Record Breaking Day at Girls’ Swimming and Diving Sectionals

It didn’t take long before the first of many records were broken at the today’s girls’ swimming and diving Sectional meet! Chesterton’s time of 1:47.17 in the 200m Medley Relay was the first of seven sectional records sent packing during the course of the day. The 200m Individual Medley, 50 yard Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m Free Relay, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke events also had new Sectional benchmarks set today.

The Chesterton Trojans took away first place with 571 points, with Valparaiso coming in second with 360.5 points and Portage taking 3rd with a score of 244.

The 500m freestyle saw Trojan teammates Amy Socha and Trenee Fancherkeller swimming stroke for stroke through the first 250m when Socha took a slight lead. She then opened up on the 15th lap and won the race.

La Porte Coach Bart Frank was proud of his Slicers saying, “We’ve had our best swims so far, except for two. The girls have worked hard and are doing awesome!”

The 100m Backstroke was a great race with teammates Cara Kroeger and Caylee Casbon pushing each other. Kroeger came out on top with one of the sectional records of the day.

Top Three Places in each Event:

200 Medley Relay: 1st Chesterton 1:47.17, 2nd LaPorte 1:55.68, 3rd Wheeler 1:57.66
200 Free:1st Kelly Craig 1:52.97, 2nd Trenee FancherKeller 1:55.67, 3rd Wendy BantaLong 1:57.14 all
CH 200 IM: 1st Cara Kroeger CH 2.03..50, 2nd Marita BantaLong CH 2:11.17, 3rd Stephanie Krause CH 2:11.57
50 Free: 1st Vanessa Krause CH 23.36, 2nd Andrea Hanas CH 24.51 , 3rd Brittany Borzych CH 25.17
100 Fly: 1st Vanessa Krause CH 54.95, 2nd Erin Socha CH 58.92, 3rd Caylee Casbon CH 59.21
100 Free: 1st Andrea Hanas CH 53.14, 2nd Marita BantaLong CH 53.97, 3rd Erin Delahunty Valpo 55.43
500 Free: 1st Amy Socha CH 5:03.69, 2nd Trenee FancherKeller CH 5:12.01, 3rd Wendy BantaLong CH 5:18
200 Free Relay: 1st Chesterton 1:36.91, 2nd Valpo 1:45.55, 3rd Wheeler 1:47.73,
100 Backstroke: 1st Cara Kroeger CH 56.16, 2nd Caylee Casbon CH 57.63, 3rd Stephanie Krause CH 59.94
100 Breaststroke: 1st Kelly Craig CH 1:05.86, 2nd Aubrey Wing CH 1:07.08, 3rd Gabi Gillians WH 1:08.09
400 Free Relay: 1st Chesterton 3:32.23, 2nd Valpo 3:47.23, 3rd LaPorte 3:53.71

Diving Honors went to:

  • 1st Taylor McBride, Valparaiso
  • 2nd Allison Ormsby Michigan City,
  • 3rd Allison Poole Valparaiso

Carley Wynn of Hobart completed her first year of diving and is happy with the results. She explained her decision to dive this year, “At first I joined to swim, but saw how much fun the guy divers were having a decided to try it. I was 3 points from placing but satisfied with what I did.”

Jon Foddrill, Hobart’s coach, stated, “I am proud of the girls, I think they surprised themselves. Everyone finished higher then Thursday and this is definitely a season we can build off of.”

Congratulations to Michigan City Coach Dan Jenkins for being named Coach of the Year!

Click here for photos from the meet!