Boys Varsity Swimming · Boys’ Swimming 4th in sectionals; Advances 3 Individuals and 2 Relays to State Meet


On Saturday, February 20th, the IHSAA Boys Sectional Finals were held at Penn High School. Blazing speed was displayed in many of the events by the swimmers and several pool, school, and sectional records were broken on Saturday! Many of the Saint Joe Boys dropped time to have personal bests. Sammy Sierra broke the Saint Joe school record in the 200 IM with a 1:51.40 and Gage Hannewyk broke the Saint Joe school record in the 50 Free with a time of 20.83! Congratulations to John Bossler, Gage Hannewyk, and Sammy Sierra for making individual state cuts in their events and to the 200 Medley Relay (John Bossler, Jack Tobolski, Sammy Sierra, and Gage Hannewyk) and to the 400 Free Relay (Sammy Sierra, John Bossler, Jack Murray, and Gage Hannewyk) for qualifying for the State Championship! The competition will continue in Indianapolis at the IUPUI Natatorium this Friday and Saturday for the IHSAA State Championship! All qualified swimmers and events are listed below.

John Bossler, Gage Hannewyk, Sammy Sierra, Jack Tobolski, Jack Murray and Peter Pieniazkiewicz will represent Saint Joseph High School at the IHSAA 2021 State Championships.

Results, Qualifiers and New Records:
200 Medley Relay – Qualified for State – 3rd Place John Bossler, Jack Tobolski, Sammy Sierra, and Gage Hannewyk 1:37.21

200 Freestyle – 1st Place John Bossler 1:42.15 – State Cut

200 Individual Medley – 1st Place Sammy Sierra 1:51.40 (School record) – State Cut

50 Freestyle – 2nd Place Gage Hannewyk 20.83 (School Record) – State Cut
13th Place Jack Tobolski 25.14

100 Butterfly – 2nd Place Sammy Sierra 50.09 – State Cut
16th Place Peter Pieniazkiewicz 1:06.93

100 Freestyle – 1st Place Gage Hannewyk 46.30 – State Cut
16th Place Jack Murray 56.68

500 freestyle – 1st Place John Bossler 4:35.49 – State Cut

200 freestyle Relay – 6th Place Jack Murray, Thomas Helm, Jack Tobolski, and Peter Pieniazkiewicz 1:46.16

100 Backstroke – 9th Place Thomas Helm – 59.37

100 Breaststroke – 13th Place Jack Tobolski 1:10.98
14th Place Peter Pieniazkiewicz 1:11.11

400 Freestyle Relay – Qualified for State – 2nd Place Sammy Sierra, John Bossler, Jack Murray, and Gage Hannewyk 3:16.78