Despite missing some of their core swimmers due to ACT testing, the Red Devils had a strong showing in the three-team meet against New Albany and Bedford North Lawrence.
On the afternoon, the girls won eight different events, including a win in the meet’s opening race — the 200 Medley Relay. The relay team of Mairin Klaus, Danielle Royal, Megan McEwen and Alyssa Miller finished the race in 2:03.11, more than a second faster than Bedford North Lawrence. Individually, Hallie Dixon was victorious in both the 100 Back and 200 Free, while Megan McEwen won the 50 and 100 Free. Alyssa Miller also won top honors in the 500 Free.
The relay team of Dixon, McEwen, Sydney Flora and Caroline Elliott won the 200 Free Relay, and the team of Elliott, Miller, Dixon and Haley Vescelus picked up the gold in the final race of the afternoon, the 400 Free. The girls led all teams with eight overall wins.
For the boys, they were winners in six different events. Kameron Case picked up first place honors in the 200 Free and 100 Fly. Carter Dilger was the winner of the 500 Free, while Matthew Begin was victorious in the 100 Breast.
In relays, Jeff was victorious in the 200 Medley Relay thanks to strong swimming from Dilger, Begin, Case and Levin Martin. The team also closed out the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay (Case, Dilger, Martin and Jonas Gillam.)
“We had many season best times from both the girls and the guys today,” Pepa said following the event. “Our divers provided critical points, and despite missing a few athletes due to the ACT, we completed very well to finish the day strong.”
Both the boys and girls swimming teams will be back in action on Tuesday, when they face off against Madison at home. The meet is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.