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Trojans set up for 16th straight Sectional title

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton boys swim team will be the top seed in all 11 races and broke two Sectional records Thursday night at the IHSAA Sectional Prelims at LaPorte.

“We did what we needed to do to set ourselves up for Saturday,” Chesterton coach Kevin Kinel said. “It’s hard. Some of them are looking ahead to Saturday. Some are looking ahead to next Saturday. I have to keep reminding them that you can’t skip any steps.”

Blake Pieroni (100 Free) and Aaron Whitaker (100 Fly) broke their own Sectional records.

“Blake and Aaron kind of cruised tonight to breaking Sectional records,” Kinel said. “That bodes well. It was typical prelim night.”

The Trojans will be seeded 1-2-3 in five events and have no one seeded below fifth.

“Both of Jack Wallar’s swims were good today,” Kinel said. “Tony Kincaid’s 500 was good and its only the second time he’s done it. Andrew Gillen’s breaststroke was awfully good. Andy Hurst and Gary Kostbade also had a good night in both their individual events.”

Chesterton will also be the top seed in all three relays.

Diving will begin on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the Swimming Finals set to start at 1 p.m. in LaPorte.

 

Posted 2/21/2014