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BOYS SWIMMING: Manke finishes season in prelims

Alex Manke

Alex Manke

INDIANAPOLIS – Bedford North Lawrence junior Alex Manke finished his season in the IHSAA state preliminaries on Friday night.

Manke competed in the 200-yard and 500- freestyle events. He finished 29th in the 200 and 24th in the 500. The top eight advanced to Saturday’s championship race, while places 9-16 qualified for the consolation races.

Manke touched the wall in 1:48.14 in the 200 (he was seeded in 1:46.38 in that race) and a personal-best 4:48.62 (compared to his seed time of 4:52.38) in the 500.

BNL diver Alden Crosby will compete in the state diving prelims on Saturday morning. After five dives in the prelims, the top 20 out of 32 will advance to the semifinals. Following three more dives, the top 16 will advance to the final round for three final dives. Diving action will begin at 9 a.m.