The Greenfield-Central and New Palestine swimming and diving teams split a dual meet Thursday at NP.
For the Dragons’ Senior Night, the NP fourth-years were allowed to choose their own events and their own relay teams.
On the girls side, the red and white prevailed 92-88.
NP winners were Hannah Ayer (diving), Erin Trimpe (100 butterfly), Emily Trimpe (100 freestyle), Claire Hornsby (100 breaststroke) and the 200 medley relay team of Megan Prosser, Emily Trimpe, Lily Horn and Katie Mustard.
For G-C (7-8-1 dual meets), Carly Fernandes won a pair of events, setting school records in the 200 and 500 freestyle.
Other Cougars to finish first were Taylor Johnson (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke), Holly Curry (50 freestyle), the 200 freestyle relay (Johnson, Curry, Taylor Cermak, Fernandes) and 400 freestyle relay (Johnson, Cermak, Taylor Young, Fernandes).
“This was a great meet. The girls came out swimming well and really did a nice job,” G-C girls coach Emily Logan said. “Both teams swam off events leading into the sectional meet next week.”
As for the boys competition, Greenfield-Central defeated New Palestine 127-59.
G-C winners were Drew Logan (200, 500 freestyle), Kody Garcia (200 individual medley), Nathan Graber (50 freestyle, diving), Spencer Young (100 butterfly) and Jacob Keener (100 backstroke).
The Cougars (10-3) swept the relays, taking the 200 medley (Keener, Jordan Cermak, Young, Graber), 200 freestyle (Cermak, Brenden Gill, Graber, Logan) and 400 freestyle (Logan, Gill, Blake Carlton, Keener).
“The seniors took a bold step up in trust as they challenged the rest of the team to step up and swim without them tonight,” G-C boys coach Mark Logan said. “It was a strong statement to give them the confidence to continue the legacy of success.”
NP victors were Grant Gish (100 freestyle) and Chris Dodd (100 breaststroke).
The Dragons host a tri-meet with Roncalli and Greenwood Monday. The Cougars are in action next at the sectional meet, which begins Thursday at NP.
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