The boys’ and girls’ swim teams competed in the Western Indiana Conference Championship Friday night, bringing home 4 new school records, 2 new WIC records and lifetime best swims. The boys’ team finished second to Indian Creek in team scoring, and the girls’ team finished third behind the Cascade championship team and Greencastle.
South earned 4 Conference wins on the night: Evvie Timberman won both the 50 and 100 free, lowering her own school record in the 100. Evan Steffy won both the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, breaking 18 year-old school records in both and setting new conference records in the events as well. The 400 Freeststyle relay team of Zion Harris, Kyle Cunningham, Eric Hinkle and Evan Steffy were also conference champions, closing out the night in commanding style for the blue ribbon.
There were numerous other highlights throughout the meet, including an incredible night for Kyle Cunningham, who swam lifetime bests each time he dove into the pool (Medley Relay, 200 IM and 100 Fly). Morgan Dixon had an amazing meet as well, lowering her PRs in both the 200 and 500, and utilizing strong back-half races to out-swim the athletes around her. Lee Haywood managed swimming and diving simultaneously, diving to a new school record and third place finish in that event and also swimming a lifetime best 100 free (6th place finish).
Other lifetime and season best swims were as follows:
Erik Bagdasaryan: 50 and 100 freestyle
Aubrey Bennett: 50 and 500 freestyle
Andrew Carr: 200 (3rd place) and 500 freestyle (2nd place)
Max Dunaway: 500 freestyle
Zion Harris: 50 (5th place) and 100 free (4th place)
Eric Hinkle; 100 Fly (3rd) and 100 back (3rd)
Catherine Hodge: 50 freestyle
Josie Hutcheson: 200 IM (7th)
Daniel Johnson: 200 free (7th) and 100 Breaststroke (5th)
Sammi Jones: season best swims in the 200 free (3rd) and 500 free (3rd)
David Lorimer: 11-dive PR (7th)
Ally Menke: 200 IM, 100 free
Keeli Pastore: 100 free (6th)
Brady Robinson: 100 Fly, 100 Breaststroke
Marcus Robinson: 200 Freestyle, 100 backstroke
Rachel Sallee: 200 IM, 100 backstroke (7th)
Drew Steffy: 100 Fly, 11-Dive PR (5th)
Michael Stewart: 500 Freestyle
Abby Teipen: 200 freestyle
Keira Wells: 100 Fly
Kendra Young: 100 Fly
**************Full results can be seen here.
The Eagles have one more regular season meet on Tuesday at Mooresville.
*Photo credit: Denisa Timberman