When: Preliminaries — 5:30 p.m. today. Finals, Diving — 9 a.m.; Swimming — 1 p.m. Saturday
Defending champ: Chesterton.
Participating teams: Calumet, Chesterton, Hobart, Knox, LaPorte, Merrillville, Michigan City, North Judson, Portage, South Central, Valparaiso, Wheeler.
Individuals to watch: Chesterton — Mae Bass, Sr.; Julia Campbell, Sr.; Kate Curley, Sr.; Gena Banta-Long, Jr.; Madisyn Coudriet, Jr.; Meagan Curley, Jr.; Trenee Fancher-Keller, Jr.; Stephanie Krause, Jr.; Courtney O'Keefe, Jr.; Brittany Borzych, So.; Kelly Craig, Fr.,; Vanessa Krause, Fr. LaPorte — Carly Jackson, Sr. South Central — Tori Klimczak, Sr. Valparaiso — Khalela El-Naggar, Sr.; Kaitlyn Stefffus, Sr.; Taylor McBride, So. Wheeler — Rachel Metzger, Fr.
Fast fact: Chesterton has won 13 consecutive titles.
When: Prelims, Thursday 5:30 p.m.
When: Preliminaries — 5:30 p.m. today. Finals, Diving — 9 a.m.; Swimming — 1 p.m. Saturday.
Darkhorse: Lake Central.
Participating Teams: Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Griffith, Hammond, Clark, Gavit, Morton, Bishop Noll, Highland, Kankakee Valley, Lake Central, Lowell, Munster, North Newton, Rensselaer Central, South Newton.
Individuals to watch: Crown Point — Aly Tetzloff, So., fly/back; Holly Schuster, Jr., IM/distance; Rachel Bukowski, Jr., sprints. Lake Central — Liz Markiewicz, Sr., fly/back; Tracilyn Muszalski, Jr., distance; Holly Spears, Jr., sprints. Clark — Sara Kruszynski, Jr., Andrea Zamora, Sr. Gavit — Helen Shelton, Sr., sprints; Katie Goodrich, Sr., IM/fly; Kristina Palmerin, Sr., back. Hammond — Kristen Powers, Sr., free/back; Stephanie Tatino, Sr., free. Morton — Lili Mendoza, Jr., distance; Cierra Charboneau, Sr., fly/free; Courtney Keilman, Jr., IM/fly. Bishop Noll — Jacque Lelo, Jr.; Breanna Banske, Jr.; Kaelyn Czubak, Jr. North Newton — Lexi Strubing, Sr., back/free; Shelby Bodie, Sr., breast; Rebecca Schara, Fr., back/breast. Griffith — Allie Meece, Sr., free; Shannon Kuna, Sr., diving; Shelby Gannon, sprints. Highland — Jordan Galovich, Sr., distance; Jesse Zendajas, Jr., distance; Jackie Smailis, So., back/fly. Kankakee Valley — Abbey Sittena, Jr., sprints; Madison Badicka, Jr., sprints; Alysia Beenes, breast. Lowell — Morgan Campbell, Sr., IM, back; Rachel Smith, Jr., IM, fly; Mikki Wood, Fr., distance. Munster — Mary Beth Blocher, Jr., sprints; Nikki Smith, So., IM/fly; Emily Wimmer, Sr., breast/free; Emily Lagestee, Jr., back/free; Mary Bridget Baeza, So., IM/breast. Rensselaer — Rielle Zeider, Sr., fly/breast; Sydney Dobson, So., fly/back.
Fast fact: The Times No. 2 Seahorses have won 24 sectional titles, including four in a row. Lake Central has won 16, and Crown Point has won nine.