November 9, 2007

Swimming Season Starts Saturday

Saturday morning at 9am Norwell hosts its annual Norwell Girls Swimming Invitational

The Knights have been ranked 12th in the statewide girls preseason poll released by the Indiana coaches association.

Norwell is led by senior state qualifier Paige Brink, who ranks third in the state in the 200 yard freestyle with a personal best of 1:53.96. She also is 10th in the state in the 100 yard freestyle with a best time of 53.1 seconds.

Diving specialist Sarah Michuda, who won the 2007 Homestead sectional championship, did not come out for her senior season.

Norwell's Alison Painter, Kayla Sweet and Brink teamed with Kelly Brewer to place second in the sectional medley relay finals.

Bluffton's Maggie Smith, Kelsey Crowe, Susannah Bates and Jacqui Garcia were seventh in the medley relay.

Painter was fourth in the individual medley and Bates was fifth.

Brewer was sixth in the 100 yard freestyle.

Norwell's Alicia Bigelow, Lindsey Stronczek and Nikki Rehling placed fifth in the 200 yard freestyle relay.

Sweet was sixth in the Homestead 100 yard breaststroke sectional.

Brewer, Rehling, Painter and Brink were third in the sectional 400 yard freestyle.

Brink, Painter and Sweet are back for their senior season.

Knights coach Jon Gates has 10 freshmen on the roster, which will bolster the team.

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