Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


December 13, 2013

Prep Roundup: Friday, Dec. 13

Eastern tops Western despite forfeiting 5 weights



Eastern dominated the meet by winning all events against Wabash.

Katie Swartzendruber and Alicia Eckart were quadruple winners. Callie Burnett, Maddie Vint and Avery Ewing were triple winners, and Abby Davis was a double winner for Eastern.

Swartzendruber won in the 100-yard butterfly (1:11.46) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.13). Eckart won the 100 backstroke (1:19.11). Vint was tops in the 200 freestyle (2:25.06) and 100 freestyle (1:03.25). Burnett won the 200 individual medley (2:45.47). Ewing took first in the 50 freestyle (:28.27). Davis was tops in the 500 freestyle. Elena White won diving (145.05). Eckart joined Burnett, Swartzendruber and Ewing in winning the 200 freestyle relay. Vint and Eckart teamed up with Hannah Perryman and Davis to win the 200 freestyle relay, and Eckart, Burnett, Swartzenduber and Ewing won the 400 freestyle relay (4:30.70).

“The girls did a great job,” Eastern coach Dana Culp said. “They were rebounding from [a loss on] Tuesday.”


The Purple Tigers improved to 6-0 after a win over their Mid-Indiana Conference rivals, led by triple winner Jordyn Harrison.

Jordan Harrison took top honors in the 200 free (2:07.33) and 100 free (:56.91) and teamed with Kindra Gingerich, Jenna Harrison and Mariah Roberts to win the 200 free relay (1:51.07).

Gingerich won the 100 backstroke in 1:08.51, while Addie Roth took home top honors in the 200 IM (2:28.12) and the 100 breaststroke (1:14.81).

Rachel Johns posted the top score in the diving portion (2:18) to take home a blue ribbon. Savannah Gamester was tops in the 100 butterfly (1:07.70), and Alexandria Millikan rounded out Northwestern’s winners in the 500 free (6:17.99).

“It was a great victory,” Northwestern coach Cindy Britten said. “Maconaquah is a tough rival, and the girls stepped up and had some great performances [Thursday] night. There were a lot of good races and good competition. I’ m that to see them step up and swim well when they finally had some competition.”



Glen Brown and Josh Jansen led the Panthers as triple winners.

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