On Tuesday night, the Jennings County High School boys and girls swim teams hosted Greensburg and Providence in a double dual. The night was also senior night as the teams five seniors, Reagan Brown, Grace Kirchner, Kenzie Newkirk, Greyson Jackson, and Lane Elsner, were recognized for their efforts.
When all was said and done, both teams came away with two wins. The boys defeated Greensburg 88-64 and Providence 100-53 and the girls defeated Greensburg 98-42 and Providence 105-57.
“It was a great way to cap off our home meets, and a great way to get our seniors one more win at the Purk,” noted Coach Morgan Webster. “Some of these swimmers I remember starting when I was in high school nearly 10 years ago. It’s crazy to see how far they’ve come in that time span, and I’m incredibly grateful that I was able to coach them.”
Wins for the boys came in 200 yard freestyle by Noah McFall, the 200 yard individual medley by Jonathan Jones and the 50 yard freestyle by Levi Marsh. More Panther wins came from Jones in the 100 yard butterfly, Marsh in the 100 yard freestyle, and McFall in the 500 yard freestyle. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Greyson Jackson, Lane Elsner, Marsh, and McFall and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Jones, Brock Lane, Marsh, and McFall both took wins in the events.
The girls team started their night with a win in the 200 medley relay with the team of Avery Witt, Reagan Brown, Alyssa Monnin, and Tatum Brown. Individual wins came from Witt in the 200 freestyle, Reagan Brown in the 200 individual medley, Monnin in the 100 butterfly, Grace Kirchner in the 100 freestyle, Lydia Ponsler in the 500 freestyle, Witt in the 100 backstroke, and Reagan Brown in the 100 breastroke.
When the 200 yard freestyle relay was getting ready to start for the girls, the team of Alexa Mollenhoff, Tatum Brown, Reagan Brown, and Avery Witt had one goal, to break the team record. And they did just that. The team completed the event in a time of 1:45.50, breaking the previous time of 1:46.60 that was set in 2015. That is the fourth girls record that has been broke this season.
Jennings County High School will host the girls Hoosier Hills Conference championship on Saturday, with diving beginning at 9:00 a.m. and swimming taking place at 1:00 p.m.