The New Castle girls swam well last night, but lost at Anderson. The team had many good swims on the night, leading to some good placements. Rylan Blessinger (50 Free and 100 Butterfly), Lylah Hutson (100 Free and 100 Backstroke), and Payton Plank (200 IM and 500 Free), placed 2nd in each of their individual events. Bailey Smith placed 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke, and Hannah Hamacher also placed 3rd in the 200 Freestyle. In the relays, the girls 200 Medley Relay team of Plank, Smith, Blessinger, and Hutson placed 2nd. The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Blessinger, Hamacher, Plank, and Hutson also placed 2nd, and the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Hamacher, Smith, Mackenzie Smoot, and Quincy Kopp placed 3rd.
We swam a lot of off events, and the girls swam really well. Coming back, first meet from conference, can sometimes be really good or really bad, and today I was really happy with how they swam. They all had the times we were looking for in their events, and we are going to keep building on that moving towards sectionals.