Lapel High School swimmer, diver having solid seasons

MADISON COUNTY — Lapel High School swimmer Will Morgan and diver Keara Shelton are having good seasons, their coaches said.

Morgan swims for the Bulldogs but trains and competes along with the Pendleton Heights High School team because Lapel does not have a pool. Shelton has a similar arrangement with the Fishers High School team.

Morgan has worked hard all season, coach and father Andrew Morgan said.

Against Shelbyville and Pendleton Heights on Jan. 9, he placed first in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.

Against Delta and Pendleton Heights on Jan. 4, he placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle third in the 100 freestyle.

Will Morgan was set to swim against Pendleton Height, and New Castle Tuesday, Jan. 16 (after press time); and face Pendleton Heights and Mt. Vernon today, Thursday, Jan. 18.

He also plans to swim in the Schools with no Pool meet at the Indiana University-Purdue University Natatorium on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Shelton is a Lapel senior and recently signed to dive at Indiana State University.

She made great progress over the summer and has focused on setting personal records this season and preparing for college, coach Jeff Ford said.

On Nov. 20 versus Fishers, she earned first place; Nov. 28 versus Fishers and Westfield, third; Dec. 5 versus Fishers and Zionsville, third; Dec. 6, Fishers Tiger Claw Dive Invite, sixth; Dec. 16, Christmas Classic Invite, first; Dec. 30 versus Fishers/Sacred Heart/Trinity, second; Jan. 4 versus Fishers/Hamilton Southeastern, sixth.

Shelton has several meets left before the state tournament. She was set to compete Tuesday, Jan. 16 (after press time) against Fishers and Noblesville; then she plans to compete in the Tiger College Classic meet on Jan. 19; against Fishers and Carroll High school meet on Jan. 20; and then the Schools with No Pools Invite at IUPUI on Jan. 23.

Sectional will be at Hamilton Southeastern. That event is set for Feb. 3 and will be the toughest meet of the year, her coach said.

Nine of the top divers in the state will be diving for four spots at the regional meet at Fishers on Feb. 6.

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Kristy Deer is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3262 or