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Chesterton Girls continue Sectional title streak in swimming

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Sophia Gill knew she wanted to honor injured teammate Olivia Kroeger on Saturday, so the Chesterton sophomore did the only thing that came to mind, she won.

Gill qualified for the IHSAA state swim meet for the first time as an individual with a victory in the 100 Fly during Saturday’s girls sectional swim meet. Kroeger won the fly at sectionals as a freshman last year and went on to finish 15th in the State, but was out of action with an injury on Saturday. Gill stepped up in Kroeger’s place.

“She has done so much for me in showing me how to do this race,” Gill said. “I was swimming out there for her.”

Gill was one of many Chesterton swimmers who made a parade to the victory podium on Saturday as the Trojans won 10 of the 12 events and will, once again, send a handful of swimmers down to Indianapolis for the state finals.

Gill will make a return trip in the 200 free relay after the Trojans took first place with senior Jadah Eshenaur, sophomore Maisyn Klimczak and freshman Veronika Ozimek in the event. Chesterton also won the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay to bookend the competition. Seniors Jaclyn Klimczak and Jenn Gillen were part of the 200 Medley with Gill and Eshenaur while Mady Elliott joined the Klimczak sisters and Ozimek in the 400.

Jaclyn captured the 200 IM and 100 Back while Maisyn took home the 200 Free and 500 Free. Freshman Alana Jardenil won the 100 Breast and sophomore Marina Weinberg took first place in the Diving competition. Weinberg and senior Sarah Schimpf will advance to next week’s diving regionals at Penn.

Longtime Chesterton coach Kevin Kinel was thrilled with how the Trojans performed on Saturday, especially Gill.

“Sophia is a big meet swimmer,” Kinel said. “She really comes into her own. She showed that in the conference meet. The only way to find out is to get the experience and Sophia has done really well on the big stage.”

Saturday’s sectional meet represented the final home event for Chesterton’s senior class. Jaclyn, who will swim at Cincinnati next year, took a moment to enjoy her final meet while enjoying how well her younger teammates performed in their first postseason experience.

“The freshmen come in before the summer and we start working with them,” Jaclyn said. “They get through summer and then by Christmas break we really get to see who will step up in their first season. Jenn (Gillen) and I are hard on them, but we let them know what is expected. I’ve swam with Alana for a long time. The freshmen did an amazing job.”

Chesterton will hit the Indiana University Natatorium on Friday evening for prelims before coming back for the state finals on Saturday afternoon.

IHSAA Sectional

AT CHESTERTON

Team Results

1. Chesterton 565.50, 2. Valparaiso 406.50, 3. Portage 245, Michigan City 245, 5. Hobart 202, 6. LaPorte 194, 7. Wheeler 122, 8. Merrillville 66, 9. North Judson 60, 10. Knox 54.

Individual Results

200 Yard Medley Relay -- 1. Chesterton 1:45.22, 2. Valparaiso 1:54.14, 3. Michigan City 1:54.90, 4. Portage 1:56.23, 5. LaPorte 1:59.57, 6. Hobart 2:03.41, 7. Wheeler 2:11.59.

200 Free -- 1. Maisyn Klimczak (C) 1:52.51, 2. Jackie Bontrager (V) 1:52.54, 3. Lauren Unruh (C) 1:53.54, 4. Veronika Ozimek (C) 1:54.91, 5. Hannah Shepherd (V) 1:56.42, 6. Janine Holleworth (V) 2:01.60, 7. Erin McGuire (MC) 2:03.49, 8. Erin Burke (P) 2:05.38.

200 IM -- 1. Jaclyn Klimczak (C) 2:03.01, 2. Maddi Johnson (V) 2:07.16, 3. Mady Elliott (C) 2:10.00, 4. Jenn Gillen (C) 2:13.04, Andrea Grasch (V) 2:13.04, 6. Rebekah Shaffer (L) 2:17.65, 7. Avery Johnston (P) 2:19.95, 8. Emma Heitmann (MC) 2:21.45.

50 Free -- 1. Emma Wright (H) 23.47, 2. Sophia Gill (C) 24.26, 3. Jadah Esenhaur (C) 24.58, 4. Abigail Roberts (L) 24.69, 5. Abi Raines (C) 24.93, 6. Sarah Hyska (MC) 25.01, 7. Delaney O'Brien (H) 25.27, 8. Francesca Flores (P) 26.17.

1 MTR Diving -- 1. Marina Weinberg (C) 348.40, 2. Sarah Schimpf (C) 348.35, 3. Ashley Young (V) 345.75, 4. Ruba Alobeid (V) 343.90, 5. Alivia Ahner (H) 314.55, 6. Tessa Haldeman (W) 275.80, 7. Sydney Arias (H) 252.80, 8. Bryana Vaclavik (P) 239.85.

100 Fly -- 1. Sophia Gill (C) 58.35, 2. Alana Jardenil (L) 59.24, 3. Rebekah Shaffer (L) 1:00.38, 4. Hannah Bennett (V) 1:03.04, 5. Emma Heitmann (MC) 1:03.99, 6. Alicia Wireman (L) 1:04.48, 7. Madelyn Flick (V) 1:04.87, 8. Taylor Hadley (P) 1:05.72.

100 Free -- 1. Emma Wright (H) 50.00, 2. Veronika Ozimek (C) 53.23, 3. Jackie Bontrager (V) 53.25, 4. Jadah Esenhaur (C) 53.39, 5. Abigail Roberts (L) 54.24, 6. Abi Raines (C) 54.30, 7. Sarah Hyska (MC) 55.39, 8. Janine Holleworth (V) 55.96.

500 Free -- 1. Maisyn Klimczak (C) 4:56.64, 2. Maddi Johnson (V) 5:02.45, 3. Lauren Unruh (C) 5:03.55, 4. Hannah Shepherd (V) 5:14.70, 5. Kaitlyn Kogl (C) 5:17.46, 6. Shannon McCall (V) 5:20.36, 7. Erin Burke (P) 5:37.30, 8. Dania Duenas (MC) 5:55.19.

200 Free Relay -- 1. Chesterton 1:37,42, 2. Valparaiso 1:40.89, 3. Michigan City 1:44.45, 4. LaPorte 1:46.19, 5. Portage 1:53.67, 6. Merrillville 1:58.29, 7. Wheeler 2:00.0.

100 Back -- 1. Jaclyn Klimczal (C) 55.23, 2. Mady Elliott (C) 57.76, 3. Madeline Billings (C) 1:00.31, 4. Shannon McCall (V) 1:02.91, 5. Katherine Padilla (V) 1:04.15, 6. Delaney O'Brien (H) 1:05.38, 7. Madelyn Flick (V) 1:05.85, 8. Gillian Galinsky (P) 1:06.61.

100 Breast -- 1. Alana Jardenil (C) 1:04.82, 2. Jenn Gillen (C) 1:06.11, 3. Avery Johnston (P) 1:06.94, 4. Andrea Grasch (V) 1:08.49, 5. Isabella Smith (C) 1:08.91, 6. Erin McGuire (MC) 1:09.38, 7. Ana Tepavcevich (H) 1:15.28, 8. Kylie DeYoung (P) 1:13.69.

400 Free Relay -- 1. Chesterton 3:35.16, 2. Valparaiso 3:40.12, 3. Portage 3:54.34, 4. Michigan City 4:19.66, 5. LaPorte 4:20.68, 6. Wheeler 4:32.30, 7. Hobart 4:44.86, 8. Knox 4:50.10.

 

Posted 2/4/2019

 
 
 
 

 

 

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