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January 15, 2014

Plainfield girls bring home conference title

Boys finish fourth

PLAINFIELD — It was a long time coming for the Quakers.

Hosting the Mid-State Conference boys’ and girls’ swim meet, the Plainfield girls accomplished something no other squad had since before the beginning of the millennium.

For the first time in 16 years, the girls won a conference championship, outdistancing runner-up Franklin 460.5 to 387.

“It’s a really big deal,” Plainfield coach Chris Cavanaugh said. “When coach (Julie) Bradshaw was here she had some battles back in the day finishing 1-2 with Franklin. It was a good meet for us.”

Plainfield won six of 12 events with some great individual efforts. However, the Quakers saved their best for last as the 400 freestyle relay team of Victoria Whicker, Mallory Adair, Lena Charles and Rachel Graves set a new conference record in a time of 3:48.32.

“That was flipping awesome,” Cavanaugh said. “We talked about having energy at the end of the meet, and they just brought it and it was awesome.”

Plainfield’s 200 free relay squad of Whicker, Charles, Emily Hunter and Victoria VanDeVoorde also won, giving Plainfield a victory in two of three relays.

Adair, a sophomore, took first in the 100 fly (1:03.12) and 500 free (5:31.45), a grueling feat that impressed her coach.

“Mallory had a great swim today but was disappointed with her 500 time,” Cavanaugh said. “I told her there was nobody else who swam almost back-to-back events and won.”

Courtney Coverdale won in diving (427.5) and continues to excel on the board for the Quakers.

“Courtney dove really well and Molly (Fears) got second,” Cavanaugh said. “It’s a luxury to have two great divers and it’s like money in the bank for us.”

Graves, a freshman, won a competitive 200 freestyle (2:06.14).

Plainfield’s boys placed fourth, nine points behind third-place Whiteland. Franklin dominated the meet with 519 points, 179 points ahead of second-place Martinsville.

“We thought if we had perfect swims and chips fell where they may, we might be able to get second,” Cavanaugh said. “We were right there for third place, but we do not have the horses with only nine kids swimming.”

Top boys’ finishes were Dakota Rhodes’ runner-up in the 100 backstroke and James Pawlowski’s third in the 200 free.

— Follow Hendricks County Flyer sports editor Jake Thompson on Twitter @JacobEThompson.

 

 

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