Multiple Teams · Swimmers sweep Connersville on Senior Night


The New Palestine swim teams celebrated Senior Night with dual victories Thursday, as the Dragons swept Connersville in two close meets.

The Dragon girls won 97-88, while the NP boys won 98-84.

The races went down to the meet-ending 400 free relay. Jessica Rogers, Maria Virt, Bailey Young and Maigan Williams won the clinching points for the Dragon girls, with a margin of more than 19 seconds. For the Dragon boys, Tyle Corey, Jack Schwartz, Marlon Cabrera and Damon Estes won the 400 free relay by more than 10 seconds.

Rogers won two other events for the Dragon girls – the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Karen Shriver won in diving, with she and Samantha Booe taking the top two spots.

Placing second were Virt in the 200 and 500 freestyle, Young in the 2oo IM, Williams in the 100 butterfly, Kayleigh Wright in the 100 backstroke and Jordan Owens in the 100 breaststroke.

The Dragon boys won six events. In addition to the 400 free relay, the 200 medley relay team of Cabrera, Chase Siler, Corey and Schwartz began the meet with a victory.

Corey and Cabrera had a 1-2 finish in the 100 butterfly. Estes and Ben Miesse also finished 1-2 in the 200 freestyle. Siler won the 500 freestyle and Anthony Stultz the 100 breaststroke.

Second places went to Corey in the 50 freestyle, Cabrera in the 200 IM, Estes in the 100 freestyle and Austin Lines in diving.

The Dragons are back in action Friday at the Warren Central Invitational, which begins at 6 p.m.

Tyler Corey won three events for the Dragon boys swim team.
Jessica Rogers won three events for the Dragons.