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Wrestlers head to semi-state
February 5, 2018

The Culver Girls Academy swim and dive team qualified five people for the next round and set three school records on its way to a second place finish at the Warsaw sectional Saturday.

The winners of each event advance, with diver Isabelle Ahlenius ’20 heading to the Mishawaka diving regional and swimmers Autumn Baumgartner ’21, Cecilia Miller ’18, Kylie Dehner ’20, and Elizabeth Tice ’19 moving directly to the state meet preliminaries on Friday.

Ahlenius set a new 11-dive record, scoring 406.05. That broke the 404.85 mark set in 2004 by Rachel Barone. The sophomore now owns both the school and pool records in diving.

Baumgartner set a record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.91, which broke the 1993 mark of 52.30 set by Beth Zeaman ’94.

She was also a part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team with Miller, Dehner, and Tice. Their time of 3:39.73 broke the 3:44.01 record set in 2012 by Eberle Miller ’14, Rory Byrne ’14, Jaclyn Schutjer ’15, and Lauren Robinson ’13.

Baumgartner also qualified in the 100 backstroke, taking first with a time of 59.15, which is less than a second off Zeaman’s record set in 1992.

The Mishawaka diving regional will be conducted Tuesday and the state swimming meet begins Friday at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Manzona Bryant was the 132-pound champion at the Penn wrestling regional.

Six wrestlers advance

Six Culver Military Academy wrestlers will be advancing to the East Chicago semi-state after placing in the top four at the Penn regional Saturday. The Eagles finished fourth overall with 93½ points.

Manzona Bryant ’20 took the title at 132 pounds, pinning Mishawaka’s Gabriel Weeks in 59 seconds. He is unbeaten at 32-0.

Adam Davis ’18 suffered his first loss of the season in the 138 championship match, losing by a 4-2 decision to Penn’s Preston Risner. Davis is now 35-1 on the season. Michael Boland ’18 also finished as a runner-up, losing by a pin to Penn’s Max Chafee in 1:48.

Three wrestlers finished in third place after winning their consolation matches. Elijah Pack ’21 decisioned Wawasee’s Isaiah Faurote, 10-7, at 145 pounds. Aaron Brooke ’18 took a 10-2 major decision over South Bend Washington’s Jeremy Williams at 152 pounds. And Culver’s 170-pounder Jacob Trefren ’19 pinned South Bend Clay’s Tecory Gordon in 52 seconds.

Wrestlers advancing through the East Chicago semi-state will go to the State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Feb. 16-17.

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