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BHS swimmers compete at Indy

February 25, 2011

WATTERS SPRINTS—Bellmont junior Jay Watters competes in the Jay Sectional last week. He swam in three events at the IHSAA Boys State Swim meet, preliminary round, Friday night at IUPUI. Watters failed to qualify for the finals. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)

INDIANAPOLIS — Bellmont's 200 freestyle relay team did not get the top swim that it needed Friday evening at the IUPUI Natatorium, finishing 31st out of 32 teams in the preliminary round of the IHSAA Boys State Swimming and Diving championships. The foursome went 1:32.34, slower than its seeded time. A 1:28.28 would have been required to make the top 18, which will compete for places tomorrow. Munster went 1:24.18 to take the top slot in the event. Jay Watters also failed to make the consolation finals, finishing 30th in the 50 free with a 22.72, a second off of his seeded time, and 36th in the 100 free prelims at 50.02, exactly one second off of his seeded time of 49.02. Watters would have needed to better the 21.67, which tied for 18th and required a swim-off in the 50. In the 100 free, a 47.42 was required to make the consolation finals. Harrison Wagner of Brebeuf took the top spot in both events, qualifying first in the 50 with a 20.65, and going a swift 44.78 to top the field in the 100.

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