Club Olympia, Donner athletes place at Senior State Championships

Several swimmers from Club Olympia and Donner Swim Club competed in last weekend’s Indiana Senior Short Course Championships at Pike High School.

Club Olympia’s Rachel Sabotin finished third in the 500-yard freestyle, fifth in the 200 individual medley, seventh in the 1,600 freestyle, eighth in the 400 IM and 1,000 freestyle and 16th in the 200 butterfly to take seventh in the girls high-point standings.

Twelve-year-old Nalanie Cortez, the youngest competitor in the meet, finished 20th in the girls 100 freestyle, 22nd in the 200 freestyle, 26th in the 50 freestyle and 27th in the 500 freestyle. Her times rank 12th in the nation for the 100 freestyle, 16th for the 50 freestyle and 19th in for the 200 freestyle for 12-year-old girls.

Erica Samuel placed 27th in the girls 1,650 freestyle, 32nd in the 500 freestyle and 31st in the 1,000 freestyle. Ayush Panda and Matt Stuckwisch also competed in the boys Senior State Championships for the first time.

Donner’s Olivia Morlok finished fifth in the girls 1,650 freestyle, sixth in the 1,000 freestyle, 11th in the 500 freestyle, 20th in the 400 IM and 29th in the 200 freestyle. Betsy King took 15th in the 100 freestyle, 20th in the 1,000 freestyle, 25th in the 500 freestyle, 26th in the 200 freestyle and 28th in the 500 freestyle. Morlok, King, Whitley Eicher and Jennifer Utterback were 15th in the 800 freestyle relay, 19th in the 400 freestyle relay and 25th in the 200 freestyle relay.

Sam Russell placed eighth in the 200 IM, 12th in the 500 freestyle, 15th in the 400 IM, 24th in the 200 breaststroke and 27th in the 100 breaststroke. Evan Patterson took 16th in the 200 freestyle and 23rd in the 100 freestyle, and Jared Carroll was 29th in the 100 backstroke. Russell, Carroll, Patterson and Nick Green finished 14th in the 800 freestyle relay, 15th in the 400 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay and 23rd in the 200 freestyle relay.


Semifinal pairings set

Top-seeded Toyota Tsunamis will play No. 5 Our Name Is Earl at 4:30 p.m., and No. 2 Flying Zambonis will face No. 3 Monsters of Rock at 5:30 p.m. in today’s Columbus Broomball League semifinals.

The consolation game will be at 6:30 p.m. today, followed by the championship at 7:30 p.m.

Tsunamis advanced with an 8-3 win against Slappin’ Balls. Tyler Houchin netted two goals for Tsunamis, while Dalton McNealy, Matt Street, Erich Miller, Jimmy Robertson, Kevin McNealy and Clayton McNealy all added one. Stephanie Castetter scored twice and Darrian Castetter once for Slappin’ Balls.

Our Name is Earl edged Yoopers 1-0 on a goal by Thomas Andre.

Flying Zambonis needed overtime to pull out a 3-2 win against Hansons. Bryan Kendall, Todd Houchin and Ryan Ingalls scored for Zambonis. Keith Henry and Kyle Thocher had the goals for Hansons.

Monsters of Rock blanked CCA Kutters 7-0. Rob Jones scored four goals, while Zack Henderson added two and Kyle Roshak had one.