The Dublin Classic showcases the three local high school swimming and diving programs, which used the event to prepare for a continued tough schedule heading into the new year.

The Dublin Classic showcases the three local high school swimming and diving programs, which used the event to prepare for a continued tough schedule heading into the new year.

The Classic was held last Friday at Dublin Recreation Center, with Dublin Coffman winning the boys competition and Dublin Jerome winning the girls meet.

Coffman will head south over the holiday break as it will compete Tuesday in the Coral Springs Invitational in Florida.

"It will be a good team-bonding experience," coach Steven VonSchriltz said. "There will be a lot of hard training. It's a chance to get outside in the winter. We're been gearing our practices for that and we want to have a good time down there."

The Coffman boys totaled 117 points at the Dublin Classic to beatDublinScioto (101) and Jerome (95). Winners for Coffman were Zac Cheslock in the 100-yard freestyle (51.81), Kyle Bailey in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.86) and Jacob Kasper in diving (158 points).

The Coffman girls were second (123) to Jerome (144) and ahead of Scioto (48). Winners for the Shamrocks were Amanda Milkovich in the 200 (2:05.51) and 500 free (5:35.22), Hilary Knisley in the 100 backstroke (1:05.29) and Milkovich, Knisley, Madison Hedderly and Nichole Gill in the 400 free relay (3:51.51).

"It's always fun to compete against the Dublin teams," VonSchriltz said. "They hang out with these guys in the neighborhoods and we practice together. It's always fun to compete."

Jerome is off until Jan. 3, when the divers compete at New Albany. The swimmers will visit Lancaster on Jan. 6.

Winners for the boys last Friday were Mack Redinger in the 50 free (22.87) and 500 free (5:14.39), Joe Staursky in the 200 free (1:54.12) and Redinger, Bryan Rybak, Jake Moore and Joe Staursky in the 200 free relay (1:35.47).

The girls cruised to the win led by Duke recruit Julianne McNamee, who was first in the 50 free (24.66) and 100 free (54.06). Other winners were Hattie Lamping in diving (225.25), Claire Kozlowski in the 100 breast (1:10.55), McNamee, Hayley Bratys, Lauren Davidson and Sophie Stokes in the 200 medley relay (1:54.15) and McNamee, Bratys, Davidson and Melissa Kander in the 200 free relay (1:42.58).

"We're training a lot harder," coach Tyler Prose said. "We're not swimming as fast as we expected. We're a little bit behind, but we've chipped away at it everyday."

Scioto will return to action Saturday against Mount Vernon and Marysville at Kenyon.

"It's a chance to swim in a great facility," coach Mike de Bear said. "We could easily have a practice that day, so for us it's a chance to break up the mononity of training."

Winners for the boys last Friday were Jacob Schuster, Nick Berggren, Josh Leary and David Albert in the 200 medley relay (1:43.72) and Berggren, Schuster, Leary and Natsuki Nakano in the 400 free relay (3:30.41).

Kate McNeilis led the girls, finishing first in the 200 individual medley (2:09.11) and 100 butterfly (1:00.14).

"We swam pretty well (last Friday), although we were pretty short-handed," de Bear said. "We were missing three or four key kids because of illness. A lot of our kids are already posting lifetime best times even though it is the middle of the year, so I am pleased with the progression, although we do need to get healthy."

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Coffman, Jerome and Scioto boys and girls swimming and diving teams:

COFFMAN

Last Friday -- Boys: Finished first (117) ahead of Scioto (101) and Jerome (95) in Dublin Classic; Girls: Finished second (123) to Jerome (144) and ahead of Scioto (48)

Tuesday -- At Coral Springs (Fla.) Invitational

Jan. 3 -- At New Albany Dive Meet

JEROME

Last Friday--- Boys: Finished third in Dublin Classic; Girls: Finishedfirst

Last Saturday -- Faced Westerville South

Jan. 3 -- At New Albany Dive Meet

SCIOTO

Last Friday -- Boys: Finished second in Dublin Classic; Girls: Finished third

Last Saturday -- Boys: Defeated Watterson 103-62; Girls: Lost to Watterson 117-61

Saturday -- At Kenyon vs. Marysville and Mount Vernon

Jan. 3 -- Home vs. Olentangy Orange