Herrin held a slim lead about three-fourths of the way through the meet, but Du Quoin rallied late with wins in six of the ten freestyle relay races to finish with 601 points to the Tigersharks' 559. Salem was third with 427 points, followed by Marion (317.5), Anna (157), Mt. Vernon (98.5) and Carbondale (30).
Four Swimming Indians brought home first place High Point honors for their age group - Mikah Montgomery (girls 7-8), Maddax Thompson (boys 7-8), Olivia Cravens (girls 13-14) and Paxton Higgerson (boys 13-14) - with ten others finishing in the top three, giving Du Quoin fourteen individual trophies along with their League Championship.
Top-three finishers for the Indians included Kelby Funk (2nd, girls 6 & under), Mckenzie Eaton (3rd, girls 6 & under), Bryson McClanahan (2nd, boys 6 & under), Kallie Oestreicher (3rd, girls 7-8), A.J. Keith (2nd, boys 7-8), Adalyn Darnell (3rd, girls 9-10), Makoa Montgomery (2nd, girls 11-12), Meesha Montgomery (3rd, girls 11-12), Quinn Kirkpatrick (2nd, girls 15-18) and Caleb Gomes (3rd, boys 15-18).
Nine Du Quoin team records also fell at the SISL Championships, including the girls 11-12 medley relay mark. Makoa Montgomery, Lauren Heape, Lindsey Gossman and Meesha Montgomery improved the Indians record they already held to 2:26.50, which is also a new SISL record. Two other Du Quoin relay records were set as well - the girls 7-8 medley (Claire Rose, Mikah Montgomery, Kallie Oestreicher, Ellee Green; 1:34.97) and the girls 15-18 medley (Quinn Kirkpatrick, Haley Kuhnert, Olivia Cravens, Maci Montgomery; 2:15.25).
Cravens improved a pair of her records in the girls 13-14 division, swimming the 50 meter freestyle in 29.14 and the individual medley in 1:13.12. She won both of those events as well as the 100m freestyle. In the same girls 13-14 division, Amelia McLain bettered her team-best time in the backstroke to 33.91.
Kirkpatrick set a new mark in the girls 15-18 butterfly at 31.72, finishing second. She was a winner in the 50m freestyle. Higgerson (boys 13-14; butterfly, 28.91) and Keith (boys 7-8; 25m freestyle, 17.59) also improved team records they already held.
Other Du Quoin swimmers who won at least one event on Saturday include Oestreicher (25m freestyle), Mikah Montgomery (50m freestyle, breaststroke), Makoa Montgomery (50m freestyle, backstroke), Meesha Montgomery (100m freestyle), Haley Kuhnert (girls 15-18; breaststroke), Keith (25m freestyle, backstroke), Thompson (50m freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly) and Higgerson (breaststroke, butterfly, IM).
Complete results for the Swimming Indians appear on the scoreboard page.