Swimming Sectional Results
On Saturday the boys swim team competed at Sectional finals held at North Central High School.
With the stands full and the swimmers ready, the meet was underway. The 200 medley relay team placed 7th with a time of 1:48.55 scoring 24 points for the Warriors. Leading off the relay was freshman Tyler Trumpy followed by seniors Mason Amos, Ernesto Cabrera and Jason Hester.
For the first individual swim of the day, Trumpy swam an exciting 200 freestyle. Swimming a time of 1:52.59, he won the consolation heat by 2 seconds and dropped 4 seconds off of his time from prelims.
“I was surprised by his swim,” Head Coach John Sincroft said. “He had a great meet.”
In the finals heat of the 200 freestyle, senior Jackson Sandala won the 200 freestyle for the third year in a row with a time of 1:40.64 scoring 20 points for the Warriors. Placing first Sandala will move on to swim at State next Friday. With his time on Saturday, he is seeded 2nd in the state behind senior Troy Li from Carmel.
The only boy in the 200 IM, junior Ethan Park, secured the second win of the day for the Warriors. Coming from behind Park won the event with a time of 1:56.33 adding another 20 points to the team score. Park also advanced to State and is seeded 25th.
Senior Anthony Mendez and Amos were in the 50 freestyle. Dropping time from his prelims swim, Mendez swam a time of 22.43 placing 4th and scored 15 points. Amos placed 16th with a time of 24.13 and added a point to the team scores.
Junior Jared Hilt made his way back on the podium after facing a mid season concussion placed 2nd for the Warriors in diving. Hilt scored 369.50 points finishing 2 ½ points behind first place. He advanced to Regionals and will attempt to qualify for state for the second year in a row. Sophomore Chris Penick fell short of qualifying for Regionals placing 6th with 2292.55 points.
After diving, the Warriors picked up the pace of the meet. Mendez and Cabrera both swam in the finals heat of the 100 butterfly. Finishing 4th, Mendez swam a life-time best time of 53.70 and added another 15 points to the team total. Cabrera was close behind placing 6th with a time of 55.52 and scored 13 points for the Warriors.
Sandala picked up his second win for the day in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45:94. With that time he is seeded first in the state .05 ahead of freshman Jacob Destrampe from Franklin Community.
“I am excited about how hard he worked,” Sincroft said. “We have a great challenge on our hands.”
In the 500 freestyle, Trumpy and Cabrera both put up some impressive times. Trumpy placed 4th with a time of 5:04.38 scoring 15 points. Right behind him was Cabrera who dropped 2 seconds from his time in prelims and placed 6th contributing 14 points.
The second relay of the day, the 200 freestyle, was strong for the Warriors. Sandala, Park, Amos and Mendez placed 2nd overall and missed the state cut time with a time of 1:28.56. However, to fill the top 32 spots, the boys were pulled in and are seeded 23 in the state.
The Warriors advanced all three swimmers back in the 100 breaststroke. First-year swimmer sophomore Thomas Amos placed 10th with a time of 1:10.48, and Amos had another strong swim placing 6th with a time of 1:04.91. Park picked up his second win for the day coming in 1st with a time of 58.81. His time now has him ranked 19th in the state. Between the three of them, they added 40 points to the team total.
For the final event of the night the boys swam hard in the 400 freestyle relay. Mendez, Cabrera, Sandala, and Park finished 2nd with a time of 3:16.50 and missed the state cut. Once again the boys were pulled in to fill the top 32 spots and are ranked 22nd.
The boys finished the day scoring 304 points and placing 2nd behind North Central who had 458 points. For the second year in a row the boys placed 2nd at Sectionals.
“I feel great. Everyone dropped time, cheered, had fun and did the most important thing, swim with great passion. I was very excited to see the progress we had at Sectionals,” Sincroft said. “This year’s seniors are very special and it’s exciting to see some of them advance to State.”