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Tell City 5th in sectional

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By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor JASPER—Aaron Vincent placed in the top six in all four of his events to lead Tell City to fifth place in the 10-team boys swimming sectional Saturday.

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Tell City scored 169 points. Jasper won with 465 points.

Vincent placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.54, just 19-hundredths of a second behind third-place Kyle Keepes of Pike Central. Vincent’s finish was the highest for the Marksmen in the sectional in three years.

“At the beginning of the season we were hoping he’d break 1:10 and here he went 1:03,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

Two events later Vincent teamed with Trent Harding, Collin Malone and Luke Thomas to place fifth in the 400 free relay in 3:46.62.

Vincent placed sixth in the 100 free in 55.37 seconds and Malone was eighth in 58.51.

Vincent, Harding, Thomas and Malone took sixth in the 200 medley relay in 1:55.72. Harding, Stephen Houle, Jacob Mowery and Thomas placed seventh in the 200 free relay in 1:45.63.

Houle, a freshman, placed sixth in the 500 free in 5:44.95 and eighth in the 200 free in 2:04.60. Both were personal records after he also set personal records in the trials Thursday. “He had a superb meet,” said Page.

Thomas placed seventh in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.56, also a personal record. “He did a great job,” said Page.

Harding placed eighth in the 200 individual medley in 2:26.17 and Malone placed 12th in the 50 free in 26.06.

“They swam their hearts out,” Page said of the six boys on the team. “We had several PRs. “The thing that killed us was experience. We had no experience at all (competing in sectional championship finals). “I think all of a sudden it hit them about three weeks before the season ended that they could swim a little. I think they did really well.”

Tell City finished the season with an 18-13 record.

Team scores: Jasper 465, Bedford North Lawrence 374, Heritage Hills 233, Pike Central 216, Tell City 169, Vincennes Lincoln 160, Northeast Dubois 136, South Spencer 134, Tecumseh 112, Southridge 109