Photo: (Back, left to right) Matt G, Scott, Cheffy, Mike, Jonathan, Matt F, Johnny, Kiernan, Elliot, Mark; (Front, left to right) Roma, Vic, Michael, Charles, Eric (the diver), Nik, and John.
And, as in the past two years, Matt and Roch, off to State together, neither knew it would work out this way, but indeed it has...something of Providence in it all I guess. Mother Guerin was big on Providence.
It's The Day. State prelims for boys swimming are today at the Nat in Indianapolis. Top 16 contenders get to advance to finals tomorrow.
Excitement is running high as the CHS boys have a real shot at winning the state title this year. We are sending 17 boys wearing the blue and gold. 17 very excited young men who have worked long and hard for a chance at the state title. We shall see, by tomorrow's eve we will know if the dreams have become reality.
The boys were dismissed from school at 11:30 and hopped on two small CHS buses for transport to a special lunch for them, followed by a team meeting at Mike's house, and then transported downtown Indy to the Nat (about 15 miles).
Some of the parents met up at the school to wish them well, exchange school backpacks for swim backpacks, and hold a banner across the drive so that the bus could plow through it, which it did, but apparently banners tend to stick to the bus, and Matt hopped out to gather it up to free the driver's vision, etc. Off they go...keep the good thoughts going for them. Go Greyhounds!