Swimmers wrap up seasons at Senior State Championships

Several Club Olympia and Donner Swim Club members finished their short course seasons last weekend at the 2019 Indiana Senior Short Course Championships at Pike High School.

Seventy teams from Indiana participated, with the Club Olympia boys finishing 18th with 237.5 points and the Club Olympia girls placing 11th with 432.5 points. With only nine swimmers, Club Olympia placed 12th overall with 670 points, its highest finish at a state championship meet since the club was formed in April 2016.

Leading the team in scoring was Rachel Sabotin, who was eighth in individual high point scoring for girls with 137 points in five events. Sabotin placed second in the 200-yard individual medley, fourth in the 400 IM, sixth in the 200 butterfly, seventh in the 500 freestyle and ninth in the 200 freestyle.

Nalanie Cortez scored 69.5 points by placing seventh in the 200 freestyle, 15th in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly and tying for 21st in the 50 freestyle. Erica Samuel scored 58 points by placing 12th in the 1,650 freestyle, 13th in the 1000 freestyle, 18th in the 500 freestyle, 27th in the 400 IM, 30th in the 200 IM and 69th in the 200 freestyle.

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Sabotin, Cortez and Samuel combined with Maggie Johnson to score in all five relays, placing eighth in the 400 freestyle relay, ninth in the 800 freestyle relay, 16th in the 200 freestyle relay, 20th in the 400 medley relay and 24th in the 200 medley relay.

Nick Green led the Club Olympia boys with 37 points by placing 20th in the 100 breaststroke, 21st in the 400 IM, 23rd in the 500 freestyle, 25th in the 200 freestyle, 30th in the 200 IM and 41st in the 200 butterfly. Evan Patterson scored 31.5 points by placing 19th in the 100 freestyle and 200 IM, 25th in the 100 butterfly, 41st in the 100 breaststroke and 45th in the 50 freestyle.

Brady Beyer scored 19 points by placing 13th in the 200 breaststroke and 40th in the 100 breaststroke. Matt Stuckwisch finished 35th in the 50 freestyle, 72nd in the 100 freestyle and 73rd in the 100 breaststroke.

Patterson, Beyer, Green and Stuckwisch also scored by placing 17th in the 400 medley relay and 25th in the 200 medley relay. Green, Patterson and Stuckwisch also combined with Ayush Panda to score in all three freestyle relays, placing 12th in the 800 freestyle relay, 14th in the 400 freestyle relay and 16th in the 200 freestyle relay.

This was the first time Club Olympia had relays in the top 10, to get on the medals podium and to have relays score in every event at Senior State.

Meanwhile, Donner sent 12 swimmers to Senior State. Olivia Morlok made the podium twice by placing fifth in the girls 1,650 freestyle and sixth in the 1000 freestyle and also placed 13th in the 500 freestyle.

Betsy King finished 17th in the 200 freestyle. The 800 free relay with King, Morlok, Ellie Proffitt and Karissa Miller took 19th in the 400 freestyle relay and 24th in the 200 freestyle relay. Adeline Rush, Morlok, Karlie Brown and King finished 39th in the 400 medley relay; and Rush, Morlok, King and Proffitt was 43rd in the 200 medley relay.

For the boys, Aidan McAlister finished 32nd in the 1,650 freestyle and 33rd in the 1,000 freestyle. Paxton Rush took 39th in the 1,650 freestyle.

Rafael Spear, Christopher Lee, Tristen Cook and Sam Russell finished 15th in the 200 freestyle relay, 19th in the 400 medley relay and 27th in the 200 medley relay. Lee, Spear, Rush and Russell took 20th in the 400 freestyle relay; and Lee, McAlister, Rush and Russell were 32nd in the 800 freestyle relay.


Playoff matchups set

The Columbus Parks and Rec Broomball League playoffs will begin today with quarterfinal action.

Top-seeded Monsters of Rock (11-0-1) will play No. 8 Yoopers (1-11) at 4:30 p.m., followed by No. 2 Rockpile (9-2-1) facing No. 7 Slappin’ Balls (1-9-2) at 5:30 p.m. No. 3 Our Name Is Earl (8-3-1) plays No. 6 Toyota Tsunamis (1-8-3) at 6:30 p.m., with No. 4 CCA Kutters (7-4-1) meeting No. 5 Hansons (5-6-1) at 7:30 p.m.

Monsters finished the regular season unbeaten and wrapped up the No. 1 seed with a 3-1 win against The Rockpile. Zach Henderson netted all three goals for Monsters, and Ellie Lutz scored for The Rockpile.

Tom Kareus notched four goals to lead Our Name Is Earl to a 9-2 win against Yoopers. Ricky Hooten and Darren Eckerty each added two goals, and Richard Gonzalez had one for Earl. Kha Vu and Shawn Bauman scored for Yoopers.

CCA beat Slappin’ Balls 5-1 behind three goals for Tyler Douthitt and one apiece from Tim Walton and Scott Herron. Skyler Matthews scored for Slappin’ Balls.

Hansons edged Tsunamis 3-2. Rahul Bhardwaj netted two goals, and John Lane added one for Hansons. Jimmy Robertson and Erich Miller scored for Tsunamis.

Matt Street led the league with 24 goals this season, followed by Herron with 19 and Henderson with 17. Street also had the most multi-goal games (eight) and hat tricks (four) and tied with Bauman for the most goals in a game (five).