Western Boone Jr-Sr High School

Star swimmers defeat Chargers in first meet of season

By Jeremy Dexter | Nov. 23, 2022 8:34 AM


The Star swimmers kicked off the- 2022-2023 season on Tuesday with a meet against North Montgomery. Both teams secured a win for their first competition of the season. The girls topped the Chargers 98-87. Leading off the meet for the Stars was a win for the medley relay team of Rashel Anderson, Adelaide Jones, Arianna Stieber, and Samantha Jones. The Webo team of Jenna Twitty, Rebecca Rustin, Lindsey Steimel, and Annabelle Mickschl followed in third place. S. Jones and Kaitlyn Crowley started the individual events with a second- and third-place finish respectively in the 200-yard freestyle, followed by Rustin in fifth. A. Jones, Hannah Hayden, and Twitty took second, third, and fourth in the 200-yard IM. In the 50-yard freestyle, Katherine Aliff placed third and Lilly Maners took fourth. Leelah Fettig continued her undefeated streak from the previous season by taking first place with a nearly 90-point margin in the diving event. Freshman Cara Hanna also scored third for the divers. Continuing the swimming portion of the meet, Stieber placed first in the 100-yard fly by a large 11-second margin, and Steimel and Mickschl took third and fifth, respectively. Anderson, Aliff, and Maners placed second, third, and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle. In the 500-yard freestyle, Crowley and Hayden took second and third places. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Aliff, Crowley, Hayden, and A. Jones finished second in a close race against the Chargers. Stieber followed with another win for the Stars in the 100-yard backstroke, with Anderson and Twitty close behind in third and fourth. A. Jones secured one more individual win for Webo in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Hanna placed fifth in the event. To seal the win for the Stars, the 400-yard relay team of Hayden, Aliff, Anderson, and Stieber took first in the final event of the night. The team of Twitty, Maners, Steimel, and Crowley also placed third. The boys defeated the Chargers 112-57. The medley relay team of Jacob Norman, Jude Balke, Tanner Weakley, and Isaac Threlkeld won the first event of the evening. The relay team of Ethan Barnett, Malachi Catterson, Asher Foy, and Chase Collier also scored third in the event. Wyatt Barnett, Chase Collier, and Zach Connors went 1-2-3 respectively in the first individual event of the evening, the 200-yard freestyle. Norman and Catterson followed with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard individual medley. Threlkeld kept the winning streak going with a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. E. Barnett also took third in the event. Freshman Xander Rouse took first place in the diving event for the evening. Weakley, Threlkeld, and Catterson took second, third, and fourth places in the 100-yard fly. In the 100-yard freestyle, Connors, Artie Milliser, and Foy secured the top three places. W. Barnett and Collier placed second and third respectively in the 500-yard freestyle. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of W. Barnett, Norman, Weakley, and Threlkeld won a close race against the Chargers. The team of Foy, Balke, Connors, and Milliser also placed third in the relay event. Weakley and Norman placed first and second in the 100-yard backstroke, and E. Barnett was close behind in fourth. Balke finished up the individual events for the evening with a third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. The 400-yard relay team of Collier, Connors, E. Barnett, and W. Barnett took one final win for the boys, followed by the team of Milliser, Isaac Garringer, Catterson, and Foy in third place.

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