Boys Varsity Swimming, Coed Varsity Swimming · Stacey finishes third in state


New Palestine senior Colin Stacey finished third in the state diving competition Saturday.

He becomes the Dragon swimming and diving program’s highest finisher at the IHSAA State Finals.

Stacey was sixth going into the final set of dives, but nailed his final three to total 470.4 points. He finished behind state champion Sam Bennett of Delta (500.1) and runner-up Jack Schwartz of Valparaiso (485.3). Stacey finished ahead of fourth-place Porter Brovont of Eastern (Howard), who scored 457.9.

The 16 team points earned by Stacey gave NPHS a 26th-place finish in the team score.

Stacey is committed to continue his diving career at Texas Christian University.