|New Castle’s girls swim team fought a hard battle Saturday and came up short to Harrison of Lafayette, 98-88.It came down to the last two events. The teams were tied going into the breaststroke. New Castle’s Katie Larson, Reagan McCarty and Megan Larson went 3-4-5 in that event. This meant that the Trojans had to take two of the top three places in the 400 freestyle relay. They took only second place.
First placings by New Castle were Courtney Barr in the 50 freestyle, Megan Millikan in diving, Hannah Hawrot in the backstroke and two relays.
Hawrot, Taylor Kelsik, Caroline Warner and Barr won the 200 medley relay. Barr, Becca Foster, Kelsik and Warner won the 200 freestyle relay.
Foster took second in the 100 and 200 freestyles. Other seconds by the Trojans were Hawrot in the individual medley, Warner in the butterfly, Caitlin Becraft in the 500 freestyle, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Hawrot, Foster, Becraft and Katie Larson.
The New Castle girls are 1-1 for the season and travel to New Palestine on Dec. 4. That will be the first meet for the Trojan boys team.