Twelve Club Olympia swimmers had a successful 2019 Indiana Age Group State Championship meet last weekend at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis. Swimmers from 93 teams competed with 74 scoring points. Club Olympia finished in 22nd with 207 points. Brady Beyer and Nalanie Cortez contributed 179 of those points, with Beyer scoring 89 points in the Boys 13-14 age group to place fifth in high point scoring and Cortez scoring 90 points in the Girls 13-14 age group to place 7th in high point scoring.
Beyer was a state champion in the 200 Breaststroke in a time that currently ranks him 28th in the country for 14 year olds. He also placed second in the 100 Breaststroke and 400 Individual Medley (IM), third in the 200 IM, fifth in the 1000 Freestyle and twelfth in the 500 Freestyle. Beyer also combined with Pratt Badve, Cole Ehara and Arjun Bhadoria to place 24th in the Boys 13-14 200 Medley Relay.
Cortez was also a state champion, winning the 200 Butterfly in a time that ranks her 24th in the nation for 13 year olds. She was also third in the 1000 Freestyle, fourth in the 100 and 200 Freestyle, sixth in the 500 Freestyle and eighth in the 50 Freestyle. Maggie Johnson dropped seven seconds and scored seven points by placing tenth in the 200 Butterfly. She was also thirty-sixth in the 100 Butterfly.
Misha Machavariani, recognized prior to the finals on the second day for being the top performing ten year old boy in the State of Indiana the previous year, scored in all but one of his six Boys 11-12 events to earn 21 points, placing tenth in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke, fourteenth in the 100 Butterfly, and fifteenth in the 50 Butterfly and 200 IM. He was also seventeenth in the 500 Freestyle.
Connelly Furnish, swimming in her first individual event at State, finished in twenty-fifth in the Girls 10&U 50 Breaststroke. She also swam on the 200 Medley Relay with Brooklyn Pendleton, Zoie Chandelkar and Grier Lane to place twenty-third.
Last week, the summary of Club Olympia results at the 2019 SE Indiana Divisional Championships failed to mention two relays that made the podium and received medals for top eight finishes. Evan Patterson, Nick Green, Ayush Panda and Ethan Myers finished in fourth in the Boys 15-18 200 Free Relay and fifth in the 200 Medley Relay.