The Dublin Scioto High School girls swimming and diving team has returned three swimmers with district experience, giving third-year coach Brian Worhatch optimism that the Irish could be represented in the Division I state meet this season.

The Dublin Scioto High School girls swimming and diving team has returned three swimmers with district experience, giving third-year coach Brian Worhatch optimism that the Irish could be represented in the Division I state meet this season.

Scioto, which did not have any state qualifiers last season, is expected to be led by senior Reagan Lutz, who will compete mainly in the freestyle and butterfly.

Last season at district, Lutz, senior Rachel Orender (backstroke/free), sophomore Delia MacLaughlin (free/individual medley) and 2015 graduate Sabrina Whiting combined to finish 12th in both the 200-yard free relay (1 minute, 43.49 seconds) and 400 free relay (3:49.52) and 18th in the 200 medley relay (1:57.34).

Lutz has committed to swim at the University of Findlay.

Also back is senior Osheen Oommen (free).

"Our girls have a high upside," Worhatch said. "We have a lot of freshmen this year. It's a challenge for me and the coaching staff to get them up to speed with everybody else. We'd like to get a girls relay to state and maybe one or two individuals."

Other swimmers are sophomore Merari Solano (free) and freshmen Kate Adelman (free), Blake Berry (breaststroke), Fate Brunswick (free), Helee Desai (free), Emma Ferguson (breast/free), Zoe Kington (breast), Lisa Lin (free), Anna Miller (free) and Alyssa Schantz (back).

Sophomore Ashley Whealdon is Scioto's only diver. She is coached by Sarah Lamping, who oversees diving for all three Dublin programs.

Fike expected to lead way for Celtics

Jerome senior Quinn Fike is looking for a return trip to state.

Last season at state, Fike placed 14th in the 100 back (57.9), teamed with senior Simone Fishel (free), junior Songyeon Lim (breast/individual medley) and 2015 graduate Amelia Tomei to finish 15th in the 200 medley relay (1:50.05) and combined with Fishel, Tomei and senior Sarah Robinson (free) to finish 22nd in the 200 free relay (1:40.28).

"Quinn is primed to have a good year," third-year coach Matt Williams said. "A goal for Quinn is to get top eight at state (in the 100 back)."

Robinson is looking forward to final prep season.

"I'm going to remember the family feeling that I get from spending so much time with them," she said. "I spend after school, before school, weekends with them and they are a lot of my favorite people. We're shooting a little high, but we want to get all the girls to district and we want to get two relays to state."

Other swimmers looking to contribute are junior Haley Izzo (free/back), sophomores Aubree Bartlett (back/free) and Lauren Cooper (free/back) and freshmen Brenna Cooper (breast/fly), Abby Kloss (distance free) and Emma Mathews (fly/free).

The Celtics have six divers in senior Danielle Ryan, junior Sumayyah Ahmed, sophomore Sana Soufi and freshmen Mackenzie Bowers, Hayley Jacobs and Katerina Lamping.

The Celtics are looking to defend their OCC-Cardinal Division championship after scoring 290 points in last year's league meet to finish ahead of runner-up Westerville Central (222).

"The goals for the girls are to win the OCC, win sectional, place higher than last year at district (seventh) and to place a couple relays at state, have them return to state finals, (make) top 16," Will-iams said.

Shamrocks return six district qualifiers

Coffman did not return any state qualifiers, but it has returned six district qualifiers.

Competing at district last season were seniors Sydney Carlson (50 free, 26.17, 25th), Madeline Hull (200 IM, 2:22.33, 22nd) and Kathryn Sparrow (100 fly, 58.97, 11th; 500 free, 5:31.45, 19th) and sophomores Madelyn Andrews (100 breast, 1:11.13, 16th; 200 IM, 2:22.18, 21st), Melissa Kruse (100 breast, 1:14.84, 28th) and Grace Oblation (200 free, 2:06.1, 28th).

Carlson, Hull, Oblation and Sparrow also competed at district on relays.

Other swimmers are junior Natalie Long (back), sophomores Selena Ding (fly, IM) and Sydney Griggs (fly, back) and freshmen Linda Lu (breast/IM), Eeshaa Mehta (breast), Erin Shaughnessy (fly/IM) and Jillian Wagner (breast/free).

The Shamrocks have six divers in juniors Emily Byron and Leeanna Stamm and freshmen Aarya Atrey, Delaney Murray, Rinka Nishimura and McKenna Schaefer.

"The girls team is pretty young, although I do have three seniors," 10th-year coach Steven VonSchriltz said. "We're going to fight. Nothing outstanding, but we're pretty solid. I'm pushing them pretty hard to get better. We have some freshmen girls that are going to score for us."