The St. Charles Preparatory School swimming and diving team scored 265 points at the Division I state meet that concluded last Saturday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton to place second to Cincinnati St. Xavier (322).

The St. Charles Preparatory School swimming and diving team scored 265 points at the Division I state meet that concluded last Saturday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton to place second to Cincinnati St. Xavier (322).

The Cardinals had won the state title last season, becoming the first boys team from central Ohio to win the title since Upper Arlington in 1987 and ending St. Xavier's streak of nine consecutive titles.

Winning titles for the Cardinals were Sandy Whitaker in the 100-yard backstroke (50.36 seconds) and 100 butterfly (49.48) and the 200 medley relay of Jay Schuh, Erik Mai, Whitaker and Eric Grunden (1:33.21).

Also placing were Nick Schuttinger in the 100 fly (49.62, second) and 100 freestyle (47.42, eighth), Mai in the 100 breaststroke (58.0, fourth) and 200 individual medley (1:53.35, fourth), Sam Kocher in the 200 free (1:41.7, fifth) and 100 free (47.15, seventh), Grunden in the 50 free (21.86, eighth), Schuh in the 100 back (53.14, eighth), the 200 free relay of Schuttinger, Mai, Kocher and Grunden (1:25.43, fourth) and the 400 free relay of Schuttinger, Kocher, Orion Swanson and Whitaker (3:06.86, fourth).

Others who competed were Grunden in the 100 breast (59.45, 10th), Justin Shotwell in the 200 IM (1:57.22, 10th) and Corey Taylor in the 200 IM (1:57.8, 12th) and 100 breast (1:00.4, 18th).