NAPPANEE – It was a matter of quantity which equated to a pair of wins for the NorthWood swim teams Monday night in a dual with Tippecanoe Valley. Depth on both sides from the hosts made up what Valley fired out from its aces in a well-matched pair of duals.
NORTHWOOD GIRLS 104, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 80
The Lady Panthers and the Lady Vikings split six wins apiece, but five runner-ups and a host of third places gave NorthWood enough for the team win.
Elle Roberts and Andrea Williams were double winners for the Panthers, Roberts in the 200 free (2:11.42) and breaststroke (1:16.68) while Williams claimed the 50 free (30.74) and the 500 free (6:46.13). NorthWood’s 200 free relay claimed honors at 2:03.64 and Reagan Koble led the list in diving at 156.60.
Valley opened and closed with wins, taking the medley relay (2:13.32) and 400 free relay (4:28.68). Olivia Livengood doubled up, winning the individual medley (2:36.35) and the butterfly (1:10.06). Makenna Smith added a win in the 100 free (1:06.28) and Elaina Dishon grabbed the backstroke (1:17.75).
NORTHWOOD BOYS 100, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 78
Depth was on display in the boys ledger. While Valley won nine of the 12 events, NorthWood’s three play nine runner-up places evened out, and a handful of thirds allowed the Panthers get by the Vikings.
NorthWood had its 200 free relay (1:52.94) and Lucas Warren in the 500 (6:37.51) take swims and start the day with a full sweep of diving, led by state finalist Caden Jenkins’ 184.65.
Valley had a trio of double winners. Karl Parker took the fly (1:03.70) and IM (2:19.21), Mason Stephen in the 50 (23.87) and breast (1:07.44) and Brandon Hoffman in the 100 free (55.44) and back (1:04.09). Mitchell Smith added a 2:31.40 take in the 200 free and the Vikes started and closed well with a 1:55.02 in the medley relay and 3:54.59 in the 400 relay.