The New Castle girls swim team, swam hard but fell to the Spartans at home Tuesday night, by a score of 125-57. Lylah Hutson was a double winner for the Trojans in the 500 Freestyle and 200 IM. Caitlin Shunneson also won the Diving competition. Rylan Blessinger placed 2nd in the 200 Freestyle and had a season best time in the 100 Butterfly. Hannah Hamacher (50 Freestyle), Payton Plank (100 Breaststroke), and Bailey Smith (100 Freestyle), all placed 3rd in their events. In the relays, the Medley Relay teams of Hutson, Shunneson, Blessinger, and Plank placed 2nd, and Hamacher, Smith, Mackenzie Smoot, and Quincy Kopp placed 3rd. The 200 Freestyle Relay team of Plank, Blessinger, Shunneson, and Hutson came in 2nd again. The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Karina Lee, Baylee Rigney, Smoot, and Smith finished the meet with a 3rd place finish.
Overall, we were really happy with how our girls swam. They went out and raced, and had many season best times. Our training is showing the improvement we like to see. I also really like how well this group of girls gets along. They do a nice job supporting and encouraging each other, and the coaches really appreciate that. The girls next swim on Saturday morning at the Connersville Invite, with diving taking place Friday night.