By KEVIN HARRIS
INDIANAPOLIS – Floyd Central and Jeffersonville did not have one of their swimmers advance to the second day of the IHSAA State Finals during Friday’s preliminaries at the Indiana University Natatorium on the IUPUI campus.
Sophomore Dillon Freiberger posted the best finish for the Highlanders, placing 17th in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:40.29. Floyd Central sophomore Noah McIntire wound up 27th in the 200 individual medley (2:00.99) and 28th in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.5).
The Highlanders’ 400 freestyle relay, consisting of Freiberger and fellow sophomores Christian Salinas, Tristan Deaton and Henry Lang, finished 22nd in 3:15.33. Salinas, McIntire, Deaton and Lang swam the 200 medley relay team to a 24th-place finish in 1:39.55.
Floyd’s 200 free relay squad of Deaton, McIntire, Freiberger and Lang placed 26th in 1:30.57.
Jeff sophomore Kameron Case was 23rd in the 100 freestyle (48.21 seconds) and 26th in the 200 free (1:45.53). Red Devil freshman Carter Dilger ended up 26th in the 100 butterfly (52.65) and 30th in the 100 backstroke (55.89).
The top 16 finishers in the preliminaries qualified for Saturday’s championship and consolation races.