The New Castle boys swim team placed 8th as a team in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet. Greenfield Central won the meet, with Mt. Vernon placing 2nd. The Trojans were led individually with a 6th place finish from Garrett Rusch, in Diving. Also placing on the podium was Aidan Sipes, with an 8th place finish in the 100 Breaststroke. Also scoring for the Trojans were Jackson Criswell with a 15th place finish in the 50 and 100 Freestyle. Ben Hall with a 15th place finish in the 100 Backstroke and 16th in the 100 Butterfly. Luke Atterson placed 12th in the 500 Freestyle, Connor Griffey placed 13th in the 100 Backstroke, and Andrew Lacey was 16th in the 100 Breaststroke. In the relays, the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Lacey, Rusch, Dominique Strunk, and Sipes placed 7th. The 200 Medley Relay team of Griffey, Sipes, Hall, and Criswell, and the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Hall, Atterson, Griffey, and Criswell, both placed 8th.
Overall, the boys have had some really good practices over Christmas Break, and they swam really well at conference. We had many season and personal best times throughout the meet. We are wanting to feed off of the successes we had at conference to spring board us to a successful sectionals. We have 6 more weeks to prepare for sectionals. I really like how hard this group has worked and that will pay off here at the end of the season.