The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphin swim team took 34 swimmers to the IL YMCA state swim meet March 15-17 in St. John, IN. The ILVY Dolphins finished 8th out of 43 teams. Leading the team was Peyton Heagy who was the State Champion in the 500 Free. She also finished 2nd in both the 50 Free and the 100 Free, 3rd in the 200 Free, and 4th in the 100 Breaststroke. Chris Lowery was the highest finisher on the boy’s side. He finished 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke with teammate Dillion Malerk finished 4th. Chris also took 6th in the 200 IM with Dillon finishing 8th. Chris rounded out his meet with an 8th in the 100 Fly and 9th in the 100 Free.
Braylin Bond, was 4th in the 100 Free, 5th in the 200 Free, 200 IM, and 50 Fly. Ella Heagy, was 4th in the 50 Free, 5th in the 200 IM, and the 200 Free. Ashley Heagy, was 5th in the 500 Free. Brian Lowery, finished 4th in the 100 Free. Overall, the ILVY Dolphins had 34 top ten individual finishes. ILVY also had 10 top 10 relays. The highest finishing relay was the 5th place 400 Medley relay of Jacob Pocivasek, Dillon Malerk, Jacob Lowery, and Luke Mertes.
ILVY Dolphins broke 8 team records over the weekend. Peyton Heagy broke her 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, and 100 Breaststroke records. Ashley Heagy broke her 200 Free and 1650 Free records. Jacob Pocivasek broke his 100 Free and 100 Back records.