The Girls Swimming and Diving season reached its pinnacle on Friday and Saturday at the IHSAA State Finals at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Although it was quite different this year with different sessions, and no spectators, the Lady Eagles still performed well, finishing tied for 15th place with 31 points.
Adams was represented by three individuals in the meet in three events. Lindsay Gizzi and Kaite Hensell both qualified in Diving while Adele Zyniewicz qualified in the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Butterfly.
Zyniewicz opened up competition for the Eagles on Friday in the preliminary trials for swimming events.In the 50 Free, Zyniewicz swam a time of 23.48 which earned her a trip to the consolation finals in the event on Saturday afternoon. In the 100 Fly, Zyniewicz swam the third fastest time in the trials in 55.32. The effort earned her a trip to the finals in the event as well. Both efforts set new school records in the events, records she had set already multiple times this year.
On Saturday, in Diving, Gizzi and Hensell both performed well, with each making the cut from the prelims to the semi finals. Through 5 dives, Gizzi stood in 7th place and Hensell in 18th. Gizzi was able to advance to the finals while Hensell bowed out missing the cut, finishing in 18th with a score of 291.50. With three more dives in the finals and sitting in 5th, Gizzi had a strong performance amongst her peers of some of the states best divers. Gizzi ended her 11 dives in 9th place with a score of 463.10.
In the afternoon swimming finals, Zyniewicz returned to the pool to win the consolation finals in the 50 Free, which earned her a 9th place finish in the event. She matched her time from the day before in the 50 Free in 23.48. Just a short time later, Zyniewicz made the podium in the 100 Butterfly, finishing in 6th place after swimming a time of 55.56.
The Eagles close out one of their best seasons in program history and one of the best finishes as a team at the IHSAA State Finals.
Complete results of the meet can be found at https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/girls%20swimming/2020-21/2020-21%20State%20Finals%20Results.pdf
Congratulations on an outstanding season Girls Swimming and Diving!