Boys swimming: Munster, Valpo shine in relays
By Nick Nochevich Post-Tribune correspondent December 1, 2012 11:38PM
Updated: January 3, 2013 11:06AM
MUNSTER — A quick glance at the final scores of the Munster Relays would make one think this will be an exciting year of boys swimming in the region, with several teams competing well early on.
Munster once again came out on top in the red division of its relay meet, edging rivals Crown Point and Lake Central, and Valparaiso won in the white division.
The Vikings placed first in eight of 11 events over Portage and Highland. Valparaiso’s 140 points were the most scored in the relay by any team and was met with pleasure by head coach Adam Nellessen.
“We are very pleased with the outcome and really enjoy coming here to Munster to participate in these relays,” he said. “It gives a chance to see some of our conference rivals and see how we are progressing early in the season. The team has done very well so far and I’m pleased with their accomplishments today.”
In the red division, as expected, it came down to a battle between three of the top programs in the region in Munster (126), Crown Point (114) and Lake Central (94). Munster placed first in four events, Crown Point in three and Lake Central in two.
“I’m proud of our team and their performance, but I was also impressed with Crown Point and Lake Central, which indicates that it will be a very competitive year in swimming,” Munster coach Matt Pavlovich said.
Crown Point swam well and captured second place to the delight of head coach Doug Norris.
“I really thought we would be looking at third place and we ended ahead of Lake Central and only 12 points from first,” Norris said. “This shows me that we are actually better off than I expected and I’m very happy with the results.”