NEW PALESTINE — For high school swimmers, the personal-best times, the school records and the sectional victories come in January and February.
The yeoman’s work required to achieve those objectives comes in December.
Eastern Hancock visited New Palestine Thursday night, and even though incoming inclement weather shortened the competition to just 10 events, the meet was critical for both programs in the week-to-week evaluation process that is high school swimming.
For the Royals, Thursday marked just their second meet of the season. The first was a matchup with Centerville on Nov. 25.
EH coach Debbie Froman saw two of her key boys swimmers — senior Sam Carlton and sophomore Cole Cochard — return to the team Monday. The duo — which comprised two of the four legs on the team’s seventh-place 200 medley relay team at last season’s sectional — contributed to the football team’s run to the Class A State Finals. Thursday night, Carlton and Cochard were in street clothes.
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