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February 14, 2013

Juggernaut Carmel awaits county boys swimmers

Boys sectional action begins tonight at Carmel.

While not quite as dominant as their female counterparts, Carmel High School’s boys swim team boasts a resume that’s as dominant as it gets on its side of the aisle.

The Greyhound girls posted their 27th straight state title last weekend, tying the nation’s longest streak in the history of girls sports.

The Greyhound boys enter the postseason tonight seeking their fourth straight state championship and 14th since 1990, although they enter this postseason ranked No. 3 behind Chesterton and Indianapolis North Central.

Howard County’s participants head to the 10-team Carmel Sectional tonight looking to see where they stack up against some of the toughest competition around. Competitors will hit the pool at 5:30 p.m.

“If anybody can get out of [the sectional] they’re going to do well at state,” Western coach Brad Bennett said. “Our guys have been pretty dominant all year, and guys like Asa Sheffer and Glen Brown are in the middle of the field. We have guys with a shot of making the top 16, but making the top eight is not a guarantee.”

The Panthers will head to Carmel with a host of swimmers who like their chances of advancing to Saturday’s finals. The top eight in each event tonight advance to Saturday’s championship round, while those who place ninth through 16th make the consolation finals. Those rounds begin at 1 p.m.

Connor Hill (100-yard freestyle), Asa Sheffer (200 free, 100 butterfly), Glenn Brown (200 free, 500 free) and Cody Cox (one-meter diving) each have a chance to make some noise come Saturday.

Sheffer took 10th in the 500 free and ninth in the 100 backstroke last season as a sophomore. Cox finished fifth in diving a year ago, and will need to finish fourth or better Saturday to advance to the regional round.

The 200 medley relay team of Sheffer, Clayton Carroll, Josh Jansen and Evan Carman took eighth in the sectional a season ago.

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