The Richmond Register


March 2, 2014

H.S. SWIMMING: Central swimmers make history at state meet

RICHMOND — Madison Central swimmers turned in some historic performances Saturday in the championship round of the KHSAA State Meet in Louisville.

The Indians had one individual swimmer and a relay team reach the podium and broke a school record in another event.

Junior Chase Baldwin took seventh in the 200 IM, posting a time of 1:56.91. That result marks the best finish ever for a Central boy at the state meet.

Baldwin was also part of Central’s 200 medley relay, which finished eighth in a time of 1:40.63. That result was the best finish ever at state for a Central relay team. The squad also included Mitchell Collins, John Babuka and Trent Lakes.

Central’s 400 free relay finished 11th and set a new school record. Collins, Babuka, Lakes and Baldwin posted a time of 3:17.92. Collins led-off the relay and set a new school record time for the 100 free (:49.0).

Central had teams in the consolation final of all three girls relay events.

In the 200 medley, the squad of Abby Thompson, Makenzie Burford, Hadley Neal and Morgan Lakes) finished 10th.

In the 400 free, the squad of Molly Ford, Tilly Baldwin, Burford and Lakes took 12th place.

In the 200 free, the team of Ford, Madeline Meeker, Neal and Burford finished 15th.

Central’s Morgan Lakes competed in the consolation final of the 200 IM and finished 12th.

Model had one relay team qualify for the consolation finals. The squad of Jack Miller, James Schwartz, Sam Shepherd and Christopher Jackson finished 13th.

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