From Thursday Prelims:
The Lady Katfish swam well at the sectional preliminaries in Carmel on Thursday evening. We put ourselves in a great spot heading into finals.
Jenaka Hawkins is in seventh in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 breaststroke heading into Saturday’s finals. Jenaka swam a lifetime best in the 200 IM (2:17.01) and was within .06 on the 100 breast(1:07.57). Jenaka has a legitimate shot of breaking the school record on Saturday in the 100 breast.
Macee Reckard swam two lifetime bests in the 100free (54.97) and 200 free (1:58.49) and is seeded fifth and seventh, respectively.
Emily Lucas swam well in both of her events earning a finals swim in the 200 IM and 100 Breast. She shaved .16 off her lifetime best in the breaststroke.
Paige Wilson moved up from where she was seeded in both of her events and also earned two more swims on Saturday in the 100 free and 100 back, both swims were lifetime bests.
The relay team of Reckard, Hawkins , Lucas , and Wilson are seeded fifth in the 200 Medley Relay and sixth in the 200 Free Relay heading into Saturday.
I am very proud of the way the girls competed and more importantly had a positive attitude throughout the meet.
The relay team of Rilyn Wonnell, Rachel Hillman , Lily Johnson, and Emily Griggs will dual it out with Eastern in the 400 Free Relay consolation final.
– Coach Trimpe
From Saturday’s Finals:
The Lady Katfish had their season come to an end on Saturday afternoon in Carmel.
The girls finished in sixth place at this year’s sectional, a jump up from last year’s seventh place finish.
Jenaka Hawkins, Macee Reckard, Emily Lucas, and Paige Wilson led the way with several fantastic swims in the finals session.
Macee dropped a full second in the 200 free from her prelims swim. She battled two Noblesville swimmers the entire race and was able to get her hand on the wall in front of both of them, finishing in fifth place. Macee had a great meet, swimming personal bests in her relay splits and individual races.
Jenaka started the finals session off with a personal best time in the 200 IM, moving up from her prelim seed (seventh) to sixth. Hitting a best time in prelims and then backing it up with another best time in finals is great to see.
Emily dropped time from her prelims swim in the 100 breaststroke, and nearly won the consolation heat.
Kaitlyn McGraw finished sixth in diving. After the first few rounds she was in ninth place, but was able to hit her higher degree of difficulty dives at the end and move up. Kaitlyn had a great performance and was consistent through all 11 rounds.
I am incredibly proud of the way the girls handled themselves during this difficult year. Like the rest of the sports world, we had several out at various stages due to quarantine, and for the girls to persevere and continue to work hard, is a testament to their desire to improve.
The group of seniors including Hawkins, McGraw, Emily Griggs, Rachel Hillman, Kendra Cline, Stormy Blake, and manager McKayla Adcock will be greatly missed, and I wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.
– Coach Trimpe