Vikes get four spots in finals of Warsaw Swimming and Diving Sectional

Cole Davidson, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, competes in the 500-yard freestyle during the preliminaries of the Warsaw Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 14. Davidson qualified for the consolation finals with a 13th-place finish in 5:53.51.
Cole Davidson, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, competes in the 500-yard freestyle during the preliminaries of the Warsaw Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 14. Davidson qualified for the consolation finals with a 13th-place finish in 5:53.51. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team had two individuals and a pair of relay teams qualify for the finals of the Warsaw Swimming and Diving Sectional in the competition’s preliminary round, held Thursday, Feb. 14.

Finishing in the top eight of an event qualified an individual or relay team for the sectional finals, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Vikings’ 200-yard medley relay team posted the squad’s best finish at the competition, capturing fifth place in 1:56.96. The quartet was comprised of the team’s four swimmers, senior Keegan Mautz, junior Nathan York, sophomore Cole Davidson and freshman Colten Schulte.

The Huntington North foursome also reached the finals in the 400-yard freestyle relay, claiming eighth place in 3:52.33.

Individually, Schulte attained seventh place in the 100-yard backstroke. The rookie touched the wall in 1:03.58.

Mautz rounded out the Vikes’ participants in the finals by putting forth an eighth-place effort in the 200-yard individual medley. He stopped the timer in 2:24.69.

York and Davidson each qualified for the consolation finals in two events.

York placed 11th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:04.75 and 12th in the 50-yard freestyle in :24.80.

Davidson finished 13th in the 500-yard freestyle in at 5:53.51 and 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.94.