Club Olympia takes second in FAST 500 meet

Club Olympia swam to a second place team finish at last weekend’s FAST 500 Invitational in Fishers against teams from Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.

Tony Machavariani placed second in High-Point scoring in the Boys 9-10 age group, and Vivan Shah and Aahan Gupta placed second and third respectively in the Boys 8-and-under age group. Other top performers for the weekend included Ashley Freel, Connelly Furnish, Todd Hundley, Maggie Johnson, Shreyan Kulkarni, Misha Machavariani, Emily Meek, Lane Mellencamp, Chad Pendleton, Joshua Pendleton and Hope Westphal.

This meet also featured the first distance event of the summer Long Course season, the 800-meter freestyle. Club Olympia claimed 11 top-20 finishes with Furnish, Hundley, Mellencamp and Freel all top five in their respective age groups.

Vivan Shah, Tony Machavariani and Aahan Gupta placed in the top three in their division for the High Point Awards at last weekend’s FAST 500 in Fishers.

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In the 8U division, Shah claimed eight top-three finishes, winning the 50 breaststroke and 200 individual medey and finishing second in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke and third in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle. Gupta placed top-five in seven events, including first in the 200 freestyle; second in the 100 freestyle; third in the 50 breaststroke, 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly; fourth in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 100 backstroke.

Meek claimed six top-fives, placing third in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke; fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 50 butterfly. Chad Pendleton, swimming in only three events, placed top 10 in each, including a fifth in the 100 freestyle. Teddy Machavariani and Sarthak Deshmukh claimed three top 10 finishes.

For the 9-10 year olds, Tony Machavariani finished top-five in all nine of his events, placing first in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM; second in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke, third in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle and fourth in the 400 freestyle. Shreyan Kulkarni had nine top-10 finishes, including a fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle.

Also swimming in the 10U age groups were Shourya Malviva, Lily Pendleton, Daxton Wolf, Bella Zhang, Aahana Ingole, Myra Jaryal, Adir Joshi, Arjun Agarkar, Aarush Datar and Cali Gray.

Joshua Pendleton paced the Club Olympia 11-12 year-old group, winning the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 400 IM and placing second in the 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle. Other swimmers competing in the 11-12 age group events were Aubrey Hernandez, Vidita Keskar, Nandini Kondhare and Aashka Shah.

For the 13-14-year-olds, Connelly Furnish claimed five top-five finishes, with a second in the 800 freestyle, third in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle, fourth in the 400 IM and fifth in the 200 breaststroke. Lane Mellencamp, swimming “Unattached-Club Olympia” during the 120-day transfer period, finished top-10 in eight events, with a third in the 200 freestyle, fourth in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 800 freestyle. Todd Hundley placed second in the 200 backstroke and 800 freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle. Also competing in the 13-14 age group were Zoie Chandalkar, Sophie Graham, Saya Hauser, Sanaa Kulkarni, Jasper Nickoll, Lovely Panda and Aksh Ranjan.

In the Open Division, Misha Machavariani finished in the top 10 eight times, with a third in the 200 breaststroke, fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 IM and 400 IM. Hope Westphal took fifth in the 200 butterfly, 400 freestyle and 400 IM. Ashley Freel, competing in only four events on the weekend, took second in the 100 freestyle and 200 IM and third in the 800 freestyle. Maggie Johnson placed second in the 200 butterfly and finished in the top 10 in five events.

Cole Ehara and Dathan Wolf combined for top-10 finishes in two events. Also competing in Open events were Ty Mayer, Luke Miller, Annie Murer, Judah Nickoll, Cavan Stilson and Ali Trueblood.

This weekend, Club Olympia swimmers Ashley Freel and Josh Pendleton are in Texas at the University of Houston competing as a part of the Team Indiana All Stars in the Dual in the Pool against Team Illinois and Team Gulf States (primarily Texas), three of the best LSCs in the United States.


BBJ athletes win medals

Bartholomew-Brown-Jennings (BBJ) participated in the Special Olympics Indiana Area 2 Spring Games last weekend at Salem High School.

Josh Holley won gold medals in the 400 meters, 800 and 1,500 races. Zak Gotoh also won gold in the 400, 800, 1,500. Chaz Rothrock won gold in the running long jump, 100 and 200.

Jerik Hamilton won gold Medal in the standing long jump and mini-javelin and silver in the the 50. Becca Hunnicutt won silver in the 50, bronze the softball throw and finished fifth in the Standing Long Jump. Joe Cox won bronze in the mini-javelin and was fourth in the 50 and shot put.