By Kyle Sokeland
After having several days of rest due to school cancellations, Bedford North Lawrence’s swimming and diving teams finally returned to action on Thursday night. Unfortunately the return ended on a sour note as both squads were swept by visiting Columbus East.
The boys were defeated 112-73, while the girls were dropped by a 113-72 count.
In the boys meet, BNL was victorious in three events. Senior Michael Tlustek won the 200 freestyle (1:59.95), junior Drew Baker claimed the 100 backstroke (1:06.07), while the team of Baker, Alex Manke, Colson Cummings and Garrett McLaughlin won the 200 medley relay (1:54.38).
The Stars were victorious in four events in the girls meet. Sophomore Cheyenne White won the diving (130.00), senior Mollie Bond triumphed in the 100 freestyle (1:01.60), while seniors Sarah Werley won in the 100 backstroke (1:14.19) and Megan Orender prevailed in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.81).
“They hadn’t swam for three days until this morning, so while it’s beneficial in the immediate, it’s not in the long run,” said BNL coach Terry Tlustek. “I figured that we would have some good times because of that rest, so I was very pleased with some of the swims.”