Lady Katfish make waves at 2022 NCC swim meet


Molly Henderson, Editor-in-chief

This year’s NCC swim meet started with a splash. The Kokomo Lady Katfish won the girls 200 medley relay and set a new school record in the process. Milla Hawkins (9), Emily Lucas (12), Macee Reckard (12) and Aubrey Simmons (9) are the new-record holders of the 200 medley relay at KHS with a time of 1:53.24. 

Hawkins also broke the 200 free relay record at KHS with Reckard, Simmons and Paige Wilson (11), coming in at 1:41.20. Both previous school records had stood for over 20 years, with the medley relay record set in 1998 and the free relay record set in 2000. Lucas and Wilson teamed up with Lily Johnson (12) and Rilyn Wonnell (12) to snag a third place finish in the 400 free relay. 

Simmons, who was named the Kokomo Tribune’s co-Athlete of the Week, finished as a quadruple winner. In addition to her swims in the relays, she won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, setting school records in both and a meet record in the backstroke.

Coach Trevor Trimpe was named the NCC coach of the year. He credits his swimmers and assistant coaches saying “the swimmers put in the work… my assistant coaches Brian Hall and Zach Whiteman also deserve credit…”

Kokomo finished second at the NCC swim meet with 318 points, followed by Muncie Central and Richmond tied for third place with 249 points each. First place went to Harrison, with a total score of 529 points. 

Just because the Lady Katfish didn’t win NCCs doesn’t mean their season is over. The girls’ team has already started preparing for sectionals, with the boys team not following far behind. 

Trimpe hopes to have as many swimmers as possible make the top 16 and score points at sectionals in order for a swimmer or relay team to qualify for state.