Cass swimmers split with Eastern

Jan. 4—WALTON — Eastern and Lewis Cass split a boys-girls swim meet on Wednesday night at the Cass pool. Eastern took an 87-82 victory on the boys side while Cass was a 110-75 winner on the girls side.

The boys contest was back and forth and wasn't decided until the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. The Comets need to claim the top two places in the event to beat the Kings and they did so.

The Kings were down four boys swimmers on the night.

"We always tell the athletes that every single person matters," Cass coach Haley Ramer said. "This meet was just an example of that. It is hard to fight when you are down four swimmers but we did the best we could with several PRs."

Carter Armstrong swept wins in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke for the Kings. Jayden Ramer was first in the 50 free. Jackson Hedrick won the 100 backstroke. Matthew Wallace won diving.

Armstrong, Hedrick, Jamison Douglas and Ramer combined to win the 200 medley relay. Hedrick, Armstrong, Ramer and Kayden Scott won the 200 free relay.

Coach Ramer added the Kings got outstanding swims by Douglas in his medley relay butterfly, Scott in the 100 free, Ramer in the 500 free, Arian Gascon-Ortiz in the 100 free, Dylan Collins in the 100 backstroke, Kruz Freeman in the anchor of the last relay in his 100 free, Chase Bagby in the 100 breast and Nathan Zoubul in the 200 freestyle.

The Lady Kings used their depth to defeat Eastern 110-75.

Cass (7-2-1) won eight of the 12 events with Maci Garland, Mia Hall and Maryn Zeck all quadruple winners on the night.

Personal bests were swam by Izzy See (500 free), Keegan Minniear (500 free), Jaylynn Elpers (100 fly), Mayce Armstrong (100 fly), Maike Hundertmark (50 free), Kelsey Bullick (50 free) and Trinity Hagen (100 back).

Cass hosts Kokomo next Tuesday.