Starfires lead way for Adams County swimmers in prelims

    PORTLAND – Adams Central, Bellmont and South Adams’ boys’ swimming teams all advanced swimmers to the sectional finals at the Jay County Sectional on Thursday.
    South Adams stands to gain significant points with two swimmers in the finals of two races – Jesse Sutton and Shad Swygart in the 100 backstroke, and Cory Sank and Chris Inniger in the 500 freestyle.
    Also advancing to the finals for South Adams are Sank in the 200 freestyle, Mitchell Kaverman in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke and Drew LeFever in the 100 butterfly. South Adams’ 200 freestyle relay team comprised of three freshman and one senior are fourth-fastest.
    Bellmont’s Zac Torrey will enter Saturday’s finals ranked fifth in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle. Fellow senior Trey Schisler advanced to the finals with a fourth-fastest time in the 200 IM, and the 100 butterfly in seventh.
    Adams Central sophomore Gavin Kaehr advanced to the finals in two events – 50 and 100 freestyles. Junior Travis Bebout also moved on in two event finals, in the 100 and 200 freestyles. And, Ben Lehman had the sixth-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke to move on to the event finals.
    Diving begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Jay County High School, with swimming finals beginning at 1 p.m.