BNL’s Swenson earns top seed for 200 IM in sectional

BNL’s Alexander Swenson earned the top seed in the 200 IM during Friday night’s prelims.

JASPER – Bedford North Lawrence’s Alexander Swenson claimed the top seed in the 200-yard individual medley during the IHSAA sectional preliminaries at Jasper on Friday night.

Swenson clocked a time of 2:06.57 to take the top spot for the finals. The winner of each event will automatically qualify for the state championships at IUPUI on Feb. 26-27.

The Stars settled for the second seed in five events. BNL clocked a time of 1:47.05 in the 200 medley relay (with Cole Baker, Garrett Henson, Swenson and John Allen) and 3:32.60 in the 400 freestyle relay (with Baker, Adam Tlustek, Swenson and Allen).

Allen was second in the 200 free (1:51.72), Baker was second in the 50 free (22.87) and Swenson was second in the 500 free (5:10.65).

BNL will compete in the sectional finals on Saturday, with action starting at 3 p.m.

Sectional prelim results