Scouting Local Swimming Sectionals
Advancement: The first-place finishers in each individual swimming and each individual diving event from each sectional meet advance to the state final meet Feb. 25-26 at New Trier High School. In addition, and individual or relay team in the swimming events who equals or surpasses a minimum qualifying time in the sectionals advances to the state meet.
When: 9 a.m. (diving), 1 p.m. (swimming) today.
Teams competing: Andrew, Bradley-Bourbonnais, Bremen, Eisenhower, Homewood-Flossmoor, Kankakee, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way North, Lincoln-Way West, Oak Forest, Thornton Fractional, Thornton Twp., Tinley Park.
Favorite: Lincoln-Way East
Dark horse: Homewood-Flossmoor.
Local swimmers to watch: Homewood-Flossmoor -- Luke Dobben, Sr., 200 free, 500 free, relays; Kevin Kuchta, So., 200 IM, 100 breast, relays; Shay Banton, Sr., 50 free, relays. Thornton Fractional -- Kurtis Van Kuiken, Jr., 100 free, 100 breast, relays. Thornton Twp. -- Edgar Bravo, Sr., 100 back.
St. Ignatius Regional
When: 10 a.m. (diving), 1 p.m. (swimming) today.
Teams competing: Chicago University, Clemente, Crane, De La Salle, Dunbar, Jones, Juarez, Kenwood, Lindblom, Mount Carmel, Payton, Simeon, St. Ignaitus, Westinghouse, Whitney Young.
Favorite: St. Ignatius
Dark horse: Whitney Young
Local swimmers to watch: Mount Carmel --Kevin Carey, Sr., 100 breast, 50 freestyle; Jack Carey, Sr., 100 back.
!~ Compiled by Mike Nieto