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1-9-20 Home v. Elkhart Memorial

Thursday night was a fiesta for the Mishawaka Cavemen, as both Girls and Boys squads secured a double-victory over the Elkhart Memorial Chargers. It was an exciting meet for many reasons; first, it was Senior Night, and the meet began with recognizing 14 Senior Swimmers & Divers. It was also Future Cavemen night, an event where Elementary School students come out to a meet, hang out with the team, and see what it’s like to be a Mishawaka Student Athlete. Our Future Cavemen walked out with the team, cheering along before running through the team tunnel at the end of the bulkhead. Check out the pictures on our social media pages!

The Senior Night Procession was, as expected, a fun but emotional affair. Time flies and in what seems like no time, we’re sending off another class – and an especially big one at that. They will be missed, but we are excited to follow them on their future journeys! Our recognized Seniors:
Courtney Brothers
Hailey Buchner
Jozalyn Bryce
Megan Byrd
Sadie Cothard
Mia Guerra (Captain)
Emma Halicki
Abby Stahly (Captain)
Adrianne Verstraete
Emalease Wyant
Emily Schierbaum
Eric Arseneau (Captain)
Jeremiah Bowerman
Ryan Watt

As usual, there were a number of first-ever swims and some particularly notable ones:

First swims:
Katie Baumgartner – 50 Backstroke & 100 Backstroke
Claire Reynolds – 50 Butterfly & 500 Freestyle
Elysia Morales – 200 Freestyle
Claire Wisler – 500 Freestyle
Tyler Ackerley – 50 Fly & 500 Freestyle
Davin Cockey – 200 Freestyle
Edwin Serrano – 100 Freestyle
Mark Crooks – 100 Breaststroke

Notable swims:
Edwin Serrano – first time breaking :30 seconds in the 50 Freestyle!
Captain Eric Arseneau swam the 500 Freestyle as Breaststroke, clocking a blazing 7:03.20!
There were 44 PR’s on the night, with the Girls & Boys squads even-splitting with 22 each!

Mishawaka Divers were on fire tonight – sweeping both events. Abby Stahly took 1st, followed by teammates Mia Woods (2nd) and Megan Byrd (3rd). Lily Weaver, rotating into a JV spot, would have placed 3rd overall. Lucas Libbey and Takoda Stone secured the 1-2 finish on the Boys’ side as well.

Top finishers:
200 Medley Relay – Cole Karnes, Eric Arseneau, Ryan Watt & Jeremiah Bowerman (1st)
200 Freestyle – Ethan Stanton (1st)
200 Individual Medley – Lilly Wilson (2nd)
200 Individual Medley – Cole Karnes (1st) & Trevor Heintzberger (2nd)
50 Freestyle – Mia Guerra (1st) & Kat Chesson (2nd)
50 Freestyle – Eric Arseneau (1st)
Diving – Abby Stahly (1st), Mia Woods (2nd), Megan Byrd (3rd)
Diving – Lucas Libbey (1st) & Takoda Stone (2nd)
100 Butterfly – Mia Guerra (2nd)
100 Butterfly – Ethan Stanton (1st)
100 Freestyle – Alex Kincannon (1st)
500 Freestyle – Xochitl Soto (1st)
500 Freestyle – Cole Karnes (1st)
200 Freestyle Relay – Lilly Wilson, Emalease Wyant, Kat Chesson & Mia Guerra (1st)
200 Freestyle Relay – Jeremiah Bowerman, Trevor Heintzberger, Mark Crooks & Ethan Stanton (1st)
100 Backstroke – Lilly Wilson (1st)
100 Backstroke – Alex Kincannon (1st)
100 Breaststroke – Jeremiah Bowerman (2nd)
400 Freestyle Relay – Cole Karnes, Eric Arseneau, Alex Kincannon & Ryan Watt (1st)

One more meet on Saturday against New Prairie to round out a busy week. Go Cavemen!