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Thursday NPHS wrap: Swimming splits, gymnastics wins

January 25, 2013
New Palestine High School



Swimming

Cougars, Dragons split: Greenfield-Central and New Palestine split a dual meet on Thursday, with G-C's boys winning 127-59 and the NP girls winning a close 92-88 race.

NP winners were Grant Gish in the 100 freestyle and Chris Dodd in the 100 breaststroke. On Senior Night, the Dragons' seniors were allowed to choose their own events and the relay teams. Individual seconds for the NP boys went to Gish in the 200 freestyle and Luke Steigerwalt in the 100 butterfly.

In the girls event, NP got wins from Hannah Ayer in diving, Erin Trimpe in the 100 butterfly, Emily Trimpe in the 100 freestyle, Claire Hornsby in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 medley relay team of Megan Prosser, Emily Trimpe, Lily Horn and Katie Mustard. Seconds went to Emily Trimpe in the 200 freestyle, Addison Virt in the 200 IM, Megan Prosser in the 50 freestyle, Shannon Jones in diving, Rachel Wineman in the 100 freestyle and Katie Mustard in the 500 freestyle.

For NP, Lily Horn (200 MR, 100 freestyle), Kenzie Wells (200 IM), Megan Prosser (50 free), Becca Digney (100 butterfly), Alex Jacobs (100 back), Mallory Horn (100 back), Claire Hornsby (100 breast), Megan Young (100 breast) and Rose Aldrett (400 free relay) all set lifetime bests. Addison Virt (200 MR), Kara Mustard (200 MR), Katie Mustard (500 free), Prosser (500 free), Claire Hornsby (200 free relay) set season bests.

Also for the Dragons, Wes Virt (200 MR), Matthew Taylor-Smith (200 MR, 500 free), Todd Horn (200 IM), Cord Baird (200 free relay), Jake Mitchell (100 back), Parker Horn (400 FR) and Luke Reed (400 FR) set lifetime bests.

The Dragon girls next compete in the sectional, beginning at New Palestine on Feb. 1. The Dragon boys next compete Monday at home against Greenwood and Roncalli.

Gymnastics

Dragons improve to 6-0: New Palestine's gymnastics team stayed perfect with a three-way win over Roncalli and Tindley. The Dragons scored 100.575 points, to Roncalli's 97.45 and Tindley's 35.35.

NP's Kenzi Hoffman was the all-around winner (34.025). She won on vault (8.75) and balance beam (8.65). She was fourth on bars and floor.

Shelly Huesman was fourth in all-around. She was fifth on vault, third on uneven bars and fifth on floor. Ciarra Hough was seventh in all-around. She was ninth on vault and eighth on floor.

Kaytlin Fee was the Dragons' other winner, scoring an 8.95 on floor. She was second on bars and third on beam.

Other top-six finishers for NP were Annabelle Dockins (2nd, vault) and Kyle Zehner (5th, beam). 

The Dragons next compete Tuesday at home against Noblesville.


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