Daily Reporter staff reports
The New Palestine gymnastics rebounded from a tough loss to Columbus North earlier last week by topping the field at New Castle on Saturday.
The Dragons finished first with 100.075 points. New Castle was second with 97.95 while Richmond was third with 95.05.
Senior Annabelle Dockins had two second-place finishes for New Palestine, scoring a 9.1 on the vault and 9.15 on the floor. Senior Tara Morey finished second in the all-around (33.5). She was also third on bars (8.1).
The Dragons are home today against Morristown and Scecina.
Royals take seventh at Warren Central
Eastern Hancock competed at the Warren Central Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The girls finished seventh out of 17 teams with 113 points. The boys were 10th out of 13 team with 100 points.
“Another day of some great swims,” head coach Derek McCormick said. “This group continues to surprise me with the continued success we have each and every meet. We had great races on both sides but especially the girls side, which is making for a very difficult relay selection.”
Shelby Kell broke a school record in the 200-yard freestyle (2:16.54) and finished sixth overall in the event. She was also third in the 50 freestyle.
Chris Walton led the boys with two top-eight finishes. He was fifth in the 200 yard freestyle and sixth in the 500 freestyle. In all, 13 Royals had lifetime or season best swims.
Tonight is Senior Night for the swim team at Eastern Hancock starting at 5:30 p.m.
Cougars fall to Fishers
Greenfield-Central swim teams competed against Fishers, one of the top programs in the state, on Saturday to complete a busy week (four meets in seven days).
Both teams lost, however, 114-56.
“This is a good meet to remind them of the growth we still need to be able to contend at a higher level,” girls coach Emily Logan said. “They are building and growing in the right direction and that’s promising.”
Girls swimming sectional preliminary rounds begin next Thursday at New Palestine.