Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

HS Girls Swim: State Finals 2018

 IHSA Girls State Swimming Prelims and finals at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL on Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, 2018.

Broaders, Ma and Springer make the cut

EVANSTON — Reed Broaders has been here before, sitting in her hotel room shortly after qualifying for the finals after a strong first day at the IHSA girls' swimming and diving state meet.

And for her second go-round, the Illineks sophomore is drawing on lessons learned in last year's finals.

Centennial's senior trio charged up for state meet

CHAMPAIGN — Centennial's three senior female swimmers have varying degrees of state-level experience.

Both Lauren Feddersen and Lizzie Gile will compete beyond sectionals for a third time when they trek north to Evanston for today's preliminary round.

Pranali Vani, on the other hand, will make her state debut.

So what is Feddersen's advice for Vani at this stage?

Area girls' swimming leaders: Nov. 12, 2018

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:52.89

Central 1:53.54

Uni High 1:58.77

Danville 2:01.47

Sullivan 2:02.02

Mahomet-Seymour 2:14.10

Urbana 2:16.86

Clinton 2:20.61

St. Thomas More 2:25.37

PBL 2:27.64

 

200 Freestyle

Sally, Ma, Uni HIgh 1:58.25

Cluster of state-cut finishes guides Centennial to 4th straight title

CHAMPAIGN — Courtney Lehmann didn't hide her concerns when Megan Bernacchi weeks ago told her she wanted to compete in the 200-yard intermediate medley at sectionals.

The second-year Centennial coach knew Bernacchi was a backstroke and butterfly specialist, but a lingering knee issue gave her pause on how she would fare in the breaststroke.

HS Girls Swim: Sectional

Centennial Girls Sectional Swimming Meet at Unit 4 Pool at Centennial High School in Champaign. IL on Saturday, November 10th, 2018.

Maroons look to wash away state drought in pool

CHAMPAIGN — The last time Champaign Central girls' swimming and diving sent a competitor to state was 2012 — coincidentally, the last time the Maroons won a team sectional plaque.

Can the Maroons turn the latter tide against tough foes like Centennial, Uni High and Danville during today's Centennial Sectional at Unit 4 Pool?

That remains to be seen.

Signing Day 2018-19: Locals heading to college

Photos from local high school athletes during the 2018-19 school year signing with their various colleges to continue athletic careers. Submit your photo at clikas@news-gazette.com.

Area girls' swimming leaders: Oct. 29, 2018

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:56.54

Uni High 1:58.77

Central 2:00.09

Danville 2:02.37

Urbana 2:16.86

Mahomet-Seymour 2:18.14

St. Thomas More 2:25.37

PBL 2:27.82

 

200 Freestyle

Sally, Ma, Uni HIgh 1:58.25

Lizzie Gile, Centennial 2:00.01

Area girls' swimming leaders: October 22, 2018

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:56.54

Uni High 1:58.77

Central 2:00.09

Danville 2:02.89

Urbana 2:16.86

Mahomet-Seymour 2:18.14

St. Thomas More 2:25.43PBL 2:42.73

200 Freestyle

Sally, Ma, Uni HIgh 1:58.25

Lizzie Gile, Centennial 2:00.01

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