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North captures boys’ swim invite title

North captures boys’ swim invite title
North captures boys’ swim invite title
Photo by Brandon Miniard. North Harrison senior Alex Shaffer comes up for air during the 200-yard individual relay at the North Harrison Invitational on Saturday. Shaffer finished fourth in the event with a time of 2:44:42 as she helped the Lady Cats finish second to Tell City in the girls' portion of the invitational.
Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]

Six schools’ swim teams gathered Saturday at the YMCA of Harrison County in Corydon to take part in the North Harrison Invitational.
Two programs stood out from the field in both boys and girls competition, those being the host Cougars and Tell City. The Cougars beat the Marksmen by almost 100 points to take the boys’ side of the invitational, while the Marksmen finished almost 200 points ahead for the girls’ title.
On the boys’ side, the Cougars jumped out to an early edge as they had three sets of teams compete in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Lance Marinc, Gavin Davis, Elliot Pappano and Cody Vernon finished atop the field with a time of 2:00.02, followed by a fourth-place finish from the North Harrison quartet of Matthew Moorman, Daniel Kim, Chase Radcliff and Brady Sieg (2:29.52) and a sixth-place finish for Cougars’ Carson and Keaton Caffee, Thomas Knight and Caleb Duvall (3:17.22).
Marinc had a strong day in the pool as he finished atop the 200-yard freestyle (2:17.27) and second in the 500-yard freestyle (6:20.27). The remaining Cougars to take first place in individual events were Vernon in both the 50-yard (23.69) and 100-yard freestyle (53.21) and Pappano in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:17.54). Pappano and Vernon then teamed up with Lucas Miller and Brady Sieg to take the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.63. All the first-place finishes allowed the Cougars to take the boys’ title with 373.5 points.
Corydon Central had a solid time on the boys’ side of the invitational as Hunter Crain took first place in both the 200-yard individual medley (2:15.75) and 100-yard fly (57.22), leading the Panthers to a third-place finish with 156 points.
On the girls’ side, Tell City dominated as they took all but two events. The only two events the Lady Marksmen did not take were in the 100-yard fly and 500-yard freestyle, both of which were won by Cory-
don Central’s Megan King with times of 1:03.96 and 5:56.38, respectively.
Lanesville fielded only two swimmers in the invitational, Maisey and Kassie Zurschmiede.
Maisey Zurschmiede, who broke the school record in the 100-meter butterfly to begin the season, had a solid day in the pool with a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (2:33.46) and sixth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (1:11.06).
Kassie Zurschmiede had herself a day as well, setting the school record after finishing third in the 50-yard freestyle (29.11) while also finishing fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (6:40.93).
Despite not winning a single event on the girls’ side of the invitational, the Lady Cats placed high in a number of events to give them a team score of 261. The Lady Cats’ top finishes in the team medleys included third place in the 200-yard medley relay (E.V Wright, Lilly Wiseman, Leire Maruri and Destiny Kays, 2:12.20) and second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (Kays, Ava Burden, Alex Shaffer and Katie Wise, 2:04.80).
The Lady Cats’ best finishes in individual action came from Wiseman, who swam to a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (2:30.65) and 100-yard fly (1:21.10), and Shaffer and Kays finishing fourth in 200-yard individual medley (2:44.42) and 50-yard freestyle (29.93), respectively.
North Harrison’s Leire Maruri followed with a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:57.31) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:17), while E.V. Wright finished third in the 100-yard backstroke.

Boys’ Team Scores: 1. North Harrison 373.5; 2. Tell City 280.5; 3. Providence 200; 4. Charlestown 110; 5. Corydon Central 58.
Boys’ Event Winners: 200-yard medley relay – North Harrison 2:00.02 (Marinc, Davis, Vernon and Pappano); 200-yard freestyle – Marinc (NH) 2:17.27; 200-yard IM – Crain (CC) 2:15.75; 50-yard freestyle – Vernon (NH) 23.69; 100-yard fly – Crain (CC) 57.22; 100-yard freestyle – Vernon (NH) 53.21; 500-yard freestyle – Applewhite (PROV) 5:46.83; 200-yard freestyle relay – North Harrison 1:44.63 (Pappano, Sieg, Miller and Vernon); 100-yard back – Applewhite (PROV) 1:04.43; 100-yard breast – Pappano (NH) 1:17.54; 400-yard freestyle relay – Providence 4:10.04 (Applewhite, Tackett, Zakel and Kerr).
Girls’ Team Scores: 1. Tell City 441; 2. North Harrison 261; 3. Corydon Central 156; 4. Providence 135; 5. Charlestown 113; 6. Lanesville 42.
Girls’ Event Winners: 200-yard medley relay – Tell City 2:05.40 (Marion, E. Ettensohn, M. Hollinden and Hosler); 200-yard freestyle – M. Hollinden (TC) 2:10.83; 200-yard IM – Marion (TC) 2:33.23; 50-yard freestyle – E. Ettensohn (TC) 27:22; 100-yard fly – King (CC) 1:03.96; 100-yard freestyle – E. Ettensohn (TC) 1:00.40; 500-yard freestyle – King (CC) 5:56.38; 200-yard freestyle relay – Tell City 1:57.49 (Marion, G. Ettensohn, Combs and Hosler); 100-yard back – Marion (TC) 1:09.51; 100-yard breast – M. Hollinden (TC) 1:16.73; 400-yard freestyle relay – Tell City 4:16.47 (G.Ettensohn, E. Ettensohn, E. Hollinden and M. Hollinden).
Combined Team Scores: 1. Tell City 721.5; 2. North Harrison 634.5; 3. Providence 335; 4. Charlestown 223; 5. Corydon Central 214; 6. Lanesville 42.

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