), 2:01.83; 2. Amalia Kobelja (FW Snider), 2:03.56; 3. Aubrey Hertzler (Hamilton SE), 2:04.27; 4. Allie Day (Center Grove), 2:05.38; 5. McKenzie Bagan (Homestead), 2:05.93; 6. Amy Katz (Indpls. North Central), 2:06.24; 7. Megan Jex (Carmel), 2:07.63; 8. Hilary Mishler (Southmont), 2:09.97; 14. Meaghan McLaughlin (Chesterton), 2:09.37.

50 Free – 1. Megan Detro (Carmel), 23.47; 2. Tori Bagan (Homestead), 23.58; 3. Lauren Massey (Indpls. North Central), 23.52; 4. Mallory Przybylinski (Chesterton), 23.68; 5. Brittany Fozkos (Chesterton), 24.04; 6. Nora Brolsma (Noblesville), 24.06; 7. Julia Pratt (Vincennes Rivet), 24.17; 8. Brittany Robinson (Wawasee), 24.26.

1-Meter Diving – 1. Katie Bittner (Noblesville), 470.05; 2. Madelyn Miskulin (Valparaiso), 466.40; 3. Katie Grunawalt (Penn), 457.20; 4. Kate Hillman (Shenandoah), 441.90; 5. Meghan Potee (Noblesville), 436.80; 6. Ellis Walters (Indpls. North Central), 434.75; 7. Gail Susdorf (Fishers), 433.85; 8. Frances Dawes (Danville), 392.50; 32. Kari Ricard (Chesterton), 128.65.

100 Fly – 1. McKenzie Bagan (Homestead), 54.82; 2. Jessie Hammens (Carmel), 55.04; 3. Rhiannon Sheets (Carmel), 55.53; 4. Maegan O’Connor (Hamilton SE), 56.00; 5. Devon Mason (Carmel), 56.19; 6. Julie Ogden (Lawrence North), 56.24; 7. Brittany Robinson (Wawasee), 56.35; 8. Paige Copeland (Hamilton SE), 57.55.

100 Free – 1. Kait Flederbach (Westfield), 50.38; 2. Carly Mercer (Hamilton SE), 50.49; 3. Trish Regan (Carmel), 50.91; 4. Zoe Mattingly (Zionsville), 51.14; 5. Logan Mason (Carmel), 51.28; 6. Megan Detro (Carmel), 51.53; 7. Lauren Massey (Indpls. North Central), 52.00; 8. Aviry Reich (Hamilton SE), 52.57; 10. Mallory Przybylinski (Chesterton), 52.86; 16. Shauna Foor (Chesterton), 53.89.

500 Free – 1. Lauren Jordan (Carmel), 4:53.95; 2. Kristen Nunnelly (Center Grove), 4:54.82; 3. Megan Gallagher (McCutcheon), 4:55.08; 4. Olivia Kabacinski (Chesterton), 4:56.98; 5. Margaret Ramsey (Carmel), 5:01.65; 6. Audrey Welklin (Noblesville), 5:01.87; 7. Emily Ryan (Avon), 5:03.30; 8. Cheyanne Jackson (Hamilton Heights), 5:09.87.

200 Free Relay – 1. Carmel, 1:32.75 (STATE RECORD); 2. Hamilton SE, 1:34.74; 3. Chesterton (Brittany Fozkos, Shauna Foor, Milana Socha, Mallory Przybylinski), 1:36.15; 4. Homestead, 1:36.37; 5. Indpls. North Central, 1:36.56; 6. Noblesville, 1:37.05; 7. Westfield, 1:37.55; 8. Mt. Vernon, 1:37.74.

100 Back – 1. Jessie Hammens (Carmel), 55.29; 2. Amalia Kobelja (FW Snider), 56.12; 3. Aubrey Herzler (Hamilton SE), 56.33; 4. Allie Day (Center Grove), 56.47; 5. Hilary Mishler (Southmont), 56.90; 6. Maegan O’Connor (Hamilton SE), 57.01; 7. Megan Jex (Carmel), 57.16; 8. Lauren Jordan (Carmel), 58.79.

100 Breast – 1. Tori Bagan (Homestead), 1:02.83; 2. Lauren Stauder (Carmel), 1:02.84; 3. Missy Robinson (Crawfordsville), 1:03.49; 4. Emma Schoettmer (Center Grove), 1:03.97; 5. Nikki Hubbard (Penn), 1:04.83; 6. Bridgette Ruehl (Lowell), 1:05.43; 7. Megan Roach (Fishers), 1:05.83; 8. Alex Carmack (Fishers), DQ.

400 Free Relay – 1. Carmel, 3:24.22 (STATE RECORD); 2. Hamilton SE, 3:25.29; 3. Chesterton (Shauna Foor, Maddie Miller, Meaghan McLaughlin, Olivia Kabacinski), 3:30.61; 4. Zionsville, 3:31.29; 5. Center Grove, 3:32.74; 6. Indpls. North Central, 3:33.48; 7. Westfield, 3:33.56; 8. Columbus North, 3:36.89.

 

Posted 2/16/2009