Senior Karen Shriver finished runner-up at Saturday’s sectional and advanced to the Plainfield diving regional, helping lead the New Palestine girls swimming team to a fifth-place finish at Saturday’s New Palestine sectional.
Shriver tallied a score of 354.0, finishing just 1.05 points back of the sectional champion, Erica Lucas of Centerville.
The Dragons had three other individuals post five top-eight finishes. Katelyn Trimpe was fourth in the 100 freestyle and eighth in the 50 freestyle. Bailey Young was eighth in both the 200 and 500 freestyle. Kayleigh Wright was eighth in the 100 butterfly.
The Dragons were also runners-up in the 400 free relay, with Young, Moriah Corey, Claire Whisler and Trimpe posting a time of 4:07.68. Young, Corey, Arielle Poynter and Trimpe finished fourth in the 200 free relay.