A handful of local athletes wrapped up their season Friday at the Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Louisville. Friday’s competition featured all of the boys’ events, while the girls’ will be in action today.
Owensboro Catholic and Owensboro each had swimmers competing in both individual and team events. For all swimming events, the field was narrowed to 16 after the preliminary rounds. The eight fastest then faced off in the championship heat, while the second eight fastest advanced to the consolation heat.
Owensboro Catholic earned 22nd in the team standings after advancing to the consolation heat in the 200 Yard Medley Relay and 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, as well as Cort Hobelmann’s 16th-place finish in the 100 Yard Backstroke.
Several competitors finished just outside the top 16 in the prelims. A full list of local results can be found below.
200 Yard Medley Relay
After placing 12th with a time of 1:41.60 in the prelims to advance to the consolation heat, the OCHS team of Cort Hobelmann, Joseph Leesman, Joseph Hayden and Jude Neal placed 14th with a time of 1:43.15.
200 Yard IM
Cort Hobelmann (OCHS) finished 21st with a time of 2:03.38 in the prelims.
50 Yard Freestyle
Jude Neal (OCHS) finished 19th with a time of 22.29 in the prelims.
Grant Luckett (OHS) finished 30th with a time of 23.01 in the prelims.
1 Meter Diving
Matthew Murphy (OCHS) finished 39th with a score of 56.70 in the prelims, which were held Thursday.
Joseph Hayden (OCHS) finished 19th with a time of 53.91 in the prelims.
100 Yard Freestyle
Jude Neal (OCHS) finished 29th with a time of 50.59 in the prelims.
Grant Luckett (OHS) finished 33rd with a time of 51.32 in the prelims.
200 Yard Freestyle Relay
After placing 9th with a time of 1:31.88 in the prelims to advance to the consolation heat, the OCHS team of Jude Neal, Samuel Clements, Joseph Hayden and Cort Hobelmann placed 11th with a time of 1:32.29.
The OHS team of Mason Thomas, Will Clark, Jonathon Coleman and Grant Luckett finished 29th with a time of 1:37.73 in the prelims.
100 Yard Backstroke
After placing 16th with a time of 55.63 in the prelims to advance to the consolation heat, Cort Hobelmann (OCHS) finished 15th with a time of 55.49.
400 Yard Freestyle Relay
The OHS team of Mason Thomas, Addison Kilgore, Jonathon Coleman and Grant Luckett finished 23rd with a time of 3:39.37 in the prelims.
The OCHS team of Joseph Leesman, Landon Reffitt, Samuel Clements and Warren Goetz finished 34th with a time of 3:50.73 in the prelims.