Locals close swimming seasons

From Herald Staff Reports

Three local athletes ended their seasons Friday during the boys swimming state finals at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Jasper junior Cole Erny (5:01.16) finished 30th in the 500-yard freestyle and sophomore teammate Mitch Mehringer (1:02.34) also placed 30th as he competed in the 100 butterfly. Erny swam five seconds faster Friday than he did at sectional, and Mehringer broke the school record.

Also, Northeast Dubois senior Lucas Schulthies (22.42) finished 32nd in the 50 freestyle.

The top 16 finishers in each event advanced to today’s consolation and championship rounds.

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