DUNLAP – Northridge has done it all year, and they are putting up once again. The Raiders dominated the preliminaries of the Northern Lakes Conference Boys Swim Championships Thursday night, landing nearly a clean sweep of the top seeds.
Ridge had the top swim in 10 of the 11 events – only the breaststroke does not have a ‘NRID’ in the top spot. That goes to Concord’s Kallaghan Findley, who posted a 59.56 in an event Ridge still has three swimmers but are only fourth, sixth and seventh.
But none of that matters on Saturday other than lane spots, and the Raiders are looking to win its 19th straight team title. Northridge swam the top time in all three relay events and have three swimmers in the other eight individual championship events.
Wawasee and Warsaw have swimmers among the finalists, including several No. 2 seeds. Wawasee’s Brady Robinson is the two in the IM and three in the butterfly, Warsaw’s Grant Knight is the two in the breaststroke, and Warsaw’s medley relay and 200 free relay are both second seeds to Northridge. The Warsaw 400 relay is sitting in third while Tigers Nick Zogbi is fourth in the backstroke and Alex Cook is fifth in the 50 and eighth in the 100. Wawasee’s Jared Krugman is the fourth seed in both the 200 and 500 freestyles.
The NLC Championships will resume Saturday morning with diving beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing with swimming and diving finals at 1 p.m. at Concord.