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Boys swimming: Post-Tribune All-Area Team

Updated: April 24, 2013 6:16AM



first team

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,
Ethan Whitaker

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,
Aaron Whitaker

Raves: The all-junior team capped the Trojans’ run to a third state championship in six seasons by taking first in 3:04.77. That followed a state-meet record of 3:01.05 in Friday’s preliminaries.

Second team

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.

HONORABLE MENTIONs

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



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