Where: Evanston Township High School
When: Friday — diving preliminaries, 9 a.m.; swimming prelims, 3:30 p.m. Saturday — Swimming and diving finals, 11 a.m.
Individual entrants: 200 free — Colton Paulson, Sr., Notre Dame; Zach Glover, Jr., Dunlap Co-op. 200 IM — Daniel Matlock, Jr., Richwoods; Matthew Terrian, Sr., Notre Dame; Justin Alderson, Soph., Metamora Co-op. 50 free — Adam Peterson, Sr., Pekin Co-op; Jack Marlatt, Sr., Pekin Co-op; Ben Owens, Jr., Dunlap Co-op. 100 fly — Daniel Matlock, Jr., Richwoods; Zach Boley, Jr., Dunlap Co-op. 100 free — Adam Peterson, Sr., Pekin Co-op; Ben Owens, Jr., Dunlap Co-op. Diving — Gabe Ferlmann, Jr., Notre Dame; Austyn White, Sr., Galesburg. 500 free — Colton Paulson, Sr., Notre Dame; Zach Boley, Jr., Dunlap Co-op. 100 back — Matthew Terrian, Sr., Notre Dame. 100 breast — Justin Alderson, Soph., Metamora Co-op; Drew Giles, Jr., Galesburg.
Relay entrants (team makeup subject to change): 200 free — Notre Dame (Matthew Terrian, Colton Paulson, John Couri, Jack Immesoete); Pekin Co-op (Jack Marlatt, Tyler Cummins, Alex Kula, Adam Peterson). 400 free — Notre Dame (Matthew Terrian, Jack Immesoete, John Couri, Colton Paulson); Dunlap Co-op (Zach Boley, Henry Yi, Zach Glover, Ben Owens).
Outlook: In the swimming events, the top six finishers from Friday’s prelims will advance to Saturday’s A finals, with the next six competing in the consolation (B) finals. Notre Dame senior Colton Paulson won the 200 freestyle state title last year and the 500 free in 2016. At the Normal Community Sectional, Paulson posted the fastest state qualifying time in the 500 free by more than 4 seconds and the second-fastest qualifying time in the 200 free. He also will be on the ND 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. His teammate, Matthew Terrian, qualified for the 200 IM and 100 back and both Notre Dame freestyle relays. ... The Irish have the 10th best qualifying time in the 400 free relay and 13th best in the 200 free relay. ... Richwoods junior Daniel Matlock finished 13th in both the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly last year, and qualified for both events again. ... Pekin senior Adam Peterson qualified in three events, and has the ninth-best qualifying time in both the 50 free and 100 free. ... Metamora Co-op sophomore Justin Alderson qualified for state in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke for the second straight year. ... Dunlap junior Zach Boley has the 12th best qualifying time in the 500 free, and also qualified for the 100 fly.