Multiple Teams · Swimmers sweep Eastern Hancock


The New Palestine swim teams capped off 2016 with a sweep of Eastern Hancock Saturday morning at EH.

The Dragon girls won 101-61, while the NP boys won 114-45.

In the boys meet, the Dragons had nine first-place finishes. Tyler Corey and Chase Crowder each won two individual races – Corey the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle, Crowder the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Each was a quadruple-winner on the day.

Louis Holbrook won the 200 freestyle and Michael O’Leary the 100 butterfly.

The Dragons swept the relays. Sutton Biddle, Crowder, O’Leary and Corey won the 200 medley relay. Holbrook, Crowder, Tyler Carter and Nico Martin won the 200 free relay. Holbrook, Biddle, O’Leary and Corey won the 400 free relay.

Biddle was second in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Holbrook took second in the 100 butterfly. O’Leary was second in the 100 backstroke and Aaron Lambert second in the 100 beaststroke. Eli Branson, Lambert, Carter and Martin were second in the 200 medley relay.

The Dragon girls won five events, with Maria Virt a quadruple-winner. She won the 100 butterfly and was part of three winning relays. Bethany Neeb won the 100 backstroke. NP swept the relays, with Courtnee Coffman, Hailee Holberton, Virt and Jessica Rogers winning the 200 medley relay. Coffman, Anna Doolin, Virt and Rogers won the 200 free relay, while Coffman, Rogers, Virt and Doolin won the 400 free relay.

 

Finishing second for the Dragons were Kaylynn Crawmer in the 200 freestyle, Maigan Williams in the 200 IM, Holberton in the 50 freestyle, Neeb in the 100 freestyle, Olivia Shadle in the 100 backstroke, Doolin in the 100 breaststroke, and the 400 free relay team of Holberton, Natalie Shanahan, Allison Kirklin and Williams.

The Dragon girls are now 5-4 in dual and tri-meets, while the boys are 2-2-1. Both teams next compete Tuesday, Jan. 3 at home against Greenfield-Central in a dual meet.

Tyler Corey was a quadruple-winner against Eastern Hancock.
Tyler Corey was a quadruple-winner against Eastern Hancock.
Chase Crowder was a quadruple-winner at Eastern Hancock.
Chase Crowder was a quadruple-winner at Eastern Hancock.
Maria Virt was a quadruple-winner at Eastern Hancock.
Maria Virt was a quadruple-winner at Eastern Hancock.