ENHS Swim Team Defeats Huntington North

ENHS Swim Team Defeats Huntington North

Sahil Patel, Reporter

Two weeks ago on December 1, East Noble coed swim & dive had its first swim meet against Huntington North. This was a new experience for most of the EN guys since most of them are freshmen or new swimmers. There are 18 girls on the team and 18 guys, and all of them have worked hard since the first practice.

The swim meet showed it. It was held at the Cole YMCA in Kendallville, Indiana. There were a lot of fans and parents that helped put this meet together, and the EN swim team thanks everyone who helped.

For those who don’t know, a swim meet consists of different types of strokes a swimmer must do: freestyle, breaststroke, fly, and backstroke. They have different laps and events that coincide with that. There is a 50-yard, 100-yard, 200-yard, and 500-yard. There is also diving. In every high school swim meet, there are a total of 24 events. Girls compete in their event first; then the guys participate.

The girl’s team has only one diver this year, and her name is Katie Blaze. She is a junior at East Noble and is terrific. Our other diver is Phillip Phan, and he is a senior. He has been diving since his freshman year, so he has a lot of experience. The team cheers them both on every time. Good luck, divers, on the rest of your season!

This most recent swim meet was the ladies’ third swim meet, but it was the boys’ first. The guys have twenty swimmers this year—twice as many as last year! This is awesome. Returning swimmers from last year for the boys are Dawson Meade, Phillip Phan, Anthony Phan, Austin McCulloch, Nick Sibert, Ben Kline, Tim Berendt, Elijah Shanton, and Griffen Dafforn-Koebler. Newcomers include Sahil Patel, Matthew-Schowe, Andrew Ormiston, Bailey Zehr, Connor Dodd, Cole Dodd, Logan Strange, Daniel Burtch, and Daniel Enriquez.

The swim meet turned out very well. There were a lot of EN fans present, and there was a great crowd of spectators. Everything about that night was fantastic. The final score was great as well. Both East Noble teams, boys’ and girls’ alike, defeated Huntington North that night, and it was a great win! The score for the girls was 121-53. The boys won 94-73. Great job, knights! The following swimmers placed in the top five during their races:

200 Yard Medley Relay

Hannah Guthrie, Hannah Henning, Ashley Nichols, Madison Cramer (1)
Cassandra Martin, Emma McNamara, Alyx Clark, Katilyn Weber (3)
Austin McCulloch, Phillip Phan, Griffen Dafforn-Koebler, Ben Kline (1)
Matthew Schowe, Andrew Ormiston, Sahil Patel, Bailey Zehr (3)

200 Yard Freestyle

Hannah Denton (1)
Elizabeth Bolinger (2)
Emma McNamara (4)
Dawson Meade (1)
Ben Kline (2)

200 Yard IM

Alyx Clark (1)
Katilyn Weber (3)
Elijah Shanton (2)
Sahil Patel (3)

50 Yard Free

Hannah Henning (1)
Gwen Coddington (3)
Casandra Martin (4)
X Nikohl Terry (1)
X Natalie Vanderpool (2)
X Grace Frazier (3)

(X): this means they were part of the JV heat.

1 mtr Diving

Katie Blaze (1)
Phillip Phan (1)

100 Yard Fly

Ashley Nicholas (1)
Cassandra Martin (4)
Anthony Phan (1)
Griffen Dafforn-Koebler (3)

100 Yard Freestyle

Hannah Guthrie (1)
Madison Cramer (3)
Alyx Clark (4)
X Nikohl Terry (1)
X Natalie Vanderpool (2)
X Grace Frazier (3)
Phillip Phan (2)
Austin McCulloch (3)
Bailey Zehr (6)
X Matthew Schowe (1)
X Cole Dodd (2)
X Daniel Enriquez (3)

500 Yard Freestyle

Hannah Guthrie (1)
Katilyn Weber (3)
Griffen Dafforn-Koebler (2)
Ben Kline (3)

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Elizabeth Bolinger, Hannah Denton, Hannah Guthrie, Hannah Henning (1)
Gwen Coddington, Emma McNamara, Katilyn Weber, Natalie Vanderpool (2)
Dawson Meade, Ben Kline, Phillip Phan, Anthony Phan (1)
Daniel Burtch, Cole Dodd, Andrew Ormiston, Connor Dodd (3)
Daniel Enriquez, Logan Strange, Bailey Zehr, Sahil Patel (4)

100 Yard Backstroke

Ashley Nichols (1)
Madison Cramer (2)
Gwen Coddington (5)
Austin McCulloch (1)
Dawson Meade (3)

100 Yard Breaststroke

Hannah Henning (1)
Elizabeth Bolinger (2)
Hannah Denton (4)
Anthony Phan (1)
Sahil Patel (3)

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Hannah Denton, Elizabeth Bolinger, Madison Cramer, Ashley Nichols (1)
Alyx Clark, Nikohl Terry, Grace Frazier, Cassandra Martin (3)
Griffen Daffor-Koebler, Dawson Meade, Austin McCulloch, Anthony Phan (2)

Congratulations to both the boys and the girls who competed, and good luck on the rest of your season.