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The Journal Gazette

Friday, February 24, 2017 6:28 pm

Steele's 2nd leads area swimmers in state prelims


Snider senior Jacob Steele claimed second place in the 100-yard backstroke Friday night at the boys state preliminaries in Indianapolis.

Steele (49.90) qualified for today's finals at IUPUI Natatorium, and there were 10 other area performances that did so as well.

In the 200 medley relay, Carroll's team (Noah Yarian, Parker Bull, Jackson Kent and Tristan DeWitt) came in fourth with a time of 1:33.80, and Homestead (Trey Cooley, Bryce Warner, Chase Chastain and Riley Anderson) made the cut at seventh with 1:34.67.

In the 200 freestyle, Homestead sophomore Julian Norman was fourth (1:40.93) and finished sixth in the 500 freestyle at 4:34.74.

In the 200 IM, Kent (1:50.16) finished fourth and was fifth in the 100 butterfly at 49.53.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Carroll (DeWitt, Carson Bull, Parker Bull and Kent) was fourth at 1:25.49. Homestead (Norman, Scott Hodson, Anderson and Noah Dalton) came in fifth at 1:25.63.

Yarian joined Steele in qualifying in the 100 backstroke with a fourth-place finish at 50.18.

In the 400 freestyle relay, Homestead's crew of Norman, Hodson, Warner and Dalton made the cut by finishing eighth at 3:09.58.

Also, Carmel’s Drew Kibler set a boys national public high school record in the 200 freestyle with a 1:33.30.