Three swimmers won the High-Point Awards for their age divisions last weekend to lead Club Olympia to a sixth-place finish out of 12 teams in the SWAC Fall in the Pool Invitational in Fort Wayne.
Misha Machavariani won nine of his 10 events to score 197 points, not only the most for 10-year-old boys, but his total score was higher than any other swimmer in the meet. On the first day of competition, Machavariani swam 5 minutes, 48.74 seconds to put him as the 19th-fastest 9-10-year-old boy in the 500-yard freestyle.
Brady Beyer won seven of his eight events in the 12-year-old boys division to score 157 points and had his personal-best times in six of those events. Beyer also moved into the top 10 in the nation for 11-12 boys in the 200 breaststroke. His time of 2:22.72 ranks him fourth in the nation.
Nalanie Cortez won seven of her eight races in the 12-year-old girls division to score 157 points. She is ranked in the top 25 in the nation in six events for 11-12 girls and is eighth in the 50 butterfly and ninth in the 100 freestyle.
Daniella Preston was the next highest scorer for Club Olympia, finishing with 147 points to finish as runner-up in high point for the 10-year old girls. She achieved best times in eight of her 10 events.
The next highest scorer was Sanaa Kulkarni with 126 points from her 10 swims in the 8-and-under girls events. She finished in second in the 100 freestyle and was third in the 25 breaststroke, 25 butterfly and 100 individual medley.
Pratt Badve scored 96 points in his six events. He won the 12-year-old 50 backstroke and was second in the 100 backstroke.
Lovely Panda scored 70 points in her 10 swims in the 8-and-under girls age group. Arjun Bhadoria scored 61 points in his six races for 12-year-old boys.
Nandini Kondhare scored in nine of her 10 8-and-under girls events to get 48 points, and was second in the 100 Backstroke. Aidan Castillo scored 39 points in the 11-year-old boys age group.
Others scoring points for Club Olympia included Maddie Beyer, Maggie Johnson, Brooklyn Pendleton and Jahnavi Venugopal. Also swimming in the meet were Abigail Castillo and Jay Venugopal.
Icemen split 4 weekend games
The Columbus Icemen went 2-2 last weekend, falling to Bloomington 5-0, beating Westfield 4-2 and Louisville Trinity 3-1, and falling to Trinity 3-2.
Cam Stattenfield played the entire game in the net and recorded 23 saves against Bloomington.
Matt Jordan, Cole Grady, Mark Mayhew and Connor Long scored goals against Westfield. Long, Logan Morris, Andrew Roese, Grady, Darrien Nickerson and Mayhew all had assists. Evan Kunzman posted 27 saves.
Nickderson, Matt Jordan and Roese netted goals in the first game against Trinity. Mayhew had an assist, and Kunzman stopped 18 shots.
Mayhew scored both Icemen goals in the second game against Trinity. Jordan had an assist, and Kunzman notched 14 saves.
Panthers down Owls
Lily Ernstes scored 18 points to lead the Jennings County eighth-grade girls White team to a season-opening 58-25 win against Seymour.
The Panthers’ seventh-grade girls White team fell to Seymour 31-19. Nettie Meeks led Jennings with 10 points.
Jennings 8th wins twice
The Jennings County eighth-grade boys White team went 2-1 last week, falling to Chapel Hill 38-37 before beating Clark Pleasant 48-45 and Madison 36-31.
Jacob Vogel led the Panthers (5-2) with 22 points against Clark Pleasant. Carson McNulty had 13 against Chapel Hill, 14 against Clark Pleasant and 16 against Madison.
Jennings’ seventh-grade boys White team beat Madison 45-37. Keegan Manowitz scored 23 points, and Lane Zohrlaut added 10.
The Panthers’ eighth-grade boys Blue team edged St. Mary’s 42-40. Landen Burton scored 15 points, and Zane Nienaber added 11.
The seventh-grade boys Blue team downed St. Mary’s 53-36. Owen McIntyre led Jennings with 19 points, and Skylar Lewis added 16.
East JV opens season
Six Columbus East junior varsity athletes went 3-0 in the season-opening Jennings County Invitational.
Jacob Box (126 pounds), Sam Morrill (138), Jacob Shaver (145), Eric Cardoso (220), Brayden Taylor (220) and Brycen Copeland (220) all went 3-0 for the Olympians. Nathaniel John (120), Noah White (160), Brendan Stadtmiller (170) and Shawn Tyler (220) all went 2-1.