By Sara Landis, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Assistant Commissioner of Communications Continue reading “HCAC announces addition of swimming and diving championships”
The Wabash swim team had an incredible season this year with the boys finishing 7-4 while the girls were 4-7. The records don’t reflect the year that the swim team had. This season was the best to date since the inception of the swim program. There were many record breaking performances throughout the season by both the girls and the boys, and the records continued to fall at sectional. Wabash placed two individuals on the podium during sectionals with Katie Ford taking 5th in the 50 free and Jacob Bruss placing 8th in the 200 yard IM; a first for the team. Mallory Hipskind, Lexi Hartley, Morgan Owens and Katie Ford placed 5th in the 200 medley relay while the same quartet placed 6th in the 200 yard free relay and broke their own school record once again. Ryan Evans, Jacob Bruss, Cody Henderson and Trace Goodwin also made it to the podium with a 6th placed finish.
Awards were given to the following:
Most Improved Award: Kaitlan Tracy and Jonah France
Mental Attitude Award: Grace Schoening and Cody Henderson
Dry Land Award: Morgan Owens and Cody Henderson
Most Points Award: Katie Ford and Jacob Bruss
TRC Academic All Conference: Katie Ford, Olivia Hipskind and Jacob Bruss
TRC Academic Honorable Mention: Kenda Mullen and Lexi Hartley
Two swimming and diving student-athletes represented Manchester University on the 2017 Ohio Athletic Conference winter all-academic teams released Tuesday, March 14.
Sophomore Nathan Koch (Columbia City, Ind.) earned the award for the men’s program, while sophomore Jamie McBride (Elkhart, Ind.) did so for the women’s team. They were the third and fourth honorees in the brief two-year history of the Black and Gold being a part of the OAC to gain such distinction.
In order to earn all-academic standing in the Ohio Athletic Conference, individuals must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, maintain varsity status and have a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 3.50.
Manchester Aquatic Club will be sending 8 swimmers to the Indiana Age Group State Finals Meet in Indianapolis March 10-12 at the IUPUI Natatorium. Swimmers by age are Zack Kryder 10 and under boys , Josie Briner, Kiah Farrington, Ella Hunter and Emma Kyler 11-12 girls, Nate Kryder 11-12 boys, and Halle Briner and Cammy Kryder 13-14 girls. This meet features the fastest swimmers in the state that have to meet certain time standards to compete. Along with many individual event entries, for the first time the club will be sending a relay of, Josie Briner, Kiah Farrington, Ella Hunter and Emma Kyler to compete in the 11-12 girls 200 free relay with a time of 1:52.47. The events and times are as follows:
Halle Briner – 13years old
50 free – 25.66
100 Free- 55.88
200 Free- 2:00.63
200 IM- 2:16.24
100 Breast- 1:11.68
200 Breast- 2:36.20
Josie Briner – 11 years old
50 Fly – 30.09
100 Fly- 1:07.27
Kiah Farrington – 11 years old
50 Free – 27.28
50 Fly- 29.55
100 Fly- 1:07.24
Ella Hunter – 12 years old
200 Free Relay
Cammy Kryder – 13 years old
100 Fly- 1:02.24
Nate Kryder – 12 years old
50 Free- 26.96
100 Free- 59.46
200 Free- 2:09.39
50 Fly- 30.13
100 Fly- 1:08.72
Zack Kryder – 9 years old
50 Fly- 35.65
100 Fly- 1:24.14
200 Free- 2:31.67
200 IM- 2:50.94
Emma Kyler – 12 years old
200 Free Relay
Craig Briner along with Andy Kryder and Wally Bennett coach this age group team!
Swimmers Earn State Recognition
Wabash, IN, March 6, 2017– The Wabash Stars Swim Club, the competitive swim team of the Wabash County YMCA, competed at the 2017 YMCA State Championship Swim Meet Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Rolf’s Aquatic Center at the University of Notre Dame. Seth Blossom and Josh Lee earned second place and fifth place, respectively in the 11-12 boys age group that included 36 swimmers who qualified for the meet by achieving YMCA State Time Standards. The swimmers were recognized for their achievements by Clint Kugler, Chief Executive Officer of the Wabash County YMCA during the Wabash Middle School swim meet against Crestview Huntington on Monday evening. Highlights from the YMCA State Championship Swim Meet include:
Seth Blossom: State Champion in 500 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, and 100 Butterfly; State Runner-up in 200 Individual Medley, 100 Freestyle, 100 Individual Medley, and 50 Butterfly; 3rd place in 50 Freestyle.
Josh Lee: State Runner-up in 100 Breaststroke and 50 Breaststroke; 4th place in 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle; 5th place in 100 Individual Medley; 6th place in 50 backstroke; 8th place in 50 butterfly.
Both swimmers qualified for the YMCA Zone Championships to be held March 17-19 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
“Seth and Josh represented the Wabash Stars Swim Club well in our first YMCA State Championship Meet. They achieved three state championship swims and six state runner-up swims, but more importantly they improved their times in 14 out of 16 swims. Seth had outstanding swims, especially the 200 Freestyle. He was very disciplined in his race strategy and that discipline paid off for him. Josh just began club swimming in November. His hard work has resulted in incredible improvement in all of his events and made him one of the fastest swimmers at the meet. We are very happy for both boys and looking forward to great swims at Zones and during the summer season.” – Coach Josh Blossom
The Wabash Stars Swim Club began last summer with eight swimmers coached by Josh Blossom. Since then, the team has grown to nearly 40 swimmers from throughout Wabash County coached by Josh Blossom, Tyler McQuiston, Alex Honeycutt, and Tammy Ford. The Stars will compete against Parkview Huntington YMCA on March 15. For information about joining the Wabash Stars Swim Club, contact Alex Honeycutt at the Wabash County YMCA at 260-563-9622 or email at email@example.com.
The Wabash Middle School swim team defeated Crestview 117-66 Monday
The 200 yard mixed medley relay team of Becca Bruss, Josh Lee, Seth Blossom and Paul Cordes placed 1st
Seth Blossom placed 1st in the mixed 200 yard free and the 50 yard butterfly
Kaden Graf placed first in the mixed 50 yard backstroke
Tatum Vigar finished first in diving
Becca Bruss finished first in the mixed 100 yard IM
Kyle Thomas placed first in the mixed 100 yard free
Josh Lee placed 1st in the mixed 100 yard breaststroke and the 50 free
The mixed 200 yard free relay team of Bruss, Cordes, Dave Ford and Olivia Lindsay placed 1st
The mixed 400 yard free relay team of Blossom, Ford, Kyle Thomas and Lee finished 1st
The Wabash Middle School swim team defeated Eastern 111-74 Wednesday.
Mixed 200 yard medley relay team of Becca Bruss, Joshua Lee, Seth Blossom and Kyle Thomas took 1st while Dave Ford, Alexander Haynes, Olivia Lindsay and Paul Cordes took 2nd
Seth Blossom finished 1st in the mixed 200 yard free and the mixed 400 yard free
Becca Bruss took 1st in the mixed 100 yard IM and 100 yard backstroke
Lee, Cordes and Ford finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the mixed 50 yard free
Tatum Vigar, Abbie Boggs and Kayden Graf placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in diving
Cordes placed 1st in the mixed 100 yard free and Brady Evans took 2nd
Lee, Bruss, Thomas and Blossom took 1st in the mixed 200 yard free
Lee placed 1st in the mixed 100 yard breaststroke and Alexander Haynes 3rd
Cordes, Dave Ford, Grant Ford and Haynes took 2nd in the mixed 400 yard free relay
The Wabash Middle School swim team fell to Oak Hill 115-71 Monday.
team score: Oak Hill 115
girls’ score: Oak Hill 61
boys’ score: Oak Hill 28
The mixed 200 yard medley relay team of Becca Bruss, Josh Lee, Seth Blossom and Kyle Thomas took 1st
Seth Blossom took 2nd in the mixed 100 yard IM and 2nd in the mixed 50 yard fly
Josh Lee placed 1st in the mixed 50 yard free and the mixed 100 yard breaststroke
Paul Cordes placed 2nd in the mixed 100 yard free
Kayden Graf took 2nd in the mixed 50 yard backstroke
Becca Bruss placed 1st in the mixed 100 yard backstroke
The mixed 400 yard free relay team of Bruss, Thomas, Lee and Blossom took 2nd
The Wabash Middle School swim team defeated McCulloch 106-69 Thursday.
The mixed 200 yard medley relay team of Seth Blossom, Josh Lee, Olivia Lindsay and Kyle Thomas placed first
Kyle Thomas took first in the mixed 200 yard free and the 100 yard free
Seth Blossom finished first in the mixed 100 yard IM and the 100 yard backstroke
Josh Lee took first in the 50 yard mixed free and 100 yard breaststroke
Abbie Boggs finished first in diving
Blossom, Thomas, Paul Cordes and Lee finished first in the mixed 400 yard free relay
The Wabash middle school swim team was defeated 134-52 by Maconaquah Tuesday.
Wabash was missing 6 swimmers but still performed well at their second meet of the season. Top finishes for Wabash were:
The 200 yard medley relay team of Dave Ford, Paul Cordes, Seth Blossom and Josh Lee took 2nd
Seth Blossom took first in the mixed 100 yard IM and the 400 yard free
Josh Lee took first in the mixed 50 yard free and the 100 yard free
Blossom, Ford, Abbie Boggs and Lee finished 3rd in the mixed 400 yard free relay
Members of the Wabash boys swim team participated in the Warsaw sectional Saturday.
Ryan Evans, Jacob Bruss, Cody Henderson and Trace Goodwin took 6th in the 200 yard medley relay
Jacob Bruss took 6th in the 200 yard IM and the 100 yard breaststroke. He broke his own school records in both during sectionals
Trace Goodwin finished 10th in the 50 free while Cody Henderson finished 15th in the 100 yard breaststroke
Bruss, Henderson, Jonah France and Goodwin placed 8th in the 200 yard free relay
Ryan Evans placed 13th in the 100 yard backstroke
The Wabash boys swim team had a good first day at the Warsaw sectional Thursday with several swimmers advancing to Saturday’s finals.
The 200 medley relay team of Ryan Evans, Jacob Bruss, Cody Henderson and Trace Goodwin took 7th to advance to Saturday’s finals. Bruss finished 7th in the 200 yard IM and 8th in the 100 yard breaststroke to advance to the finals. The 200 yard free relay team of Bruss, Henderson, France and Goodwin took 8th and advance to the finals.
Trace Goodwin will swim on Saturday in the 50 yard free; Cody Henderson in the 100 yard butterfly and Ryan Evans in the 100 yard backstroke and the 400 yard free relay team of France, Evans, Jonathan King and Goodwin
Wabash Middle School had their first swim meet of the season against Blackford Tuesday. Wabash won 98-84
Seth Blossom took 1st in the mixed 200 yard free
Becca Bruss placed first in the mixed 100 yard IM
Josh Lee placed 1st in the 50 yard free and Dave Ford took 3rd
Tatum Vigar, Abbie Boggs and Kaden Graft finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in diving
Olivia Lindsay finished 1st in the mixed 50 yard butterfly while Paul Cordes finished 3rd
Seth Blossom finished 1st and Grant Ford 2nd in the mixed 100 yard free
Kyle Thomas finished 2nd in the mixed 400 yard free
The mixed 200 yard free relay of Lindsay, Cordes, Ford and Thomas finished 1st
Becc Bruss finished 1st and Lacy Crist placed 3rd in the mixed 100 yard backstroke
Josh Lee placed first in the mixed 100 yard breaststroke
The mixed 400 yard free relay of Lee, Bruss, Thomas and Blossom took 2nd
The top 8 finishers from Thursday night swam today in the finals. The results are as follows:
Mallory Hipskind, Alexis Hartley, Morgan Owens and Katie Ford finished 5th in the 200 yard medley relay
Katie Ford who was seeded 7th in the 50 yard free finished 5th with a personal record
Ford, Hipskind, Hartley and Owens took 6th in the 200 yard free relay and broke their own school record
Leigha Boggs placed 15th in diving
Preliminaries were held tonight in the girls swimming sectional at Warsaw and the Wabash 200 medley relay team of Mallory Hipskind, Alexis Hartley, Morgan Owens and Katie Ford started the night off breaking their own school record and they advance to Saturday’s finals by placing 4th.
Katie Ford placed 7th in the 50 free and advances to saturday’s finals
The 200 free relay of Hipskind, Hartley, Owens and Ford also advanced to Saturday’s finals by placing 6th.