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Image 21 of The Courier Journal, February 26, 2012

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Time: 02-25-2012 23:47 User: jpatterson PubDate: 02-26-2012 SPORTS | IN Zone: IN courier-journal.com/sports Edition: 1 Page Name: C 9 Color: THE COURIER-JOURNAL | Black Yellow Magenta Cyan SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 | C9 HIGH SCHOOLS IHSAA BOYS’ SWIMMING AND DIVING STATE FINALS BASKETBALL Madison defeated at semistate Carmel High School celebrates after winning the IHSAA Boys’ Swimming and Diving State Finals at the IUPUI Natatorium on Saturday. Carmel edged Bloomington South by a half-point for its third straight title. PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CECIL/SPECIAL TO THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR Carmel takes state title; Jeff team finishes seventh Blankenbeker 2nd in 500-yard freestyle Top teams - 1, Carmel 246.5. 2, Bloomington South 245. 3, Northridge 217. 4, Chesterton 175.5. 5, North Central 151. 6, Columbus North 117. 7, Jeffersonville 110. 8, Bloomington North 102. 9, Westfield 92. 10, Highland 75.5. 11, Valparaiso 73. 12, South Bend St. Joseph’s 64. 13, Center Grove 62. 14, Franklin 51 .15, Homestead 50 .16, Carroll 42.5. 17, Hamilton Southeastern 38. 18, Batesville 38. 19, Fishers 36. 20, Zionsville 32. Individual/relay winners 200 Medley Relay – Bloomington South (Nick Wonder, Scott Haeberle, Logan Jastremski, Brendan Michaelsen), 1:32.08 200 Freestyle – Trevor Carroll, South Bend St. Joseph’s, 1:37.3 200 Individual Medley – Jacob Cook, Homestead, 1:51.06 50 Freestyle – Adam Johnston, Highland, 20.79. One Meter Diving – Joshua Arndt, LaPorte, 543.8 100 Butterfly – Max Irwin, Bloomington North, 48.72 100 Freestyle – Blake Pieroni, Chesterton, 44.85 500 Freestyle – James Costin, North Central, 4:33.09 200 Freestyle Relay – Bloomington South (Jacob Kelzer, Jastremski, Jesse Smith, Michaelsen), 1:24.44. 100 Backstroke – Austin Flager, Northridge, 49.84 100 Breaststroke – Zech Banks, Carmel, 56.0 400 Freestyle Relay – Bloomington South (Wonder, Kelzer, Michaelsen, Haeberle), 3:04.9 By Paul Shepherd Special to The Courier-Journal INDIANAPOLIS — The Jeffersonville boys’ swimming and diving program will have to wait one more year for a team to surpass the accomplishments of the 1976 squad. That squad finished a schoolbest sixth at the state finals. This year’s team fell just short of duplicating that feat, with a seventh-place finish Saturday in the IHSAA Boys’ Swimming and Diving State Finals at the Natatorium at IUPUI. Carmel edged Bloomington South by a half-point to win its third straight state title. “We did really well,” Jeffersonville senior Zach Blankenbeker said. “We took a little bit of a gamble and didn’t shave until (Saturday) morning. We came into Friday’s prelims hoping to make it through, which we did. It was a perfect meet for us. We’ll always be (measured) against the 1976 team. That’s the greatest team we’ve had. We’ll obviously be in good standing in Jeffersonville history.” Blankenbeker overcame a slow start in the 500-yard freestyle to finish as the state runnerup behind North Central senior James Costin. Blankenbeker fin- Mark Cooney of Carmel High School swims in the 200-yard individual medley during Saturday’s state championships. ished in 4:35.54 to Costin’s 4:33.09. He added a fourth-place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:40.6; nearly two seconds faster than his time in Friday’s preliminaries. “It’s kind of nerve-racking, because in the 500 I’m always in eighth place at the 200 mark,” Blankenbeker said. “I’m always thinking in my head that the 500 is a ‘guts’ race. I want to run people down. I always believe that I have the most guts. I know in my heart I can run people down. In that race, I knew I had something left.” Red Devils’ sophomore Tim Martin finished fourth in the 50 free in 21.04 seconds and fourth in the 100 free in 46.16. Jeffersonville’s 400 free relay team of Blankenbeker, Martin, Ty Arthur and Austin Smith placed sixth in 3:09.39. The same foursome placed eighth on the 200 free relay team (1:26.45). Floyd Central junior Oscar Anderson finished eighth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:57.57. Highlanders junior diver Dylan Nichols advanced to Saturday’s state preliminary round but wasn’t among the top 24 to advance beyond the morning preliminaries to the semis. Nichols finished 31st overall. In the closest finish in 23 years, Carmel needed a fourthplace finish in the meet’s final event, the 400 free relay, to guarantee its third straight championship. The Greyhounds got it, surging from eighth to fourth to win over Bloomington South 246.5-245. Jeffersonville finished with 110 points. Floyd Central tallied 17 points for 24th place. “That’s why we do sports, to be in those moments,” Carmel coach Chris Plumb said. “It’s not the outcome, but how you perform in those moments. They knew we had to be fourth or better. That was the way the entire meet went. Whatever we had to do, we went out and did it.” The Madison High School girls’ basketball team’s run toward a state title came to an end yesterday. The Cubs lost 70-54 to Mount Vernon (Fortville) in a Class 3-A semistate game at Southport. Madison’s season ends at 18-8. Mount Vernon (23-5) will play Fort Wayne Concordia for the 3-A title 6 p.m. Saturday at Indiana State University’s Hulman Center in Terre Haute. Concordia beat Western 46-35 in the semistate at Warsaw. Northeast Dubois (22-4) advanced to its first Class A final since 2005 after beating Southwestern (Shelbyville) 54-51 in the Bedford semistate. Dubois plays Fort Wayne Canterbury at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Terre Haute. Canterbury (24-2) beat Riverton Parke 77-59 at Plymouth, and will play in its fourth state final in five seasons, having won in 2008, ‘09 and ‘10. Defending 2-A champion Fort Wayne Bishop Luers beat Seeger 49-36 at Plymouth, advancing to Saturday’s championship game, which follows the Class A title game. Luers faces Evansville Mater Dei (26-1), which beat Triton Central 51-37 at Bedford. 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