Grayslake Central, North Swimmers Qualify for State Meet

Congrats to the GCHS and GNHS swim teams!

Both Grayslake Central and Grayslake North competed in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Swimming Sectionals at Vernon Hills High School this weekend, with a number of swimmers advancing to the state meet.

Six Grayslake area swimmers qualified for the IHSA Sectionals event representing Grayslake North and Central High Schools. Two of them, Brendan Bolman and Kirk Dickson, each finished with two qualifying times to compete at IHSA State.

“I jumped out ahead and in the last 25 yards, the crowd noise gave me an extra pulse to out-touch everyone else,” said Brendan Bolman, who took 1st place in the 100 freestyle.

Congratulations to all of these swimmers for reaching such high levels of athletic performance and representing our local school sports.

Results of our Grayslake swimmers from the IHSA Sectionals are as follows:

Brenden Bolman, sophomore at Grayslake North

100 backstroke in 51.35, 2nd place – IHSA State Qualifier

100 freestyle in 47.19, 1st place – IHSA State Qualifier

Nathan Mack, junior at Grayslake North

50 freestyle: 23.74, 11th place

100 freestyle: 51.74, 9th place

Chris Newby, junior at Grayslake North

100 backstroke: 1:02.40, 14th place

Kirk Dickson, junior at Grayslake Central

200 freestyle: 1:44.86, 4th place – IHSA State Qualifier

100 backstroke: 52.52, 3rd place – IHSA State Qualifier

Kareem Moussally, junior at Grayslake Central

50 freestyle: 24.70, 13th place

100 freestyle: 53.19, 14th place

Christopher Tatsuguchi, senior at Grayslake Central

100 butterfly: 57.03, 10th place

200 individual medley: 2:08.08, 10th place

More photos of the event can be found at: http://toddlandryblog.com/photos/school-and-sports/swimming-sectionals-2013/

The state finals will take place on Feb. 22-23, 2013 at New Trier High School in Winnetka. Meet information can be found on the New Trier website.

More information on the results can be found on the IHSA website.


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