Senior staff writer
Beech Grove remains as the dominant boys swim team in the Indiana Crossroads Conference.
The Hornets continued their string of never losing an ICC title Saturday with seven individual wins and a clean sweep of three relays to outpoint runner-up Cardinal Ritter 199-144 in the five-team meet.
Beech Grove’s winners: Jack Ulery, 200-yard freestyle, 1 minute, 55.31 seconds; 500 freestyle, 5:16.31; and one relay; Vilis Vuskalns, 100 butterfly, 56.67; 100 breaststroke, 1:07.31; and two relays; Brent Strahla, 50 freestyle, 23.02; 100 freestyle, 52.16; and two relays. Janis Vuskalns, 200 individual medley, 2:19.11, and one relay.
Hornet relay winners: 200 freestyle with V. Vuskalns, J. Vuskalns, Strahla and Randy Gindling, 1:48.76; 200 free relay with Strahla, Tyler Gallagher, Caleb Bowser and Pat McKenzie, 1:39.81; 400 free relay, Ulery, J. Vuskalns, V. Vuskalns and Pat McKenzie, 3:39.42.
McKenzie (2:00.73) was runner-up to Ulery in the 200 freestyle; Chase Williams (1:14.72) was second to V. Vuskalns in the 100 breaststroke.
Park Tudor was third, Speedway fourth and Scecina fifth.
In the girls meet, Alexis Snead brought home the Hornets’ only blue ribbon, winning the 100 butterfly. She was second in the 200 individual medley.
Erika Leak was runner-up in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. The Hornets also took second place in the 200 free relay.
Beech Grove was second with 104 points behind champion Park Tudor’s 165.
The boys are coached by Oskar Vuskalns, the girls by Lacee Hunter.