Photos by Lori PoteetLauren Odle is the top seed in the 100 back and the second seed in the 100 free for North.
Photos by Lori Poteet

Lauren Odle is the top seed in the 100 back and the second seed in the 100 free for North.
The postseason is underway for area girls' swimmers. North Montgomery, Crawfordsville and Southmont all participated in the IHSAA sectional swimming prelims Thursday at the Crawfordsville High School Aquatic Center.

The North Montgomery girls earned the most swims in the sectional finals of any county school with 10. Crawfordsville will swim 8 times in the championship rounds of Saturday's sectional and Southmont earned five spots.

Lauren Odle had one of the best nights of anyone. The Charger tanker enters as the top seed in the 100 yard backstroke and the second seed in the 100 yard freestyle. She also helped the Chargers into the finals of the 200 medley relay. Anna Cottrell will join Odle in the 100 free. Lillia Mitchell will also swim twice on Saturday for the Chargers. She is the No. 3 seed in the 100 fly and the seventh seed in the 200 IM. Megan Merica will swim in the 500 free on Saturday as the sixth seed and in the 200 free as the fifth seed. The Chargers also earned spots in the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relays.

Crawfordsville was led by Katelyn Dixon. She will swim in the finals Saturday of the 100 fly and the 200 IM. She's seeded sixth in both. Zoe Harp also earned two finals swims. She's seeded No. 4 in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. The Lady Athenians will also compete in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

Southmont's girls were led by Maddi Wickholm's first place finish in the prelims of the 200 free. She also qualified third in the 100 yard breaststroke. Taylor Hesler will swim as the seventh seed in the 100 back. The Mounties will also swim in the 200 and 400 yard free relays.

Saturday will kick off with the diving prelims at 9 a.m. Swimming starts around 1 p.m.