OHSAA Girls Division I State Swimming & Diving
CANTON, Ohio –
Upper Arlington claimed its
fifth straight title and sixth overall, scoring 349 points to
outdistance Columbus Bishop Watterson (176).
The Bears swept the three relays, while senior Darcy
Fishback won her fourth title in the 100 butterfly, setting a state
record during the prelims (53.38).
Watterson junior Gracie Finnegan defended her championships in both
the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Olentangy Liberty senior Ashley
Specht took her third title in the 100 breaststroke.
OHSAA Girls Division II State Swimming & Diving Tournament
Gates Mills Hawken won its 19th state championship in the past 26 years,
tallying 334 points. Hawken has won 11 titles in a row and 13 out of 14,
and only Cincinnati St. Xavier’s boys swimming and diving team (30) and
Lakewood St. Edward’s wrestling team (24) have won more championships in
Hawken senior Brittany
Rospierski set a state record in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.98),
repeating as winner in that event. Sophomore Alana Arnold won the 100
butterfly, and Hawken finished first in both the 200 medley relay and
the 400 freestyle relay.
Milford Center Fairbanks junior Margo Geer broke her own state
records in both the 50 freestyle (22.58) and 100 freestyle (49.39), and
she has won both events each of her three years. Bay Village Bay junior
Nikki Craft set a new state tournament mark in one meter diving as well
OHSAA Boys Division I State Swimming & Diving
CANTON, Ohio –
Cincinnati St. Xavier regained the state championship, besting 2008
champion Columbus St. Charles 322 to 265.
It’s the 30th state title
for St. Xavier’s swimming and diving team, already the winningest
program in state history.
St. Xavier took first in both the 200 and 400
freestyle relays, and junior Matt Columbus won the 500 freestyle.
St. Charles junior Sandy Whitaker won a
pair of titles, placing first in both the 100 backstroke and the 100
butterfly. Upper Arlington senior Eric Huffman defended his titles in
the 50 and 100 freestyle as well.
OHSAA Boys Division II State Swimming & Diving
In the first year featuring a second division in
boys swimming and diving,
Hunting Valley University School scored 288 points to fend off
Cincinnati Wyoming, the runner-up with 180 points.
University School, which took third in last year’s
Division I competition, became the first Cleveland-area boys swimming
team to win a state title since Cleveland Heights in 1965.
Seniors Ian Stewart-Bates and Tyler Bailey led the
way for the Preppers, as both swam on the winning 400 freestyle relay
team, Stewart-Bates won the 200 and 500 freestyle, and Bailey took home
the 100 freestyle title.
Wyoming senior Jonathan Profitt won the 100 breaststroke, while New
Albany had a pair of titles as Brian Barrett won the 50 freestyle, and
Barrett was also a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team.