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Taylor, Loescher, Sollman, Bieger cited at CN swimming banquet
March 7, 2013Columbus North High School
Juniors Cody Taylor and Sam Loescher as well as senior Rachael Sollman and sophomore Marah Bieger all collected MVP honors at the Columbus North swimming team banquet on Tuesday evening (March 5).
Taylor and Loescher shared the boys' top honors, while Sollman and Bieger were co-MVP winners for the girls.
Taylor and Loescher combined to pace the Bull Frog boys to sixth-place team finish in the IHSAA State Finals.
Taylor won the 100-yard breaststroke in a school-record time of 55.25 seconds, and he also was second in the 200 individual medley in a school-record 1:50.54. Loescher placed fourth in the 100 free in 46.10 and tied for fifth in the 50 free in 21.28.
Both swimmers joined with sophomore Matt Freudenthaler and senior Sam Parker in helping the 200 free relay place second in a school-record 1:24.99. The same quartet finished third in the 400 free relay in 3:07.83.
Sollman and Bieger were key contributors to a girls' squad that placed 12th as a team in the IHSAA State Finals.
Individually, Sollman placed 17th in the 100 free with a time of 53.07, while Bieger was 10th in the 200 IM in 2:06.34 as well as 13th in the 100 breast in 1:07.38. Both swimmers were joined by sophomore Maddie Wyke and senior Emma Wyke in placing seventh in the 200 medley relay in 1:46.79.
Sollman, Bieger, freshman Mackenzie Fry and sophomore Karen Wildemann combined to place 11th in the 400 free relay in 3:34.56. Also, Sollman joined Wildemann, Maddie Wyke and senior Mackenzie Coles to place 14th in the 200 free relay in 1:39.91.
Other honorees from the boys' team included Parker, senior Raleigh Caldwell, freshman Jared Imlay and senior Sam Larson. Other girls' special awards went to Bieger, senior Grace Fischvogt, Fry and sophomore Mary Jeffries.
Parker and Caldwell were presented the boys' Mental Attitude Awards, while Bieger and Fischvogt collected the girls' Mental Attitude Awards.
Imlay was chosen the boys' most improved swimmer, while Jeffries and Fry shared the girls' most improved swimming award. Larson was recognized as the program's most improved diver.
Taylor, Loescher, Freudenthaler, Parker and Maddie Wyke all received plaques for setting school records during the season. Maddie Wyke's record came in the 100 butterfly (56.23).
Thirty-seven athletes were awarded varsity letters. That total included 16 boys and 21 girls:
Boys -- seniors Raleigh Caldwell, Sam Larson and Sam Parker; juniors Sam Loescher, Jared Lovins, John Rupp, Cody Taylor and Matthew Thompson; sophomores Matt Freudenthaler, Jordan Kraft, Zach Zeiglerand Kevin Zhang; and freshmen Craig Athaide, Jared Imlay, Chase McQueen and Ben Thompson.
Girls -- seniors Mackenzie Coles, Elizabeth Fischvogt, Jessie Freudenthaler, Sydney Jarrard, Rachael Sollman, Marie Wildemann and Emma Wyke; juniors Mackenzie Bennett and Tierney McAlister; sophomores Marah Bieger, Kelcie Davie, Mary Jeffries, Nikita Patil, Alexis Todd, Karen Wildemann and Maddie Wyke; and freshmen Betsy Force, Margy Force, Mackenzie Fry, Rachel Lovins and Cori Taylor.