The Centier Bank Performers of the Week are Wheeler senior wrestler Giovanni Diaz and South Bend Saint Joseph junior swimmer Mary Cate Pruitt.
At last Saturday’s East Chicago Central semistate, Diaz (39-1) qualified for the state wrestling finals for the third consecutive year, defeating Crown Point’s Riley Bettich for the third time this year, 5-0, in the 120-pound championship match. He will meet Wabash’s Ethan Higgins (32-3) in his first match this coming Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
At the 46th annual IHSAA Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships held last Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Pruitt repeated as state champion in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:47.03. She also placed third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:48.28 to help the Indians to a ninth-place finish.
The Centier Bank Performer of the Week is open to any male-female student athlete who participates in any IHSAA sanctioned sport and whose school is in th Centier Bank geographic area.