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Prep roundup: Lemont swimmers set three school records

Lemont competed at the Downers Grove North sectional on Saturday and finished with eight points.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Jake Rangel, Andrew Wood, Michael Diorio and Joseph Ziebell placed 11th, finishing with a time of 3 minutes 37.64 seconds.

Ziebell’s time of 2:12.99 in the 200 individual medley and 1:08.46 in the 100 breaststroke both set new school marks. The 200 medley relay of Wood, Diorio, Jay Drassler and Bradley Bendle was 12th. The 200 freestyle relay of Rangel, Evan Ganzer, Ziebell and Bendle also placed 12th, breaking their own record with a time of 1:39.33.

Also placing in the top-20 individually were Diorio (13th in the 500 freestyle; 16th in the 200 freestyle), Ziebell (15th in the 200 IM; 18th in the 100 breaststroke), Wood (19th in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke), Brian Dohse (19th in the 500 freestyle; 20th in the 200 freestyle) and Rangel (20th in the 100 freestyle).


The trio of Jimmy Brennan, Egan Berta and Jake Kirkman represented Lemont’s wrestling team at last weekend’s Class 2A individual state wrestling meet in Champaign.

Brennan, a junior who captured conference, regional and sectional titles, went 2-2 in the 145-pound weight class. He opened with a pin over Brandon Suchyta of St. Viator before losing 5-1 to Kyle Rodriguez of Lincoln-Way West in the second round. He bounced back to defeat Marion’s Luke Abbott in the wrestlebacks but fell one win short of a medal after getting beat by Haratio Austin of Springfield. The two-time state qualifier finished the winter with a record of 41-8.

The freshmen duo of Berta and Kirkman got their first taste of the state meet. Berta notched one win at 126, a 9-0 decision against Peter Vanderbloomer of Vernon Hills, and ended with a season mark of 29-13. Kirkman lost both his matches at 138 and ended with a record of 29-19.


Kyra Udziela advanced to Saturday’s finals at the IHSA state meet in Rockford.

The junior ended up finishing in 52nd place with a pin total of 2,402, averaging 200.3 per game. Her high game was a 244.

The two-time state qualifier posted series totals of 589 and 617 on Friday and then backed that up with scores of 596 and 601 a day later. As a team, Lemont placed 23rd in the preliminaries with a total of 5,262.Junior Brooke Gabor finished with a score of 1,096 while freshman Kyla Owens carded a 1,000. Also contributing were junior Alex Wyatt (984), junior Monique Mitrani (863) and freshman Megan Ohlen (113).


The 2013-14 season for Lemont’s girls basketball team came to a close Feb. 19 in a 51-42 loss to Naperville North in a semifinal at the East Aurora Class 4A regional. The Indians started the postseason with a 45-25 win over East Aurora.

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