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Five Returning Winners Look to Repeat in Boys Swimming & Diving

February 22, 2013
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Five individual state champions from 2012 return this weekend hoping  for repeat performances at the 76th Annual IHSAA Boys Swimming &  Diving State Finals at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Trevor Carroll of South Bend St. Joseph is the defending champ in the  200 freestyle and had the second fastest time in the state during sectionals  (1:41.03). LaPorte’s Joshua Arndt won last year’s one meter diving competition  and enters as this year’s favorite after scoring 562.85 points last weekend.  Max Irwin of Bloomington North was the top 100 butterflyer a year ago and comes  in with the second-fastest time (49.18) this week. Northridge’s Austin Flager  holds the third spot in the 100 backstroke (51.55) following last year’s state  title in the event. And Chesterton’s Blake Pieroni, the 2012 100 freestyle  winner, earned the top seed with a 45.82 time in sectionals.

Pieroni is one of three Chesterton swimmers occupying the top spot in  four events. Teammates Aaron Whitaker is No. 1 in the 100 butterfly (48.79) and  100 backstroke (50.99) and Ethan Whitaker went fastest in the 200 freestyle  (1:40.80). The Trojans also had the top time in the 400 freestyle relay (3:07.27)  as well.

Cody Taylor of Columbus North had the fastest time in the state during  sectionals in the 200 individual medley (1:51.25) and 100 breaststroke (56.32).  The Bull Dogs also hold the top spot in the 200 free relay at 1:25.54.

No. 3 Carmel, is the three-time defending state champion, but should  face a number of challengers for the team title including No. 1 Chesterton, No.  2 North Central of Indianapolis, No. 4 Northridge or No. 5 Bloomington North.

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.

Saturday’s championship and consolation finals will be streamed live  on IHSAAtv.org beginning at 1 pm ET/12 CT with Mark Jaynes and 11-time state  championship coach Tony Young on the call.

State  Finals Friday, Feb.  22, 2013, 6 pm ET (Swimming prelims). Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 9 am ET (Diving prelims  and semis), 1 pm ET (Consolations and finals for all events). Site: Indiana University Natatorium, IUPUI, 901 W. New York  St., Indianapolis. Admission: $8 per session or $12 both days. Advancement The top 16 in each swimming event during  Friday’s prelims will return for competition on Saturday with the top eight  individuals vying for state championship honors. Those finishing nine through  16 on Friday will make up the competitors in the consolation heats. All diving  will take place on Saturday 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. Webcast: Saturday's championship and consolation finals will be  streamed live at IHSAAtv.org beginning at 1 pm ET/12 CT.
Friday Heat Sheets | Friday Psych Sheets | Diving Order | Order Photos

Defending  State Champions in Field (Individual Events) 200 Freestyle: Trevor Carroll, 12, South Bend St. Joseph. One Meter Diving: Joshua Arndt, 12, LaPorte. 100 Butterfly: Max Irwin, 12, Bloomington North. 100 Freestyle: Blake Pieroni, 11, Chesterton. 100 Backstroke: Austin Flager, 12, Northridge.

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, 12, Carmel. 2: Nick Wonder, 11, Bloomington South. 1: Joshua Arndt, 12, LaPorte. 1: Trevor Carroll, 12, South Bend St. Joseph. 1: Austin Flager, 12, Northridge. 1: Max Irwin, 12, Bloomington North. 1: Max McKay, 12, Carmel. 1: Blake Pieroni, 11, Chesterton.

Top  Seeds 200 Medley Relay: Bloomington North, 1:34.43. 200 Freestyle: Ethan Whitaker, 11, Chesterton, 1:40.80. 200 Individual Medley: Cody Taylor, 11, Columbus North, 1:51.25. 50 Freestyle: Davis Arick, 12, Fishers, 20.49. One Meter Diving: Joshua Arndt, 12, LaPorte, 562.85. 100 Butterfly: Aaron Whitaker, 11, Chesterton, 48.79. 100 Freestyle: Blake Pieroni, 11, Chesterton, 45.82. 500 Freestyle: Trevor Carroll, 12, South Bend St. Joseph, 4:27.55. 200 Freestyle Relay: Columbus North, 1:25.54. 100 Backstroke: Aaron Whitaker, 11, Chesterton, 50.99. 100 Breaststroke: Cody Taylor, 11, Columbus North, 56.32. 400 Freestyle Relay: Chesterton, 3:07.27.


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