Saturday, CMA Swim and Dive took part in IHSAA sectional competition at Warsaw High School. One swimmer will advance to the state-finals and one diver will advance to the diving regional.
Mitch Schott (’22 Newport Beach, CA) managed to place first in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle, breaking the school and sectional records for both. He recorded a time of 1:43.56 in the 200 and 4:42.74 in the 500. Schott bested his own school record in the 200-yard freestyle, which he recently set during sectional preliminaries this past Thursday. He advances to the state-finals in both events.
Schott during his record-breaking 500-yard freestyle performance
Reid Omilian ('22 Eagle, CO) advanced to the diving regional with a score of 317.15, finishing second overall. Omilian, a new-comer to the sport of diving, was previously a gymnast. "He has transitioned to diving with incredible ease," said head coach Joshua Brown. "I've got my fingers crossed for success on Tuesday and for his continued meteoric rise throughout his Culver career."
Omilian finished 19th overall during regional competition with a score of 206.45. He will not advance to IHSAA state-final competition.
Omilian accepting his second-place ribbon
CMA Swim and Dive placed third overall (328) behind Columbia City (352) and Warsaw Community (419).
State-final swimming preliminaries will begin Friday, February 22nd at 6:00pm EST at the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI (901 W. New York St., Indianapolis) with the diving preliminaries and semis beginning Saturday, February 23rd at 9:00am EST and the consolations and finals for all events beginning at 1:00pm EST.
The top 16 in each swimming event during Friday’s prelims will return for competition on Saturday with the top eight individuals vying for state championship honors. Those finishing nine through 16 on Friday will make up the competitors in the consolation heats. All diving will take place on Saturday with the top 20 of 32 competitors advancing from the prelims to the semis after five dives each. After three dives each in the semis, the top 16 will advance to the final round for another three dives each.
Saturday's championship and consolation finals will be streamed live at IHSAAtv.org beginning at 1:00pm EST.
Unreserved tickets are $8 per session or $15 both days. A limited number of $18 reserved season tickets may be purchased online exclusively via the IHSAA e-commerce site at IHSAA.org beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at 9 am ET / 8 am CT. Reserved seating for a single session will not be available. Reserved tickets will not be sold over the phone or in person at the IHSAA Office.