Three Randolph County swimmers competed on Saturday in the IHSAA swim sectional at Jay County.
Winchester’s Ella Baldwin competed in the 200-meter individual medley and finished fourth in the A finals. She has also placed fourth in the preliminaries.
The individual medley requires a swimmer to swim 50 meters (2 laps) of the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.
Baldwin also competed in the 100-meter butterfly. She was seeded third after the preliminaries and finished third in the A finals on Saturday.
The O’Conner sisters, senior Emily and freshman, both competed in a pair of events. Emily competed in the 200-meter freestyle was seeded 14th, placed 11th in the prelims and finished 10th overall and second in the B finals on Saturday. Emily was seeded 10th in the 100-meter butterfly, placed sixth in the prelims and placed fifth in the finals on Saturday.
Elly competed in the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter freestyle. In the 50, she was seeded fifth going into the prelims and placed fourth, putting her in the A finals. She placed second in the finals on Saturday. In the 100-meter freestyle, she was seeded fourth in the prelims and placed ninth. She finished first in the B finals and ninth overall.
Only those who win first place advance to the state finals, so while none of the Randolph County’s female swimmers took first, they performed very well.