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Boys swimming: Sectional preview

Updated: March 15, 2013 1:38PM



Crown Point

When: Preliminaries, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; finals, 9 a.m. Saturday

Teams entered: Bishop Noll, Clark, Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Gavit, Griffith, Hammond, Hanover Central, Highland, Kankakee Valley, Lake Central, Lowell, Morton, Munster, North Newton, Rensselaer, South Newton.

Athletes to watch: Bishop Noll – Brayden Banske, Robbie Lorenz, Anthony Repay. Clark — Ethan Juarez. Crown Point – Sage Chiaro, Joel Gintzler, Nick Huls, Joey Karczewski, Andrew Kvachkoff, Johnny Lynk. Griffith — Danny Bolda, Alex Rosales. Highland – Stephen Castillo, Chris Dabrowski, Sam Gordon, Matt Harnisch, Jeff Schroeder. Kankakee Valley – Frank Lapota. Lake Central – Josh Barajas, Connor Homans. Lowell — Tyler Morgan. Munster – Logan Armagast, Wilson Beckman, Sean Cloghessy, Jake Comanse, Joey Gardner, Jeremy Gonzalez, Sammy Odtallah, Alec Thompson, Seth Weston. Morton – Ben Daniels, Connor Davidson. Rensselaer — Jaydon Koczan-Steele, John Urbano.

LaPorte

When: Preliminaries, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; finals, 9 a.m. Saturday

Teams entered: Calumet, Chesterton, Hobart, Knox, LaPorte, Merrillville, Michigan City, Portage, South Central, Valparaiso, Wheeler

Athletes to watch: Chesterton – Patrick Curley, Andy Hurst, Jack Kurfman, Tony Kincaid, Blake Pieroni, Josh VanNevel, Brent Vondra, Jack Wallar, Aaron Whitaker, Ethan Whitaker. Hobart — Austin Sepke. LaPorte – Josh Arndt. Merrillville — Isaiah Parrish, Tim Schoof. Michigan City – Matt Quinlan. Portage – Brandon Crosby, John Fannin, Cole Ozbolt, Alex Schreier. South Central – Kane Klimczak. Valparaiso – Andrew Antonietti, Tim Blue, Muyenda Burnett, Reid Curry, Darian Low, Zach Schwartz, Trevor Stalbaum. Wheeler – Brandon Bolde, Michael Tasicas.

Advancement: Winners of all swimming events advance to the state meet Feb. 22-23 in Indianapolis, along with all swimmers who meet state standards in the consolation or championship finals. In addition, there may be at-large state qualifiers if any event has fewer than 32 entries based on the above criteria. Top four divers advance to South Bend Riley Diving Regional on Feb. 19.

— Correspondent Mike Clark



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