MIDDLEBURY – The hosts had the mosts, as expected, in the preliminaries Thursday night of the Northridge boys swim sectional.
The No. 10 Raiders put themselves in position to lay claim to their 12th straight sectional championship come Saturday.
Northridge turned in the fastest times in seven of the 11 swimming events contested in prelim action. Elkhart Central notched the fastest performances in the other four events heading into the finals Saturday.
Logan Brugh led the way for Wawasee in the preliminaries by earning a spot in a pair of finals. Brugh was fourth in the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:03.14 and was sixth in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.46 for the Warriors.
The duo of Mason Germonprez and Zac Hershberger each earned a spot in the finals for Wawasee. Germonprez was eighth in the prelims of the 200 IM with a time of 2:11.14 and Hershberger placed eighth in the prelims of the 100 freestyle in a time of 50.97.
The Warriors also had all three of their relay teams earn a spot in the finals with top eight finishes Thursday night. Wawasee was fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:50.36) and 200 freestyle relay (1:40.66) events and sixth in the 400 freestyle relay race (3:50.67).
Jon Stoller paced the host Raiders with the top prelim swims in both the 200 IM (1:59.87) and the 100 breaststroke (59.09).
The sectional resumes Saturday with the diving prelims at 9 a.m. The finals in all events begin at 1 p.m. with the sectional champions and anyone making the state standard qualifying times advancing to the State Finals Feb. 28 and March 1.