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State Swimming & Diving meet
Central Ohio divers swept the top three spots in the state diving championship in Canton. First place was Olentangy Liberty's Olivia Ball (center, 553.85), second was New Albany's Estee Pryor (left, 521) and third was New Albany's Nikki Watters (right, 486.1).
Upper Arlington’s 200 freestyle relay of (from left) Alexandra Hedden, Grace Van Fossen, Gracie Long and Jenny Smith finished first and set a new state record in 1: 33.87.
Upper Arlington’s Gracie Long was second in the 100 free (49.93) and fourth in the 200 free (1:48.67).
Upper Arlington’s Thomas Trace won the boys 50 free (20.61) and was second in the 100 back (49.36).
Westerville North’s Mason Miller won the boys 100 butterfly (48.32) and was third in the 100 free (45.51).
Columbus School for Girls Rachel Politi exits the pool second (55.63) in the 100 butterfly lead the area. Politi set a team record in the event in the preliminaries (55.61) and had her personal-best finish at state, after finishing fourth in the 100 fly (56.59) last year and third in the 100 fly (56.26) as a freshman.
Columbus School for Girls’ 200 free relay gets together after finishing second (1:36.83). From left, Miranda Donley, Eleanor Smith, Rachel Politi and Erin Balasky.
Thomas Worthington’s 200 medley relay of Kaylee Witkiewicz, Julia Valentine, Abby Wiet and Rina Laios finished second. Witkiewicz (bottom, left) also was third in the 50 free (23.77).
Dublin Scioto's Ben Weaver led the Scioto boys team at state, placing fourth in the 200 free (1:40.37) and 10th in the 100 free (46.51).
St. Charles’ Tyler Welty placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.95 seconds) to reach the podium as one of the top eight finishers.
Dublin Coffman's 200 free relay of (from left) Ian Stamm, Chance Davis, Daniel Flower and Grant Horton stands on the podium after placing fourth in the 200 free relay (1:25.26).
For the second year in a row, Hilliard Darby’s Hunter Cook reached the podium in the Division I state meet in two individual events. He placed sixth in the 200 individual medley (1:52.57) and eighth in the 500 free (4:40.01). A year ago, he placed seventh in the 200 IM (1:55.17) and eighth in the 500 free (4:40.46).
Hilliard Bradley’s Jon Satre (silver cap) recorded the best state finish in the history of Hilliard swimming and diving in the Division I meet. He was fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:40.56).
DeSales’ Coleman McKinney recorded the Stallions’ best finish in the state meet by finishing 15th (48.53) in the Division II boys 100-yard freestyle.