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2012 OHSAA State Swimming & Diving
Championships Coverage


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State Competition Schedule

Wednesday, February 22
9:00 A.M. Boys Division II Diving Competition
2:00 P.M. Girls Division II Diving Competition
Thursday, February 23
9:00 A.M. Boys Division I Diving Competition
5:00 P.M. Girls and Boys Division II Preliminaries: all events, 15 minute break after 100 fly
Friday, February 24
9:00 A.M. Girls and Boys Div. I Preliminaries:
all events, 15 minute break after 100 fly
5:00 P.M. Girls and Boys Div. II Finals:
all events, 15 minute break after 100 fly
Saturday, February 25
9:00 A.M. Girls Division I Diving Competition
4:00 P.M. Girls and Boys Division I Finals:
all events, 15 minute break after 100 fly, awards following each event

 

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Swimming & Diving Championships Recap & Results


2012 OHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships
C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton
February 22-25

 

OHSAA Girls Division II State Swimming & Diving Tournament Recap

Gates Mills Hawken Scores 360.5 Points En Route to 2012 OHSAA Division II Girls State Crown
Hawks win 14th straight championship and 22nd overall

CANTON, Ohio –
Gates Mills Hawken had five repeat state champions, broke three state records and brought home seven of a possible 11 first place finishes to tally 360.5 points and win the 2012 OHSAA Division II girls state swimming title Friday night at C.T. Branin Natatorium.

The Hawks 200 medley relay team of Marissa Cominelli (Jr.), Lizzie Aronoff (Sr.), Carrie Bencic (Jr.) and Caroline Vexler (Jr.) started the evening off by beating the state record they set in 2011 (1:45.72) and repeating as state champions with a time of 1:45.16. They then finished the evening with another first place relay finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay when Bencic joined Sarah Koucheki (Jr.), Jordan Bitterman (Sr.) and Morgan Cohara (Sr.) to come within .2 of the state record with a time of 3:28.76.

The Hawks’ five individual titles were won by Bencic in the 200 yard freestyle (1:49.38; 2011 3rd) and 500 yard freestyle (4:52.66; 2011 runner-up), Koucheki in the 200 yard individual medley (2:03.41; 2011 state champion) and the 100 yard butterfly (54.66, new meet record; 2010 & 2011 state champion) and Cominelli in the 100 yard backstroke (54.75, new meet record; 2011 state champion).

Cominelli was awarded the Girls Swimmer of the Meet with her two first place finishes.

Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, which took home fifth place as a team, was led by sophomore Macie McNichols, who beat out Lima Shawnee sophomore Emily Murphy by .2 seconds and .4 seconds to win the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle with times of 23.41 and 51.07, respectively. McNichols finished as runner-up in both events in 2011.

The Granville 200 yard freestyle relay team of Abby Stone (Fr.), Sydney King (So.), Kelsey Haller (Sr.) and Lori Davis (Sr.) brought home the Blue Aces’ only first place finish by defeating the defending state champion Hawken relay team by .6 seconds (1:36.39). The Blue Aces finished third as a team.

The only other first place finish in the girls Division II meet was Andrea Cottrell (Jr., Columbus Bishop Hartley) in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.32.

In the Division II diving competition, Wauson senior Kendall Weber improved on her 2011 third place finish to claim the 2012 crown with a score of 432.50 in the finals. Columbus Wellington School sophomore Brittany Anderson took home the runner-up medal with Samantha TenEyck (Jr., Lake), Lacy Mynhier (Sr., Wauson) and Bailey Dipman (So., Genoa) rounding out the top five.

 

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OHSAA Boys Division II State Swimming & Diving Tournament Recap

Hunting Valley University School Rallies to Win 2012 OHSAA Division II Boys State Swimming Crown
Preppers score 237.5 points en route to fourth straight title

CANTON, Ohio – The Hunting Valley University School boys swim team, which had won three consecutive Division II state titles, had to rely on the 400 freestyle relay team of Josh Wang (So.), Kevin Stang (Sr.), Kingsley Bowen (Fr.) and Lyle Anderson (Sr.) to claim the 2012 OHSAA Division II boys state title Friday night at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Trailing Dayton Oakwood 231 to 205.5 entering the last event, the Preppers needed at least a sixth place finish to jump ahead of the Lumberjacks, who did not have a qualifying team in that event. Wang, Stang, Bowen and Anderson didn’t disappoint as they racked up 32 points with their third place finish to give University School its fourth consecutive title.

The only first place finish for the Preppers came in the first event of the day, when the 200 medley relay team of Stang, Gordon Wong (Jr.), Russell Stack (Sr.) and Nicholas Gill (Sr.) brought home University School’s second consecutive title in the event with a time of 1:35.22. Dayton Oakwood also only finished with one first place medalist in the 500 yard freestyle (Brock Turner, So.; 4:28.51; new meet record).

Lima Shawnee, which took home sixth place with 114 points, was the leader in first place finishes on the night with three. Shawnee junior Erik Risolvato, who took home Boys Swimmer of the Meet honors, led the Indians with his state-record 48.26 finish in the 100 butterfly. He also joined Garrett Diltz (Sr.), Logan Curl (Jr.) and Zachary Diltz (Sr.) in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays where they put up times of 1:24.47 and 3:10.27, respectively. Their 200 freestyle time broke a state record by .2 seconds after the Indians suffered a .01 second loss in last year’s finals.

The other six first place finishes of the night belonged to Wilmington junior Josh Quallen in the 200 freestyle (1:39.93; repeat state champion), Cincinnati Indian Hill senior Mack Rice in the 200 individual medley (1:49.23; repeat state champion; new state record), Columbus Bishop Hartley junior Ronnie Bolden in the 50 freestyle (21.13), Mariemont senior Nate Wagner in the 100 freestyle (45.98), Chagrin Falls senior Davis Staley in the 100 backstroke (49.93; new state record) and Sandusky Perkins junior Kevin Bressler in the 100 breaststroke (57.46).

In the diving competition, Botkins senior Logan Bauer edged out a 474.05 to 473.80 score over Alex Gonzalez (Jr., Central Christian) to claim the 2012 Division II diving crown. Danny Moorehead (Sr., Cinci. Hills Christian Academy) finished his career with a third place finish after winning the 2011 title.

 

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OHSAA Girls Division I State Swimming & Diving Tournament Recap

Upper Arlington Wins Eighth-Consecutive OHSAA Girls Division I Swimming State Title
Five repeat state champions from 2011; Two state records broken

CANTON, Ohio – Despite four first-place finishes from a determined Cincinnati Ursuline Academy team, the Golden Bears from Upper Arlington scored 300.5 points en route to winning the Division I girls swimming state championship for the eighth consecutive year Saturday night at C.T. Branin Natatorium.

Upper Arlington was led by freshman Grace Long, who brought home a first place finish in the 100 freestyle (50.71) and then contributed to the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay teams. Long joined Jessica Miller (Sr.), Jenny Smith (So.) and Gabby Veri (Sr.) to win the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.68 then teamed up with Lauren Comer (Sr.), Smith and Veri to win the 400 freestyle relay with a record-breaking time of 3:24.24. They were UA’s second consecutive titles in both events.

The Cincinnati Ursuline Academy 200 medley relay team of Emily Slabe (So.), Bridget Blood (Jr.), Corinne Jenkins (Sr.) and Temarie Tomley (So.) repeated as state champions with their record breaking performance of 1:42.51 and Slabe also won the 100 backstroke for the second consecutive year (54.23). Slabe took home girls Swimmer of the Meet for her efforts. Lions’ junior Bridget Blood contributed to the effort with her wins in the 200 individual medley (2:01.58; 2011 runner-up) and the 100 breaststroke (1:02.59; 2011 3rd). It marks the 13th time that Ursuline has finished as the Division I runner-up.

Other first place finishers included Columbus Bishop Watterson senior Camey Rabold, who won the 200 freestyle (1:49.52; 2011 runner-up), Massillon Jackson junior Chase Kinney, who won the 50 freestyle (23.41; 2011 runner-up), Pickerington Central junior Maddie Martin (the 2011 Swimmer of the Meet), who won the 100 butterfly for the third consecutive year (54.27) and Mason sophomore Zoe Thatcher, who won the 500 freestyle (4:50.96; 2011 3rd).

In the Division I diving competition, Powell Olentangy Liberty sophomore Olivia Ball claimed the 2012 crown with a score of 493.20 in the finals. Hudson senior Taryn McLaughlin took home the runner-up medal with Morgan Mullins (Sr., Centerville), Rachel Speakman (Sr., Hudson) and Alexandra Clay (Sr., Powell Olentangy Liberty) rounding out the top five.

 

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OHSAA Boys Division I State Swimming & Diving Tournament Recap

Cincinnati St. Xavier Captures 33rd OHSAA Boys Division I Swimming Championship
Bombers’ win fourth consecutive state title

CANTON, Ohio – Similar to the 2011 championship when Cincinnati St. Xavier failed to record any first place finishes, the 2012 Division I boys state championship script was much of the same when the Bombers’ only first place finish came after a disqualification in the 200 freestyle relay. Instead, St. Xavier relied on multiple placers in several individual events to score 297.5 points to win the 2012 OHSAA boys Division I swimming state championship at C.T. Branin Natatorium Saturday night in Canton.

The St. Xavier 200 freestyle relay team of John Galvin (Sr.), Jack Hendricks (Jr.), Bradford Johnson (Sr.) and Grant Johnson (Jr.) brought home the Bombers only first place finish with a time of 1:24.75.

Toledo St. Francis deSales, which finished third as a team, was led by junior Dan DiSalle’s two first place finishes in the 50 freestyle (20.98; 2011 3rd) and the 100 freestyle (45.58; 2011 4th). Team runner-up Upper Arlington also had two first place finishes by junior Joey Long in the 200 freestyle (1;38.64; 2011 3rd) and the 500 freestyle (4:29.82; 2011 3rd).

Other individual first place finishers included Centerville junior Josh Brooks, who won the 200 individual medley (1:50.09), Dublin Jerome senior Jake Moore, who won the 100 butterfly (49.62), Cincinnati Moeller senior Harry Hamiter, who won the 100 backstroke (50.53; 2011 6th) and Beavercreek senior Jack Pohlmann, who won the 100 breaststroke (55.27; 2011 7th) .

The Beavercreek 200 medley relay team of Henrik Pohlmann (So.), Jack Pohlmann (Sr.), Steffen Listerman (Sr.) and Colin Kanzari (Sr.) defeated the two-time defending state champions (Toledo St. Francis deSales) by .03 seconds (1:33.05) to begin the night and the Centerville 400 freestyle relay team of Brian Clark (Sr.), Sam Mitchell (Sr.), Jake Carlsen (Jr.) and Josh Brooks (Jr.) finished off the night with a win in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:05.13

The boys Swimmer of the Meet award went to Beavercreek senior Jack Pohlmann, who won the 100 breaststroke after his seventh place finish in the event a year ago.

In the Division I diving competition, which was held Thursday morning, Hudson sophomore Alex Obendorf became the second diver to improve on his 2011 third place finish and come back to claim the top podium honors (Kendall Weber, Girls DII). Obendorf edged out Nordonia sophomore Stephen Romanik 510.65 to 507.25 in the final round after trailing Romanik in the semifinals. Jonathon Schlafer (Jr., Lake), Grant Saale, (So., Dublin Jerome) and Hunter Atha (Sr., Worthington Kilbourne) rounded out the top five.
 

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