By Regan Hooker
On Wednesday, January 17, University raced both Eastern Hancock and Elwood.
Girls placed third, while boys placed a close runner up to Elwood. Four school records were broken including both the girls 200 free relay (2:05.88) and the boys 200 free relay (1:43.04). Records were also broken by Keegan Priest, who swam the first leg of the 200 free relay (23.88) and Regan Hooker, who swam a 2:18.25 in the 200 free.
Many team members beat their best times including Caitlin Clark who dropped 8 seconds in her 200 IM (2:59.94) and Cordell Wilson who dropped 2.5 seconds in his 100 fly (1:01.86).
The 100 freestyle went swimmingly for the team with Macy Paton swimming a 1:11.25, Zac Schneider going a 1:52.66, Lucas Miller getting a 1:22.59 (without goggles), Ari Atlas hitting 1:07.62, and finally Hayden Suarez breaking a minute and swimming a 55.48.
There were many impressive swims from everyone on the team! The swim meet ended with all the teams gathering in a circle to chant Elwood’s iconic song about teamwork.
This is the second year in the row that University has participated in this unique tradition. The swim team had their last regular season meet on Tuesday the 23rd, at the IUPUI Natatorium. There they will be competing with other high schools in the area that don’t have their own pools, including Brebeuf, Cathedral, Park Tudor, and many others.
All three teams gathering into one big circle for a chant about teamwork, led by Elwood’s seniors.
Cordell Wilson swimming the backstroke leg in the 200 medley relay
Caitlin Clark swimming the 200 IM