Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


November 26, 2013

PREVIEW: Boys swimming and diving

NW, Western, Kokomo return good experience; Eastern is young


Senior Asa Sheffer was the conference champ in the 200 free, 500 free and 400 free relay, and added an eight-place showing in the 200 free in the sectional. He and junior Connor Hill were also members of the victorious 400 free relay team in the MIC meet.

Senior Cody Cox was the sectional runner up in diving, while junior Chris Kirkendall took sixth and senior Grant Harbaugh was 14th.

Junior Josh Jansen (10th in 200 free, 14th in 200 free), Hill (14th in 50 free, 16th in 100 free), junior Matt Duke (15th in 200 IM, 15th in 100 butterfly), senior Jacob Zentz (16th in 200 IM), senior Adam Lyons (15th in 500 free), and sophomore Reggie Manuel (15th in 100 breaststroke) all return postseason-battle-tested as well.

Sophomore Guy Sheffer is also a returning letterwinner, with the breaststroke as his top event. Freshman Austin Rathbun will be in the mix to see varsity time on the springboard, while classmate Josh Everetts will also push for varsity water time.

“These guys are ready to swim," Bennett said. "They’re strong and well-rounded. The nice thing about this team is I probably have four or five guys I can put pretty much anywhere who can go head to head with many teams’ top guys. That gives me diversity.

"I’ve let them know the potential for greatness is there. That’s what we’re working for. But to be able to do that, we have to put the work in. It’s just potential unless we develop it, because I guarantee Maconaquah and Northwestern are going to be working hard to be the best they can possible be when they swim us. We have to know that and prepare for that.”


With five swimmers who return with sectional placings to their credit, the Wildkats are looking to improve upon their finish as North Central Conference runners-up last season before placing seventh in the sectional.

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