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Baughman prevailed in the 50 with a 23.44 effort to edge runner-up Ariel Martin of Jeffersonville (23.61). In the 100, Baughman recorded a winning time of 50.83, with Jasper sophomore Kayla Sergesketter second in 51.42. Baughman then put the exclamation mark on the meet by anchoring the victorious 400 freestyle relay. She combined with sophomores Alex Young, Megan Sparks, and Katie McRoberts for a time of 3:29.61. Baughman and Young were part of the winning 400 freestyle relay at the 2004 state finals.
Alyssa Rosinko of
Southeastern ended North Central’s run of five straight years as meet runner-up
with its highest finish ever in the state meet.
Coach Andy Pederson’s Royals scored 200 points in the meet, with Pederson
voted “Coach of the Year” by his peers.
Hamilton Southeastern opened Saturday afternoon’s finals by winning the
200 medley relay in a meet-record time of 1:45.31. Senior Kelley Otto, freshman Lindsay
Freshman Michelle McKeehan of Center Grove joined Baughman as a double winner in the meet and became the first frosh to win two individual titles since Lacey Boutwell of Noblesville pulled it off in 1997-98 and just the third overall. She dominated the 200 individual medley with a winning time of 2:00.98, prevailing by an amazing 3.95 seconds. McKeehan followed with a victorious effort in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.68 for her second state title of the day. McKeehan led Center Grove to a 10th-place finish in the team standings among the 50 teams that scored points in the meet.
one-meter diving event wasn’t decided until the final dive, with sophomore Kelci Bryant of Harrison (West Lafayette) becoming the
first person in state history to break the 500-point mark. Bryant won the event with a total of 504.10
points, edging defending champion Brittney Feldman of Indianapolis Broad Ripple. Feldman, a junior who finished second with
497.60 points, also shattered the previous state record of 477.00 by Julie Broms of North Central (
Margaret Bird of
which finished sixth in the meet, held up as the top seed in the 200 freestyle
relay with its first-ever relay state
championship. Sophomore Talor Whitaker, freshman
Top 10 Teams
3. North Central (
6. Chesterton, 133
10. Center Grove, 104
200 Medley Relay –
200 Freestyle – Margaret Bird, 11,
200 Individual Medley – Michelle McKeehan, 9, Center Grove, 2:00.98.
50 Freestyle – Taylor Baughman, 12,
One Meter Diving – Kelci Bryant, 10,
100 Butterfly – Alyssa Rosinko,
100 Freestyle – Taylor Baughman, 12,
500 Freestyle – Christine Shehorn, 12, North Central (
200 Freestyle Relay – Chesterton (Talor Whitaker 10, Taylor Lipniskis 9, Sarah Kehe 11, Christy Grcevich 10), 1:36.51.
100 Backstroke – Ariel Martin, 10,
100 Breaststroke – Michelle McKeehan, 9, Center Grove, 1:02.68.
400 Freestyle Relay – Carmel (Alex Young 10, Megan Sparks 10, Katie McRoberts 10, Taylor Baughman 12), 3:29.61.
Christine Shehorn Named Mental Attitude Award Winner
Following the meet, Christine Shehorn of North Central High School of Indianapolis was selected winner of the Mental Attitude Award in Girls Swimming & Diving by the IHSAA’s Executive Committee.
Shehorn has an amazing 4.10 grade point average on a 4.00 scale in North Central’s advanced curriculum. Principal C.E. Quandt call Shehorn, “Enthusiastic, confident, intelligent, and humble.” Shehorn has consistently balanced four or more honors courses each semester over the past three years. She currently ranks 82nd in her senior class of 647.
pool, Shehorn finished an outstanding career as a five-time
state champion. She successfully
defended her 2004 crown in the 500 freestyle with another title in 2005. Shehorn is a 16-time
She is the
daughter of John and Barbara Shehorn. She volunteers at
Insurance, the IHSAA’s proud corporate partner,
Shehorn has signed a National Letter of Intent to swim at Purdue this fall.
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