TIGERS TAKE BOTH SETS OF TITLES AT HOME INVITE
Warsaw found success on both sides of its home invitational Saturday at the Warsaw Community Pool. The girls team rolled to a 676 final score to top eight opponents, with runner-up Northwestern at 464 points. The boys team found similar success, scoring 607 points to stay well clear of runner-up Northwestern’s 463 in the nine-team field.
The boys team set a pool record of 1:30.49 in the 200 free relay, comprised of Michael Ray, Nick Bazzoni, Zach LaLonde and Grant Knight. Warsaw won five other events in its title quest, the same quartet winning the medley relay, LaLonde taking the 200 freestyle, Ray the 50 and 100 frees, and Knight the breaststroke.
The girls had all three of its relays claim titles. Rachel Doyle, Melissa Deming, Taylor Gunter and Lily Boston earned the medley, Gunter, Boston, Macelyn Marcuccilli and Gracie Scholl paced the 200 relay and Marcuccilli, Doyle, Scholl and Mariana Malagon won the 400 relay. Boston picked up a win in the 50 free.
PANTHERS PLACE FOURTH AT GOSHEN RELAYS
NorthWood kept pace with area opponents at Saturday’s Goshen Relays.
In mixed competition, NorthWood scored 150 points to place fourth, four shy of third-place Mishawaka, and both looking up at Goshen’s 172 and champion Angola’s 212 points. Marian and Canterbury both scored 88 to tie for fifth and Jimtown was seventh with 52 points.
The NorthWood diving crew of Caitlin Knepp, Nick Davis, Reagan Koble and Caden Jenkins combined to win the diving medley. Runner-up performances for NorthWood included the girls medley relay and the boys 200 free relay.
Angola won nine of the 16 events in its championship quest.
VALLEY MIDDLING AT PLYMOUTH
Valley won events on each side of the Plymouth Pilgrim Relays Saturday afternoon.
Tippecanoe Valley won four of the 20 combined events at Plymouth among its work.
The team standings had Twin Lakes win with 79 points, followed by Plymouth at 47, Pioneer at 46, Knox at 41, Kankakee Valley and Valley at 40, and North Judson at 21.
The Viking boys had three wins. The team of Mitchell Smith, Karl Parker, Brandon Hoffman and Mason Stephen won the 6×50 relay (2:45.42), the same four won the 200 free relay (1:39.87) and Parker, Hoffman, Stephen and Grady McGriff won the 200 breaststroke relay (2:11.03).
The Viking girls won the 200 butterfly relay at 2:13.59, the team of Shayleigh Honeycutt, Makena Smith, Jerzey Conley and Olivia Livengood.
In its championship pushes, Twin Lakes won two boys titles and five girls titles.