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Swimming: Mounties sweep Stars, Athenians and Chargers fall

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Athenians swept by Bulldogs

The Crawfordsville boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams celebrated senior night against Brownsburg on Thursday. The Bulldogs beat the Athenians 143-43 on the girls side, and 147-39 on the boys side.

Alyx Bannon won a pair of events for Crawfordsville — swimming to a win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.52 seconds and in the 100 freestyle in 56.99 seconds.

Crawfordsville celebrated six seniors including Jaden Azar, Abby Bannon, Faith Rogers, Ronja Siebert, Cole Hudson, and Cameron Nordenbrock.

“That senior group has really matured,” Athenians coach Kevin Hedrick said. “And they’ve probably done as much leadership this year as I’ve seen a senior group do. We will miss them, and be able to replace a couple of them as we always do.”

Azar was sixth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 34.01 seconds, while Abby Bannon was fourth in the 200 individual medley in 2:41.58, and third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:18.87. Nordenbrock was fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.16, and sixth in the 50 freestyle, while Hudson was fifth in the 50 freestyle in 26.58 seconds. Hudson was sixth in the 100 freestyle.

Rogers placed fifth in the diving portion with a mark of 125.20.

The Athenians, who competed against Terre Haute North on Tuesday, Brownsburg, and will travel to Lafayette Jeff next week, use this stretch of the season to measure themselves with some of the best teams in the area as they prep for the IHSAA state tournament.

“We come off of a conference meet where we are typically one of the top teams in the conference,” Crawfordsville coach Kevin Hedrick said. “This is not a bad way for the kids to kind of remember that they have to dig in and work hard. We want to be a caliber of Brownsburg, and Harrison, Terre Haute North and Jeff. We are there, we just have to get over that hump, and believe that we are that caliber of team.”

Tigers sweep Chargers

The North Montgomery boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams were swept by Lebanon on Thursday night. The boys fell 140-37, while the girls lost 122-61.

The foursome of Madelynn Mershon, Kelsey Anderson, Maggie Michael and Sidney Campbell won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:51.32.

Campbell also won the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.1 seconds. Jamason Burget placed second for North Montgomery in the boys’ 200 freestyle with a time of 2:09.52.

Mounties sweep Stars

The Southmont swimming and diving teams swept Western Boone on Thursday night. The boys’ won 92-61, while the girls’ won 122-61.

Aubrey Jones, Suzi Pedro, Emma Tyler, and Jane Scheidler teamed up for a win in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:06.69, while Megan Scheidler, Suzi Pedro, Tyler, and Jane Scheidler won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:47.53. Megan and Jane Scheidler, Jones, and Tyler won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:17.5.

Individual winners on the girls side included Jane Scheidler in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:14.24, while Megan Scheidler won the 200 individual medley in 2:36.68. Pedro won the 50 freestyle in 27.18 seconds, while Tyler won the 100 freestyle in 58.78 seconds, and Bailey Barker won the 500 freestyle in 6:29.94. Pedro won the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.19.

The boys 200 medley relay team of John Zimmerman, Logan Harman, Trent Jones, and Karter Blankenship with a time of 1:56.02, while the foursome of Gabriel Lindley, Gavin Waddell, Ty Elless, and Jones won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:28.78.

Individual winners included Zimmerman in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:25.2, and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.82. Jones won the 50 freestyle in 23.83 seconds, and the 100 butterfly in 1:01.08, while Waddell won the 500 freestyle in 5:39.2.

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