Lady minutemen create waves against Elkhart Central

Posted on November 30, 2009 by


Jose Alvarez- Sports editor

This past Saturday, the CHS girls swim team defeated Elkhart Central 117-66, improving their record to 2-0. Despite this being head coach Tom Johnson’s first year coaching the girls’ swim team, it is apparent by the team’s performance thus far that they will be a force to be reckoned with.

“We swam really well. A lot of the girls had their best personal time… we only lost one senior from last year and gained six freshmen,” Lauren Hardy (12) said.

After only their second meet, Concord bested their time from that of last years.

“I’ve improved a lot. I’ve had joint problems [in the past] but I’ve overcome them and had my personal best this year, and I’m aiming to get three other personal records,” Hardy said.

Last year’s team was plagued by an inability to effectively execute fast flip turns in and out. If they are unable to quickly fix these problems, it might prove to be their Achille’s heel, especially when they are pitted against teams the likes of Northridge and Penn.

“December 5 [we’re] at Northridge. They (Northridge) are our biggest rival and [it] should be an exciting meet…we aim to be competitive, aim towards winning sectionals and have more girls compete at state than in the past,” Hardy said.

This years team features two divers: Erin Krah (11) and Rachel O’Connell (10). That however is a dip in the amount that encompassed last years team.

The girl’s next game will be against Mishawaka. The girls handily defeated the Cavemen last year, but if they become overconfident, they might be in for a rude awakening.

The game against Mishawaka will take place December 1 at Mishawaka.

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