girls swim team set themselves up for a 21st straight IHSAA Sectional title
Thursday night in the Prelims at Valparaiso High School.
The Trojans will be
the top seed in nine events, including sweeping the top three spots in the
200 Free, 200 IM and 100 Back.
“We swam very well
tonight,” Chesterton coach Mat Pavlovich said. “We had solid swims and
several best times in certain spots. I’m excited for Saturday and what more
rest will bring.”
Double top seeds
individually include Maisyn Klimczak in the 200 Free (1:53.47) and the 500
Free (5:04.98) and Alana Jardenil in the 200 IM (2:07.36) and the 100 Breast
Jardenil’s swim in
the 100 Breast also broke the CHS school record.
Other top seeds
include Olivia Kroeger in the 100 Fly (57.73) and Jordan Alders (58.15).
also be the top seed in all three relays including the 200 Medley group of
Mady Elliott, Jardenil, Kroeger and Veronika Ozimek (1:47.95).
The Trojans also
lead the way in the 200 Free Relay with the team of Sierra Jones, Sophia
Gill, Abigail Raines and Lauren Unruh (1:39.95) and the 400 Free Relay
quartet of Unruh, Alders, Klimczak and Ozimek (3:38.90).
Second seeds for
the Trojans include Unruh (200 Free, 500 Free), Ozimek (200 IM, 100 Free),
Sierra Jones (50 Free) and Elliott (100 Back).
Third place seeds
are Alders (200 Free), Elliott (200 IM), Raines (50 Free), Gill (100 Fly)
and Jones (100 Free).
champion automatically qualifies for the IHSAA State Finals next weekend in
Indianapolis, along with anyone swimming the State Cut qualifying time.
competition begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the Swimming Finals
beginning at 1 p.m. at Valparaiso High School.