IHSAA GIRLS SWIM STATE: WARSAW BOWS OUT, RIDGE IN POSITION
StaceyPageOnline / Sports on Saturday, February 10, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – Warsaw saw its girls swim season come to a close in the preliminary round of the IHSAA Girls Swimming State Finals at IUPUI.
Delaney Wihebrink was the lone individual swimmer from Warsaw to compete, taking 24th in the breaststroke with a time of 1:06.91, a touch off her school record of 1:06.19 set at the Warsaw sectional a week ago. The top time in the event was set by Yorktown’s Emily Weiss, who clocked a 59.25 to set the state record. Weiss has produced some of the fastest times in the country in the event, going 58.77 at Winter Junior Nationals last year, chasing the national record of 58.56.
Warsaw was disqualified from its medley relay appearance, and results were not made public from the 200 free relay, where Warsaw was seeded 24th.
Northridge set itself up for a run at a high spot in the team standings and possibly individual championships.
All three of its relays are in finals, the 400 free seeded second, the medley seventh, and the 200 free came into Friday seeded first. Sensational freshman Elsa Fretz continued to impress, landing second in the 100 free and third in the 200 free while teammate Lauren Miller is fifth in the 100 free. Sydnee Emerson will also swim in two championship finals, seeded fifth in the IM and eighth in the butterfly. Haley Dygert will work in the consolation final of the breaststroke, seeded 10th.
The Raiders also have two divers who could podium, including the top overall seed in Sara Troyer, who comes into the finals with the only plus-500 score from regionals while Mary Grossman is seeded third, just behind defending champion Jackie Brenn of Homestead.
Concord has two lanes working Saturday, MaKayla Miller in the 50 consoles and its 400 free relay in the consoles. Diver Jena Lechlitner will compete Saturday.
Rochester landed one swimmer in Saturday swims in Madelyn Sailors, who finished 11th in the 50 free. Teammate Abigail McCarter was 21st in the breaststroke and 27th in the IM.
Manchester’s lone competitor, freshman Halle Briner, was 29th in the 200 free and 30th in the 500 free.