Aschliman sets school record at Warsaw swim sectional

Huntington North junior Laney Shaw churns for the wall in a fifth place effort in the 100-yard freestyle at the Warsaw Girls' Swim Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Huntington North junior Laney Shaw churns for the wall in a fifth place effort in the 100-yard freestyle at the Warsaw Girls' Swim Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 2. Photo by Steve Clark.

Allie Aschliman’s school-record in the 100-yard butterfly earned her second place and was the highlight of the the weekend for Huntington North at the Warsaw Girls’ Swim sectional on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2.

Aschliman, a junior, raced to a :59.80 clocking to place runner-up to Manchester sophomore Halle Briner in the fly. With only the A Finals winner and state meet times qualifying for state, Aschliman’s hopes of going on rest on whether she will be chosen to help fill the field.

Aschliman also picked up a seventh place finish and was part of the fourth place finishing 200-yard medley relay team along with Alyssa Brinkman, Macy Lange and Laney Shaw.

The top eight finishers from preliminaries on Friday night swam in the A finals, with the next eight in the B Finals.

Shaw swam in two A Final individual events and Lange had one.

The Lady Vikings placed eight among the 13 teams at the meet with 125.5 points. The host school was the winner with 416 points, followed closely by Culver Academies with 406 points.

Aschliman clocked in at 2:06.15 for her seventh in the 200 free.

Shaw placed seventh in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of :26.55, and she came back later to add fifth place in the 100-yard freestyle, in :57.61.

Lange, a senior, added fourth place in the 100-yard backstroke with a clocking of 1:07.44.

Among he B Final competitors, Lange added 11th place points in the  200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 2:34.72.

Brinkman took 12th in the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:11.21.

The Lady Vikes’ also got 12th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Bekah Brunner, Crosley Stanley, Victoria Donaldson and Morgan Cogar came home in 2:09.87. Bruner added 13th place points in the 500-yard freestyle, in 6:32.93, and Cogar placed 16th in the race, touching the wall in 6:59.35.