Mt. Vernon sophomore advances to consolation swimming final

INDIANAPOLIS — Mt. Vernon sophomore Lydia Tierney is the lone Hancock County swimmer who will take part in today’s round of the IHSAA Girls State Swimming Finals.

Tierney finished 16th out of 32 swimmers in the 200-yard individual medley, and later followed that performance with a 14th-place in the 100 butterfly at Friday’s swimming preliminaries at the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI.

Tierney’s time of 2:07.70 in the 200 IM allowed her to qualify for the consolation round. The time was more than two seconds faster than her previous best of 2:07.70.

Tierney also bested her butterfly time, clocking in at a 57.10, five-tenths of a second better than her personal best.

In other events, the Marauders’ 200 freestyle relay team of seniors Gloria Gonzales and Haley Moore and junior Riley Chambers and Tierney took 29th place. The same foursome also placed 29th in the 400 freestyle relay.

Greenfield-Central freshman Carley Logan placed 28th in the 500 freestyle.

Logan bettered her seeded time of 5:23.48 by nearly three seconds. Her final time was 5:20.90.

Logan was also a part of the Cougars’ 200 medley relay team, which finished 32nd.

The team also featured juniors Krista Zornes, Kortney Hodnett and Ashley Finney.

Hodnett took 31st place in the 100-yard backstroke but bettered her seeded time with a 1:09.24.

The Cougars’ Shyanne Milne will compete with 31 other divers today. She is seeded 15.

The diving preliminaries begin at 9 a.m.

New Palestine’s lone representative, junior Courtnee Coffman, took 30th in the 100 freestyle and was 32nd in the 50 freestyle.