The North Central Swimming & Diving Team turned in a strong showing over the weekend at the MIC Championships, with senior Peter LaBarge swimming his way to a conference title in the 50 Freestyle and the NC girls finishing as team runners-up to Carmel. The Panther boys finished fourth overall.
LaBarge added a runner-up finish in the 100 Freestyle to his crown in the 50 Freestyle and teamed with senior Logan Parker and juniors Tyler Diercks and Sam Nemeth to finish third in the 400 Freestyle Relay. LaBarge, Diercks, Nemeth and sophomore Michael Goetz finished fourth in the 200 Medley Relay. Nemeth teamed with senior Jacob Ruschhaupt, sophomore Brooks Hillenbrand and freshman Carsyn Christoffel to finish fifth in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Parker added an individual eighth place finish in the 200 IM, as did freshman Thomas Garrard in diving.
The Panther girls were runner-up in all three relay events. Senior Ashley Glesing, juniors Claudia Buddenbaum and Meggie McPherson and sophomore Alani Hightower were second in the 200 Medley Relay; Buddenbaum, Glesing, Hightower and junior Grace Lough were second in the 200 Freestyle Relay and Lough, McPherson, junior Sally Jones and sophomore Emma Horton were second in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Individually, Glesing (100 Breaststroke), Isakson (500 Freestyle), Lough (50 & 100 Freestyle) and McPherson (100 Butterfly) added fourth place finishes. Hightower (200 IM), Isakson (200 Freestyle) and sophomore Emma Horton (100 Freestyle) picked up fifth place finishes. Sixth place finishes were turned in by Jones (100 Backstroke) and McPherson (100 Backstroke). Buddenbaum (50 Freestyle), Hightower (100 Butterfly), Horton (200 Freestyle) and Jones (100 Backstroke) turned in seventh place finishes. And finish eighth were Glesing (200 IM), senior Holle Guntz (100 Breaststroke) and freshman Eleanor Reno (200 & 500 Freestyle).
Additional scoring performances were turned in by:
Buddenbaum (100 Butterfly – 10th)
Sophomore Isabella Chamness (Diving – 12th)
Christoffel (50 Freestyle – 13th; 100 Freestyle – 16th)
Freshman Lauren Diercks (100 Breaststroke – 14th)
Tyler Diercks (200 IM – 9th; 100 Backstroke – 10th)
Junior Dimitar Donovski (500 Freestlye – 11th; 200 Freestyle – 15th)
Sophomore Yana Footman (200 IM – 12th; 100 Breaststroke – 16th)
Senior Reid Godbey (Diving – 12th)
Goetz (100 Butterfly – 9th; 200 Freestyle – 14th)
Holle Guntz (100 Freestyle – 9th)
Sophomore Trey Guntz (500 Freestyle – 12th)
Hillenbrand (500 Freestyle – 10th; 200 Freestyle – 11th)
Freshman Samantha Houchens (50 Freestyle – 10th)
Nemeth (50 Freestyle – 10th; 100 Freestyle – 11th)
Parker (100 Backstroke – 9th)
Jacob Ruschhaupt (100 Butterfly & 100 Backstroke – 13th)
Freshman Will Ruschhaupt (100 Breaststroke – 12th)
Freshman Reagan Shaar (100 Backstroke – 10th; 200 IM – 13th)
Sophomore Lucas Tetrault (100 Breaststroke – 15th)
Freshman Ella Youtsey (Diving – 15th)