Swimming & Diving (Co-Ed) New Palestine High School

Swim teams sweep Warren Central Invitational hardware

By Andrew Smith | Jan. 21, 2023 6:10 PM

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The New Palestine swimming and diving teams both swept the titles at Saturday's eight-team Warren Central Warrior Invitational. The Dragons boys won with 577 points, besting Cathedral (499), Ritter (290), Ben Davis (216) and four other teams. The girls scored 530 points, beating Cathedral (500), Warren Central (250), Ben Davis (243) and four other schools. Chloe Siler was a double-winner for the Dragons girls, as she won the 50 freestyle (26.87) and 100 butterfly (1:08.92), leading a 1-2 finish with Sullie Leavell in the butterfly. Adrianna Huston won the 100 freestyle (58.41). Lillie Abernathy won the 100 breaststroke (1:15.71). Leavell, Abernathy, Siler and Huston won the 200 free relay (1:50.47) and Emma Snyder, Rachel Hamilton, Katelyn Trimpe and Huston won the 400 free relay (4:01.23). Finishing second were Huston in the 200 freestyle and the 200 medley relay team of Trimpe, Abernathy, Leavell and Siler. Placing third were Abernathy in the 200 IM, Leavell in the 50 free and Trimpe in both the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Ava Tuley was fourth in diving. Hamilton had a fifth-place finish in the 100 backstroke. Finishing sixth were Hamilton in the 200 IM, Turner in the 50 freestyle, Lauren Appleby in diving, Cadyn Brown in the 100 free and Olivia Melangton in the 500 free. Snyder was seventh in the 100 backstroke. Placing eighth were Isabelle Singer in the 200 IM and Hanna Stone in the 100 breaststroke. The Dragons boys swept the diving, with Aidan Stephens (285.55) winning, with Daxton Gibson second and Cade Rodgers third. In the 500 free, James Watson (5:20.28) and Dawson Lynch had a 1-2 finish, with Karter McNeil placing sixth. Also winning were Kingery in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.14) and the 200 medley relay team of Lynch, Kingery, Liam Fuller and Chase Martin (1:47.56). Finishing second were Lynch in the 100 backstroke, the 200 free relay team of Martin, Fuller, Dontae Thompson and Ian Erwin, and the 400 free relay team of Watson, Erwin, Ashton Turner and Thompson. The Dragons had several third-place finishes - Blake Hurst in the 100 breaststroke, Watson in the 200 free, Thompson in the 50 free and 100 free and Jake Myers in the 100 backstroke. Fuller was fourth in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Placing fifth were Myers in the 200 IM and Erwin in the 100 free. Turner as sixth in the 100 free. Placing seventh were Martin in the 100 breaststroke, Erwin in the 200 free, Hurst in the 200 IM and Cox in the 100 butterfly, Placing eighth were Luke Appleby in the 10 butterfly and Cox in the 100 backstroke. The Dragons boys will next compete Jan. 30 against Roncalli and Greenwood at the NPHS Natatorium. The girls will next compete Feb. 2 in the sectional at the NPHS Natatorium.

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