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Boys Swimming and Diving State Finals This Weekend
February 24, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Indiana
Provided by IHSAA Communications
Seven participants, including one individual state champion from a year ago, return for the 75th Annual IHSAA Boys Swimming & Diving State Finals this weekend at the Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Eighty-one schools will wear their colors in this year’s meet including two-time defending state champion Carmel.
Nathan Hopkins of Westfield is the lone returning individual champ from 2011 having won the 500 freestyle. He enters the weekend with the state’s top time in sectionals at 4:37.83.
Junior Jon Astashinsky of Carmel has been a part of the Greyhounds last two winning 400 freestyle relays and has more blue ribbon medals than anyone else in this year’s field.
Preliminary swimming heats get underway Friday night at 6 pm ET / 5 pm CT. The top 16 in each event will return for competition on Saturday with the top eight individuals vying for state championship honors. Those finishing ninth through 16th on Friday will make up the competitors in the consolation heats. All diving will take place on Saturday beginning at 9 am ET / 8 am CT with the top 20 of 32 competitors advancing from the prelims to the semis after five dives each. After three dives each in the semis, the top 16 will advance to the final round for another three dives each. All championship and consolation finals, including diving, will commence at 1:05 pm ET / 12:05 pm CT on Saturday.
Defending State Champions in Field (Individual Events)
500 Freestyle: Nathan Hopkins, 12, Westfield.
Career State Championships by an Individual (Individual and Relay Events)
12: Jason Lancaster, Carmel, 1991-94.
12: Kyle Whitaker, Chesterton, 2007-10.
State Championships Won by This Year’s Participants (Individual and Relay Events)
2: Jon Astashinsky, 11, Carmel.
1: Scott Haeberle, 12, Bloomington South.
1: Nathan Hopkins, 12, Westfield.
1: Logan Jastremski, 12, Bloomington South.
1: Jake Kelzer, 12, Bloomington South.
1: Max McKay, 11, Carmel.
1: Brendan Michaelsen, 12, Bloomington South.
200 Medley Relay: Bloomington South, 1:32.92.
200 Freestyle: Trevor Carroll, 11, South Bend St. Joseph’s, 1:38.76.
200 Individual Medley: Jacob Cook, 12, Hamilton Southeastern, 1:53.06.
50 Freestyle: Adam Johnston, 12, Highland, 20.51.
One Meter Diving: Patrick King, 11, Northridge, 473.00.
100 Butterfly: Max Irwin, 11, Bloomington North, 49.50.
100 Freestyle: Trevor Carroll, 11, South Bend St. Joseph’s, 45.82.
500 Freestyle: Nathan Hopkins, 12, Westfield, 4:37.83.
200 Freestyle Relay: Highland, 1:25.04.
100 Backstroke: Austin Flager, 11, Northridge, 50.55.
100 Breaststroke: Zechariah Banks, 12, Carmel 57.03.
400 Freestyle Relay: Bloomington South, 3:06.49.