Sarah Smith’s first and last season of diving concluded on the state’s biggest stage, and the Jasper senior finished her postseason run in the preliminary round in Saturday’s state finals at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Yes, Carmina Armstrong is good. Yes, Carmina Armstrong is fast. And yes, Carmina Armstrong also understands something that others don’t, unless you’ve swum before at one of the elite state swim meets in the country.
Maybe it wasn’t quite voodoo magic or a fishes-and-loaves type scenario. But all along, Jasper girls swimming coach Jenae Gill knew something awfully special would be required for her team to hang on to the sectional title.
Can you turn in one of your most impressive performances of the season in a loss? Northeast Dubois stated a decent case for that to be true in Tuesday night’s showdown against Class 1A No. 2 Wood Memorial in Oakland City.