Manchester swimmers defeat Elwood

The Manchester boys swim team defeated Elwood 61-48 Monday, Dec. 13, while the girls team also picked up a 98-68 victory.

Winning events for the boys team were:

-The 200 medley relay team of Raice Martin, Caleb Smith, Jonathan Eberly, and Caden Marcum (2:10.53)

--The 400 free relay team of Marcum, Cale Bennett, Martin, and Eberly (4:31.6)

-Bennett in the 200 IM (2:59.47) and the 100 butterfly (1:28.03) and the 100 free (1:28.03)

-Eberly in the 100 free (56.59) and the 100 breast (1:12.04)

-Marcum in the 500 free (7:10.12)

Finishing first for the girls team were:

-The 200 medley relay team of Miriam Struble-Hedstrom, Josie Briner, and Gracie Dale (2:17.85)

-The 200 free relay team of Nele Bichler, Dale, Evyn Fox, and Sophia Anglin (2:14.93)

The 400 free relay team of Eberly, Fox, Kaesyn Lester, and Briner (4:43.90)

-Lester in the 200 free (2:39) and the 500 free (7:23.31)

-Briner in the 200 IM (2:26.13) and the 100 butterfly (1:05.81)

-Anglin in the 50 free (28.61)

-Struble-Hedstrom in the 100 back (1:26.60)

MHS vs. Tippy Valley

The Manchester girls team tied with Tippy Valley 85-85 Wednesday night, Dec. 15, and the boys team lost to the Vikings 81-46.

With no divers, the girls team started the night with a big hole but quickly dug themselves out with a victory in the opening 200 medley relay by the team of Struble-Hedstrom, Eberly, Briner, and Dale (2:16.46).

A 1,2,4 finish in the 50 freestyle by Dale (32.16), Bichler (32.79), and Anglin (34.20) sandwiched between Josie Briner victories in the 200 IM (2:25.27) and 100 butterfly (1:04.20) put Manchester in the lead.

Eberly added to the lead with a first place in the 100 freestyle (1:09.42), but Tippecanoe Valley came roaring back to capture first place in the remaining events to force a tie.

Posted on 2021 Dec 22