Floyd swimmers sweep past Stars

BNL’s Cole Baker won the 100 backstroke during Saturday’s meet with Floyd Central.

BEDFORD – Floyd Central swept to a pair of wins over Bedford North Lawrence during high school swimming action on Saturday.

The Highlanders clipped the Stars 97.5-85.5 in the boys meet and dominated the girls meet by a 141-37 count.

In the boys meet, BNL recorded seven victories, including two relays. The Stars took the 200-yard medley relay with Cole Baker, Isaiah Eicle, Alexander Swenson and John Allen combining to clock 1:47.68, while Baker, Swenson and Allen teamed with Trey Kimbley to win the 400 freestyle relay in 3:30.15.

Allen was a double winner in the individual events, touching first in the 50 free (23.09) and 100 free (50.96). Baker won the 100 backstroke (59.15), Swenson splashed to the wall first in the 100 butterfly (57.81), and Kade Bailey won the diving with 157.15 points.

“The guys had a real chance at the team win today, but we fell a little short,” BNL coach Adam Young said. “But we have bigger goals set for later in the season, and this is just one of the early steps toward them. 

BNL’s John Allen won two events and anchored two victorious relays against the Highlanders.

“Trey had a number of great swims, including a huge leg in the winning 400 free relay. Oliver Brown had a huge 100 freestyle and continues to improve at a rapid pace. Isaiah stepped up big time and filled in for Garrett Henson (out with an illness).”

BNL’s Emma Gabhart won two events in the girls meet. She clocked 2:04.40 in the 200 free and took the 500 free in 5:35.08.

“Emma was still getting over a bad chest cold but still took two events,” Young said. ”Ashley Starks continues to improve and impress. Cookie King continues to work hard and is seeing the results in competition.

“I couldn’t be happier with where our teams are at right now. There were lots of amazing swims from everyone, especially our freshmen.”

BNL will visit Bloomington North on Thursday.