Boys swimming: Post-Tribune All-Area Team
March 22, 2013 9:56PM
Updated: April 24, 2013 6:16AM
200 medley relay, Chesterton
Andy Hurst, Jack Wallar, Aaron Whitaker, Blake Pieroni
Raves: The all-junior quartet won a state title with a time of 1 minute, 32.45 seconds.
200 freestyle, Ethan Whitaker
Raves: The Chesterton junior was state runner-up behind South Bend St. Joseph senior Trevor Caroll in 1:39.58.
200 IM, Blake Pieroni
Raves: The Chesterton junior took first at state by 1.68 seconds, finishing in 1:48.86.
50 freestyle, Stephen Castillo
Raves: The Highland senior took ninth at state for the second straight season, swimming 21.07.
1-meter diving, Josh Arndt
Raves: The LaPorte senior became the first diver to win back-to-back state titles since 1992-93, scoring 484.00 points.
100 butterfly, Aaron Whitaker
Raves: After finishing second and third at state the previous two seasons, the Chesterton junior broke his brother Kyle’s state-meet record and took first in 47.33.
100 freestyle, Blake Pieroni
Raves: The Chesterton junior successfully defended his state title and set a state-meet record of 44.28.
500 freestyle, Ethan Whitaker
Raves: The Chesterton junior emerged as the area’s premier distance swimmer this season, taking third at state behind two seniors with a time of 4:30.09.
200 freestyle relay, Chesterton
Jack Wallar, Patrick Curley, Jack Kurfman,
Raves: The four juniors teamed to finish fifth at state at 1:26.49.
100 backstroke, Aaron Whitaker
Raves: After finishing third at state a year ago, the Chesterton junior dropped more than three seconds from that time and set a state-meet record of 47.29 to win by 1.88 seconds.
100 breaststroke, Jack Wallar
Raves: The Chesterton junior finished seventh at state in 57.52.
400 freestyle relay, Chesterton
Blake Pieroni, Ethan Whitaker, Patrick Curley,
200 medley relay, Munster
Wilson Beckman, Joey Gardner, Jeremy Gonzalez, Logan Armagast
Raves: The future is bright for the Seahorses quartet of three sophomores (Beckman, Gardner and Gonzalez) and one freshman (Armagast) after an 18th-place finish at state (1:38.59).
200 freestyle, Andew Antonietti
Raves: The Valparaiso junior took sixth at state in 1:41.58.
200 IM, Patrick Curley
Raves: The Chesterton junior finished 15th at state in 1:56.36.
50 freestyle, Jack Wallar
Raves: The Chesterton junior tied for 13th at state in 21.59.
1-meter diving, Alex Rosales
Raves: The Griffith senior took fourth at state with a total of 444.60.
100 butterfly, Wilson Beckman
Raves: The Munster sophomore finished ninth at state in 51.15.
100 freestyle, Stephen Castillo
Raves: The Highland senior took ninth at state at 46.51.
500 freestyle, Andrew Antonetti
Raves: The Valparaiso junior was eighth at state in 4:41.80.
200 freestyle relay, Highland
Stephen Castillo, Matt Harnisch, Sam Gordon, Jeff Schroeder
Raves: Castillo, the only holdover from last year’s state-placing relay, joined a fellow senior (Gordon) and two juniors (Harnisch and Schroeder) to take 15th at state in 1:28.95.
100 backstroke, Wilson Beckman
Raves: The Munster sophomore improved eight places at state from a year ago, taking sixth with a time of 51.62.
100 breaststroke, Matt Quinlan
Raves: The Michigan City senior was eighth at state in 57.58.
400 freestyle relay, Valparaiso
Trevor Stalbaum, Evan Curry, Timothy Blue, Andrew Antonetti
Raves: A senior (Stalbaum), two juniors (Blue and Antonetti) and a sophomore (Curry) combined to finish 22nd at state in 3:16.58.
200 IM, Matt Quinlan, Michigan City
Raves: The Michigan City senior was 16th at state with a time of 1:56.86.
100 breaststroke, Joey Gardner, Munster
Raves: The Munster sophomore was 16th at state in 59.57.
— Mike Clark, correspondent