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Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!

Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won!



1 year ago by Pat McKee

Columbus North 200 free relay places 19th in boys swimming State Finals; Russell, Torres Martinez, two other relays also compete

                INDIANAPOLIS – Sophomore Jared Carroll, freshman Evan Patterson, junior Adam Zhuang and senior Angel Torres Martinez combined to place 19th in the preliminary round of the 200-yard freestyle relay Friday (Feb. 24), highlighting the effort from the Columbus North boys swimming team at the IHSAA State Finals.

                The quartet was timed in 1 minute, 28.55 seconds and posted the highest finish of five Bull Frog swims – two individual races and three relays -- at the Natatorium at IUPUI.

                Carroll, Zhuang, sophomore Sam Russell and junior Thomas Goble placed 20th in the 200 medley relay in 1:38.83, while Patterson, Carroll, Torres Martinez and Russell were 20th in the 400 free relay in 3:15.19.

                In individual events, Russell was 24th in the 200 individual medley in 1:57.71 and Torres Martinez placed 33rd in the 50 free in 22.01.

                No Columbus North athletes will return for final-day competition on Saturday (Feb. 25) as no Bull Frogs finished in the top 16 of their event.

                Four state-meet records were set in the prelims. Carmel junior Drew Kibler set records in the 200 free (1:33.30) and 100 free (43.25), while Zionsville junior Jack Franzman set a new mark in the 50 free (19.85). Also, the Carmel foursome of junior Andrew Couchon, senior Charles Vaughan, junior Evan Kopp and junior Stefano Batista set a state record in the 200 free relay (1:22.67).

                Other top qualifiers included Northridge senior Spencer Lehman in the 200 IM (1:48.58) and the 500 free (4:27.69); Bloomington South senior Matthew Jerden in the 100 butterfly (48.49) and 100 breaststroke (54.71); and Zionsville senior Tyler Harmon in the 100 backstroke (49.87).

                Also, Zionsville posted top seeds in both the 200 medley relay (1:30.30) and the 400 free relay (3:03.26). Harmon, senior Brock Brown, junior Andrew Schuler and Franzman teamed for the medley relay. Franzman, Schuler, junior Ethan Barksdale and Harmon comprised the 400 free relay.


Boys Swimming State Meet Preliminaries

                200 medley relay: 1, Zionsville (Tyler Harmon, Brock Brown, Andrew Schuler, Jack Franzman) 1:30.30; 20, Columbus North (Jared Carroll, Adam Zhuang, Sam Russell, Thomas Goble) 1:38.83.

                200 free: 1, Drew Kibler (Carmel) 1:33.30 (state meet record; old record 1:37.02 by Peter Jameson, North Central, 2006).

                200 IM: 1, Spencer Lehman (Northridge) 1:48.58; 24, Sam Russell (Columbus North) 1:57.71.

                50 free: 1, Jack Franzman (Zionsville) 19.85 (state meet record; old record 20.08 by Kyle DeCoursey, Zionsville, 2015); 33, Angel Torres Martinez (Columbus North) 22.01.

                100 butterfly: 1, Matthew Jerden (Bloomington South) 48.49.

                100 free: 1, Drew Kibler (Carmel) 43.25 (state meet record; old record 43.52 by Blake Pieroni, Chesterton, 2014).

                500 free: 1, Spencer Lehman (Northridge) 4:27.69.

                200 free relay: 1, Carmel (Andrew Couchon, Charles Vaughan, Evan Kopp, Stefano Batista) 1:22.67 (state meet record; old record 1:23.20 by Avon, 2016); 19, Columbus North (Jared Carroll, Evan Patterson, Adam Zhuang, Angel Torres Martinez) 1:28.55.

                100 backstroke: 1, Tyler Harmon (Zionsville) 49.87.

                100 breaststroke: 1, Matthew Jerden (Bloomington South) 54.71.

                400 free relay: 1, Zionsville (Jack Franzman, Andrew Schuler, Ethan Barksdale, Tyler Harmon) 3:03.26; 20, Columbus North (Evan Patterson, Jared Carroll, Angel Torres Martinez, Sam Russell) 3:15.19.


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