Three swimmers from Columbus were part of the Team Indiana squad that competed in the 2017 USA Swimming Central Zone Multi-Cultural Meet last weekend at Ohio State University.
Misha Machavariani won the High Point Award for 10-and-under boys. He won the 50-meter breaststroke and 100 butterfly and finished second in the 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly and third in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Machavariana also swam on the winning 200 freestyle relay and third-place 200 medley relay teams.
Recent Columbus North graduate Alex Nusawardhana won the 15-and-over girls 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke and 50 freestyle. She also finished second in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle and fourth in the 200 individual medley.
Albert Nusawardhana won the 13-14 boys 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. He also took fourth in the 200 IM, ninth in the 100 butterfly and 14th in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
The trio helped Team Indiana finish fourth out of 10 teams in the event that featured swimmers of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Donner wins 15 events
Donner Swim Club won 15 events at the Jaime Miller Invitational earlier this month.
The event is named after former Donner swimmer Jaime Miller, whose career ended after she had to be pulled from the water near the end of a high school sectional race. She lived with Long QT for 12 years before she died in 2006.
Evan Patterson led Donner with three victories. He took the boys 15-and-over 400-meter IM (5 minutes, 19.56 seconds), 100 freestyle (57.29) and 200 butterfly (2:22.49).
Darby Coles won the girls 15-and-over 400 IM (5:41.71) and 200 freestyle (2:19.71). Betsy King took the girls 15-and-over 200 IM (2:42.59) and 50 freestyle (29.16). Connelly Furnish captured the girls 7-8 100 breaststroke (2:04.06) and 50 breaststroke (57.90).
Other individual winners for Donner were Sam Russell in the boys 15-and-over 1,500 freestyle (17:45.08), Zoie Chandelkar in the girls 7-8 200 IM (4:20.83), Abby Proffitt in the girls 7-8 200 freestyle (3:31.72) and Marah Bieger in the girls 15-and-over 50 breaststroke (40.25).
Josie Havenar, Sammi Hoovler, Abigail Castillo and Ellie Proffitt won the girls 11-12 200 freestyle relay (2:23.51). Anushri Yerragolla, Siri Poludasu, Castillo and Karissa Bevis took the girls 11-12 200 medley relay (2:55.04).
Club Olympia kids win
Club Olympia competed in the 89th Annual Ohio Valley Championships at Lakeside Swim Club last weekend in Louisville. The meet featured teams from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, including some college squads.
Nalanie Cortez won the 11-12 girls 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 50 butterfly. She also finished second in the 50 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle and 200 IM.
Brady Beyer won the boys 50 breaststroke. He also finished second in the 100 breaststroke, third in the 400 freestyle and fifth in the 200 IM.
Rachel Sabotin, competing against college swimmers and junior national champions, finished second in the girls open 1,500 freestyle and fifth in the 800 freestyle.
HPW hosts ‘Justice’
Hoosier Pro Wrestling hosted Justice at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Scarecrow Eddie Felson beat Kenny Cage by count out. Drax O’Brien pinned Dave Da Rave to win the Tri-State title. Kid Thunder pinned JW1, and Tank pinned Buck Sexton.
Abraham Mohamed beat Flash Flanagan by DQ after Flash destroyed him. TJ Kemp battled Shawn Kemp to a no contest. Troy Van Zant and Dynamite Dillen Swango beat the Axemen to win the HPW tag belts.
HPW returns July 1 at Aaron’s Lot for the annual Fill the Shelves canned food drive.