Swim: Rivalry, records, conference and more

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Elliott Kelly

The landslide wins that both Delphi swim teams had over their Carroll rivals marks the first time that both trophies have been at the same school.

Elliott Kelly, staff writer

The Delphi swim team has had a very successful year, beating our rivals, breaking school records, and even winning conference. The teams are led by a slew of strong senior leaders: Collin Dulin, Elijah Ladd, and Sam Beighler for the boys, along with Sarah Howard and Grace O’Neil for the girls. The teams also enjoy the presence of three strong classes beneath the seniors who will keep the team winning in the years to come.

 

One of the key highlights this year is the landslide win that both teams had over our Carroll rivals. The boys won with a score of 119-25, and the girls took the win with a score of 123-39. This year’s rivalry win marks the third year of the Fish Bowl. The Fish Bowl was an idea that came about, where the two programs would compete not just for a victory, but also for two fish cups. The boys have won all three Fish Bowls, but this is the first Fish Bowl win for the girls. This also marks the first time that both cups have been with the same school.

 

At the annual conference meet, featuring teams from Delphi, Eastern, Carroll, and Clinton Central, both teams had several all-conference performances. In each event the winning boy and winning girl received an all-conference medal. These finishers included:

 

200 Medley Relay

Eydie Brustle, Sarah Howard, Abby O’Neil, and Emma Titus

Collin Dulin, Maguire Thompson, Asher Wilson, and Dakota Titus

200 Free

Dakota Titus

200 IM

Eydie Brustle

50 Free

Abby O’Neil

100 Fly

Sarah Howard 

100 Free

Abby O’Neil

500 Free

Dakota Titus

200 Free Relay

Eydie Brustle, Sarah Howard, Abby O’Neil, and Emma Titus

100 Back

Eydie Brustle

Collin Dulin

100 Breast

Sarah Howard

 

The girls ended the night winning with a score of 100 points, with the second place Clinton Central Bulldogs finishing with 95. They also set a new school record in the 200 medley relay, with a time of 2:03.22 which surpasses the previous record by over a second. The boys fell just short and ended the night in second place.

 

The teams had their last regular meet of the season Thursday, Jan 27, against Lewis Cass. The girls are competing in sectionals during the first week of February, with preliminaries being Thursday, Feb 3, and finals and consolation races taking place Saturday, Feb 5. The boys competition is two weeks later on Thursday, Feb 17, and Saturday, Feb 19.