Stars earn top seeds for sectional finals

BNL’s Shelby Slaughter earned the top seed in the 500-yard freestyle during Saturday’s sectional prelims.

JASPER – Bedford North Lawrence earned three top seeds during the preliminary races in the IHSAA sectional at Jasper on Saturday.

BNL juniors Emma Gabhart and Shelby Slaughter grabbed the top spot in their respective races for the finals, scheduled for Monday. The winner in each event will automatically qualify for the IHSAA state finals at IUPUI on Feb. 11-12.

Gabhart, the defending sectional champion, touched first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:15.78) and 100 butterfly (1:01.02). Slaughter dropped five seconds off her seed time and earned the top seed in the 500 freestyle in 5:43.48.

Jasper sectional prelim results