ELKHART – The Angola girls swim team had all three relay teams and two individuals reach championship finals and several individuals qualify for consolation finals at the Elkhart Central Sectional Thursday night inside of the Elkhart Health and Aquatic Center.
The Hornets were fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay preliminaries in 4 minutes, 11.5 seconds with the team of juniors Maddie Toigo and Hannah Conley and seniors Olivia Tigges and Audra James.
Senior Taylor Clemens was sixth in the 100 freestyle in 55.73 seconds, and Toigo was eighth in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.68.
The top eight finishers in the prelims qualify for the championship finals. The next eight placers in each event qualify for consolation finals. The sectional final swim events begin in Elkhart Saturday at 1 p.m. The diving starts at 9 a.m. Saturday with a couple of East Noble girls participating.
Angola placed sixth in qualifying in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays to advance to championship finals. The medley team finished in 2:02.18 with the quartet of Toigo, senior Sommer Stultz, Tigges and Clemens. The 200 free relay team finished in 1:49.37 and included Yuwadee Sungkakham, Tigges, James and Clemens.
Eight Hornets reached consolation finals in 10 events. James (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) and senior Courtney Simmons (100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley) qualified for two consolation finals each.
McKenna Powers and Grace Shelburne advanced in the 500 freestyle by placing 12th and 15th, respectively. Three Hornets will swim in the 200 IM after Simmons placed 13th, Maysa Krebs finished 14th and Audreyana Antos placed 16th on Thursday.
Clemens was 10th in the 200 free in 2:02.04 and Toigo was 11th in the 100 butterfly in 1:05.89.