Boys Varsity Swimming, Coed Varsity Swimming · Stacey wins sectional title, Dragons finish fourth

Colin Stacey won the diving sectional title, one of two New Palestine athletes to advance from Saturday’s New Palestine boys swimming sectional.

Stacey finished first and Austin Lines fourth in the diving competition, giving the Dragons two representatives in Tuesday’s diving regional at Brownsburg.

As a team, the Dragons placed fourth in the 10-team sectional with a score of 258, three ahead of fifth-place Shelbyville. Greenfield-Central won with 457 points, with Mt. Vernon (390) and Richmond (280) finishing second and third.

Stacey won the diving competition with a score of 520.90, a spread of 98.4 points over the second-place finisher. He broke his own school record. Lines finished fourth with a score of 362.70, clinching a regional spot by 1.3 points. The top four finishers advance to the diving regional.

Jackson Schwartz had a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 50 free (22.48) and 100 free (50.64). Kyle Ellis finished eighth in the 200 free (1:57.25) and 500 free (5:30.74). The Dragons had two top-eight finishers in the 100 butterfly, with Damon Estes seventh (1:00.39) and Chase Siler 8th (1:01.49). Siler was also seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:06.54).

The 200 free relay team of Estes, Ben Miesse, Siler and Schwartz finished third in 1:32.34. Quicy Shirk, Siler, Elie Kleine and Schwartz were fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:49.35). Estes, Kleine, Miesse and Ellis were sixth in the 400 free relay (3:34.31).