FORT WAYNE – The Homestead girls swimming team took 10th place, its 11th consecutive year with a top-10 finish.
The Spartans scored 91 points at the IHSAA Swim and Dive state championships in Indianapolis on Saturday.
The team competed very well, coach Chad Englehart said in a phone interview. I think we had a number of solid performances. The younger swimmers competed well in the relays along with a couple seniors in the individual events.
Senior Caroline Weigand led the Spartans, placing third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.99. Weigand was also in the 200 medley relay, where Homestead finished sixth (1:45.13).
Wawasees Breanna Robinson finished with personal best times in the 100 butterfly (53.77) and 100 backstroke (53.96). She earned second place in both events, leading the Warriors to 15th place with 43 points.
I was very excited, Robinson said. I was second and third as a freshman, and third in my events last year so Im moving up. Im very proud of myself.
Carroll finished 13th as a team with 62 points, led by its 200 freestyle relay team finishing in sixth place (1:35.88).
Its definitely not what we were hoping for, coach John Gibson said. It was a good learning experience for the younger swimmers. We beat four school records. All in all we did decent, just not what we were hoping for.
In the relays, Carrolls 200 medley relay placed 11th (1:47.44), and Homesteads 200 freestyle relay was 12th (1:38.30). In the 400 freestyle relay, Homestead took 10th (3:33.09); Carroll, 13th (3:34.06); and Wawasee 14th (3:34.65).
For Snider, Hannah Miller finished seventh in the 500 freestyle (4:55.97) and 14th in the 200 freestyle (1:52.89). Georgia Baldus placed 13th in the 200 freestyle (1:52.66).
For Homestead, Reagan Cook took eighth in the 200 individual medley (2:03.19);. Blaire Wills, 14th in diving (388.50); and Katie Krivacs, 15th in the 100 butterfly (57.22).
For Wawasee, Paige Miller finished 15th in the 200 individual medley (2:08.86).
For Carroll, Courtney Kresl placed 10th in the 50 free (23.82); Sarah Pushis, 14th in the 100 backstroke (58.25); and Ciana Heaston, 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.43).
Warsaws Brenna Morgan finished ninth in the 100 free (51.64).
South Adams Cady Farlow finished ninth in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.13).
Carmel took first in the team results for the 28th straight year with 399 points. Crown Point finished in second (209), and Fishers, third (203).
Snider was 20th (23), Warsaw tied for 26th (11) and South Adams tied for 29th (9).