Local girls’ swim season ends in sectional finals
By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]
After a thrilling preliminary round on Feb. 12, Jasper High School played host to the swim sectional finals last Monday.
With trips to the state finals on the line, Corydon Central, Lanesville and North Harrison all looked to make their mark. Once all events had concluded, the Lady Cats had the best finish of the three, rounding out the top five with a combined score of 144.
In the three relays, the Lady Cats finished in the top eight of all three, starting with a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:05.19. North Harrison followed that by finishing eighth in the 200-yard (1:55.97) and 400-yard (4:20.55) freestyle relays.
The Lady Panthers had similarly strong showings in the freestyle relays, finishing fifth in the 400-yard relay (4:14.26) and seventh in the 200-yard race (1:55.80). In the 400 yard, Corydon Central was 0.75 seconds away from breaking the school record in the event.
The Lady Cats had a number of strong individual performers, starting with sophomore Leire Acasuso finishing fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.19) and fifth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:23.86). Junior Elizabeth Wright followed by finishing seventh in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.36.
The Lady Panthers again had a standout performance from sophomore Megan King, who finished third in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.19) and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:24.57). The freshman followed suit with a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:13.17.
Lanesville had a strong showing from Maisey and Kassie Zurschmiede, with the latter finishing seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:18.52, becoming the first female swimmer and second swimmer overall in program history to stand on the podium. Maisey Zurschmiede concluded her freshman season by finishing with a personal record in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:43.02.