Area swimmers are hoping to get a chance to get in the Crawfordsville pool today.
The Crawfordsville Boys' Swimming Sectional is scheduled to begin today at 6 p.m. Crawfordsville was on a two-hour delay and indications at press time were that the sectional would go on.
Swimmers from Attica, Clinton Central, Crawfordsville, Fountain Central, Frankfort, Greencastle, North Montgomery, North Putnam, North Vermillion, Seeger, South Putnam, South Vermillion and Southmont are scheduled to compete in the preliminary round of the sectional today. The finals are set for Saturday, beginning with diving competition at 9 a.m.
Heading into the sectional, Frankfort appears to be the team to beat, boasting top seeds in six events.
Crawfordsville also has top seeds in five events while Fountain Central also has one.
The winner in each event advances to the state finals, which will take place at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis on Feb. 23-24.
The top eight divers from the sectional, however, will advance to the Avon Regional set for Tuesday.
The top seven finishers today advance to the sectional finals, set for Saturday.
Greencastle appears in good shape heading into the sectional, with several individuals and relay teams seeded high enough to advance.
The 200-yard medley relay team is seeded third while the Tiger Sharks' 200-yard freestyle relay team is also seeded third. In addition, the GHS 400-yard freestyle relay team is seeded third.
Mark Jedele is seeded fourth in the 200-yard freestyle while Nick Stevens is fifth. In the 200-yard individual medley, William Dory is seeded third while Miles Salman is fourth and Dustin Wood is sixth.
Luke Crimmins is also seeded fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and Luiz Cardoso is seeded fourth in the 100-yard butterfly.
Dory is also seeded fifth in the 100-yard freestyle while Jedele is seeded second in the 500-yard freestyle. Stevens is also seeded fourth in the event while Austin Woodall is seeded seventh.
Wood is also seeded second in the 100-yard breaststroke while Cardoso is seeded third and Ryan Payne is seeded seventh. In addition, Crimmins is seeded fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.
South Putnam's Chris Smiley is seeded eighth in the 200 freestyle while Cory McCallie is seeded ninth in the 100 butterfly and Clark Becker is ninth in the 100 freestyle. The Eagles' 400 freestyle relay team is also seeded fifth.
Heading into the first round of the sectional, North Putnam does not have a top 10 seed, although Brian Rhodes is seeded 11th in diving and Patrick Byrd is seeded 11th in the 100 butterfly.
Crawfordsville Swim Sectional
(Top Seeds Only)
200 Medley Relay -- 1. Crawfords-ville 1:41.53
200 Freestyle -- 1. Snyder (FT) 1:47.90
200 IM -- 1. Hobson (C) 1:56.77
50 Freestyle -- 1. Baugh (FT) 21.95
Diving -- 1. Spulock (C) 397.50
100 Butterfly -- 1. Current (FC) 52.33
100 Freestyle -- 1. Snyder (FT) 49.27
500 Freestyle -- 1. Montgomery (FT) 5:31.27
200 Freestyle Relay -- 1. Frankfort 1:33.35
100 Backstroke -- 1. Hobson (C) 52.39
100 Breaststroke -- 1. Baugh (FT) 1:02.62
400 Freestyle Relay -- 1. Crawfords-ville 3:25.18