A meet of small numbers

Brandon Baker, Reporter

Despite school not being in session for Wednesday and Thursday, the SHS girls swim meet is still going as planned for Thursday night. The Lady Cards are set to square off against the Speedway Sparkplugs.

As displayed in earlier meets, the teams low numbers can be the team’s Achilles heel. However, the low numbers won’t seem to be a factor in today’s meet according to junior swimmer, Caroline Chappell.

“(The Speedway swimmers) don’t have many swimmers so that’s a huge thing,” Chappell said. “We also have the home advantage.”

This meet is the first of three that the girls have in a 7 day stretch. After today, the girls go to Perry Meridian for the Falcon Invitational on Saturday at 8 A.M., and then will host the Falcons on Wednesday at 5:30 P.M. This is the girls first return to action since participating in the Marion County meet on December 19th and 20th.

Usually,the team practices everyday after school. Since extreme temperatures have closed schools for the past two days, this bucks the team’s normal routines. All of the team has been thrown off by the cancellations, says Chappell.

“I think it throws us all off a little bit because we aren’t doing our daily routines of going to school,” Chappell said. “We had practice yesterday so we were ready for today whether it was practice or a meet.”

Tonight’s meet is home, at 5:30 in the evening.