The New Castle boys swim team lost to a talented Delta team Thursday night. The Trojans were led by Ben Hall, with a pair of 2nd place finishes in the 100 Butterfly and the 500 Freestyle. Andrew Lacey also had a couple of strong finishes with a 2nd place in the 200 Individual Medley, and a 3rd place finish in the 100 Freestyle. Aidan Sipes, Jackson Criswell, and Aidan Shunneson all added 3rd place finishes in their individual events.
In the Relays, the 200 Medley Relay team of Connor Griffey, Sipes, Hall, and Criswell led off the meet winning the event. After that the Trojans had to settle for 2nd place in the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays.
Overall, the coaches are really happy with how we performed. When you glance at the results they don’t look very good initially, but after looking at our times and seeing the improvement our swimmers are making, we are really happy with where we are and how everyone is swimming. After running our time check, which we do after every meet, we had 42 season best times last night, so we are elated about that. Girls sectional is only a couple weeks away. So the main training for them is over, and now it’s getting down to refining and preparing to make that push to go into sectionals at our best. The boys sectional is 4 weeks away, so we have a couple more weeks of intensive training planned for them before we get to the place where the girls are at right now. First though, we are going to get prepared to celebrate our seniors here Tuesday night against Centerville.