The Columbus School for Girls swimming team scored 203 points to place third in a Division II sectional meet Feb. 9 behind Granville (339) and host Columbus Academy (230) as 24 squads scored.
The winner of each event qualified for the district meet Friday, Feb. 15, at Ohio State. In addition, 27 at-large district berths were awarded in each event based on times from the Central, East and Southeast sectional sites.
Rachel Politi won the 100-yard butterfly in 59 seconds and placed third in the 200 freestyle in 1:59.13.
Erin Smith, Gabrielle Eismann, Eleanor Smith and Politi finished second in the 200 free relay (1:43.82).
Placing third were Erin Balasky, Kirby Boes, Politi and Eismann in the 200 medley relay (1:55.19) and Eismann, Keiko Wilkins, Annie Moosavian and Balasky in the 400 medley relay (3:58.48).
At district, the top two placers in each swimming event automatically advance to the state meet Wednesday, Feb. 20, through Feb. 22 at Branin Natatorium in Canton. In addition, 16 at-large state berths will be awarded for each swimming event based on times statewide. The top three girls divers at district advance to state.
Last year, CSG was second (291) at district behind Granville (475), as Politi won the 100 fly (56.65) and was runner-up in the 100 backstroke (58.31).
Basketball squad set to open tourney
The 20th-seeded girls basketball team will open Division III district tournament play at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at fourth-seeded Fredericktown.
The winner will play host to 21st-seeded Bloom-Carroll in the second round at 7 p.m. Feb. 21.
Last season, the Unicorns lost to fifth-seeded Johnstown 62-13 in the second round of the tournament.
CSG wrapped up the regular season at 3-18 overall by losing to Fairfield Christian Academy 54-22 on Feb. 7 and dropping its CCL finale to Watterson 71-10 on Feb. 9.
Guard Myrial Holbrook scored eight points against Fairfield Christian Academy and center Haleigh Wilson scored six against Watterson.
The Unicorns finished 0-8 in the CCL behind champions DeSales (6-2), Hartley (6-2) and Watterson (6-2) and Ready (2-6).