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2014 OHSAA Swimming & Diving
State Tournament Coverage



 

 

 

STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (Click to see results)

Wednesday, February 19
9:00 A.M. Boys Division II Diving Competition
2:00 P.M. Girls Division II Diving Competition
Thursday, February 20
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 21
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 22
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

2014 OHSAA Swimming & Diving State Tournaments
C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton
February 19 - February 22,  2014

OHSAA Girls Division I State Swimming & Diving Tournament
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Cincinnati Ursuline Academy Wins Seventh Swimming Title At 2014 OHSAA Division I Girls State Swimming Championship
Lions claim seven first places finishes, win back-to-back state titles

CANTON, Ohio –
Just as it did in 2013, the girls Division I state championship came down to the final race between Cincinnati Ursuline Academy and Upper Arlington. Entering the 400 yard Freestyle Relay, Ursuline was ahead 241-230. That’s when the Ursuline team of junior Sydney Lofquist, senior Emily Slabe, senior Temarie Tomley and senior Alisabeth Marstellar claimed first with a new record of 3:21.89 and clinched the girls Division I state title at the 2014 OHSAA Swimming and Diving state championship Saturday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. The title marks Ursuline’s seventh state title and have now won back-to-back championships.

 

The Lions claimed seven first place finishes in the finals. They started the day with a win in the 200 Medley Relay by the team of Slabe, Lofquist, fresman Rollie Grinder and freshman Julia Moran with a time of 1:43.53. Martseller took first in the next event, the 200 Freestyle with a new record of 1:46.78. Lofquist won the 200 Individual Medley swimming a 2:00.13. Slabe added to her awards by winning the 100 Butterfly with a time of 55.12. Martseller collected gold when she won the 100 Freestyle (49.75). Lofquist wasn’t done yet, finishing first in the 500 Freestyle (4:46.63). Slabe also won the 100 Backstroke and set a new record of 53.35.

 

The second place team, Upper Arlington, won one race on the day, the 200 Freestyle Relay, won by the team of junior Gracie Long, junior Alexandra Hedden, junior Grace Van Fossen and junior Jenny Smith (1:33.87). Their time set a new record.

In the Division I girls diving competition, Powell Olentangy Liberty senior Olivia Ball won her third consecutive state title. In 2013, she scored 461.75 points. In 2012, she set the state record with her championship score of 493.20. And in 2014, she broke her own record with a new state record of 553.85 points.



OHSAA Girls Division II State Swimming & Diving Tournament

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Gates Mills Hawken Wins 24th Overall Title During 2014 OHSAA Division II Girls State Swimming Championship
Gates Mills Gilmour Academy produces three first place finishes

CANTON, Ohio – The Division II girls swimming title came down to only 24 points, the closest margin of victory in DII girls since the expansion to two divisions in 2000. But despite the close margin, the Gates Mills Hawken girls were able to hold off the strong swimming of Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, a rival school just four and a half miles down the road, to win the 2014 OHSAA Division II Girls State Swimming and Diving championship Friday night at C.T. Branin Natatorium. The title marks the Hawks’ 16th consecutive state crown and 24th overall, winning 18 of the last 19 years.

The Hawks scored a total of 217 points and were led with two first place finishes.  Freshman Crile Hart took first in the 200 Individual Medley (2:02.63). Sophomore Claire Doerr kept Hawken at the top of the podium in the 500 Freestyle with a first place time of 4:52:14.

 

Leading up to the final event, the 400 Freestyle Relay, Gilmour Academy trailed the Hawks in points 185-153. The Lancers did all they could and took first in the event. The team of junior Kiley Eble, senior Agnes Mirando, sophomore Abby Koerwitz and senior Macie McNichols swam a time of 3:28:66. But the Hawks were able to pull out third place by just .56 of a second, giving them enough points to clinch the title. The third place team consisted of junior Amber Kovach, sophomore Summer Svitavsky, sophomore Heather Svitavsky and sophomore Claire Doerr. Their time was 3:31.40.


Despite the second place team finish, the Lancers produced two other first place finishes. In the 100 Butterfly, junior Kiley Eble swam a 55.17. Later in the day, Kiley led the Lancers’ 200 Freestyle Relay team to a victory. Accompanying Eble on the team were Mirando, Koerwitz and McNichols who swam a 1:35:65, the same team that won the 400 Freestyle Relay.

 

Hannah Stevens of Lexington broke her own state record of 54.73 in the 100 Backstroke, swimming a 53.87 in the prelims. She swam a 54.00 in the finals and took home first place.

 

Kettering Archbishop Alter sophomore Claire Schuermann won the girls Division II diving competition by improving her 2013 score by more than six points with a score of 414.35. Claire finished fourth in 2013.



OHSAA Boys Division I State Swimming & Diving Tournament

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Cincinnati St. Xavier Wins 35th Title in 2014 OHSAA Division I Boys State Swimming Championship
Bombers earn three first place finishes en route to 255 points and sixth consecutive title

CANTON, Ohio – Cincinnati St. Xavier earned three first place finishes and had multiple placers in several individual events to win the 2014 OHSAA boys Division I swimming state championship at C.T. Branin Natatorium Saturday night in Canton. The title marks the Bombers’ 35th overall title, the most all-time in any sport in OHSAA history.

The Bombers’ first event champ came in the 200 yard freestyle when freshman Grant House swam a 1:35.84 to take first place. House also won the Bombers’ next first place in the 100 yard Freestyle swimming a 44.26. House anchored St. Xavier’s 400 Freestyle Relay team of sophomore Matt Slabe, junior Mitchell Frey and senior Mike Montague that finished first with a time of 3:05.28.

 

Toledo St. Francis deSales finished in second place with 238 points. St. Francis took the first event, the 200 yard Medley Relay when the team of junior Evan Williams, senior Jack Barone, junior Ben Gordon and senior Nick Brodie swam a first place time of 1:32.67. The Knights’ only other winning team came from senior Jack DiSalle, Barone, junior Christian Sobczak and Brodie, who swam a 1:22.85 in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The 200 freestyle relay team set a new state record.

In the Division I diving competition, Macedonia Nordonia senior Stephen Romanik repeated as state champion with a score of 565.10. Romanik improved his 2013 state champion score of 557.15 by just less than eight points. Powell Olentangy Liberty sophomore Cameron Thatcher finished second.



OHSAA Boys Division II State Swimming & Diving Tournament

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Dayton Oakwood Claims Second State Swimming Crown at 2014 OHSAA Division II Boys State Championship
Lumberjacks win back-to-back state titles

CANTON, Ohio - 
After winning its first boys swimming state title in 2013, Dayton Oakwood returned to Canton hoping to take home the state crown yet again. Beating second place Gates Mills Hawken by 29 points, they did just that and clinched the 2014 OHSAA Division II Boys Swimming and Diving state title on Friday at C.T. Branin Natatorium.

 

On their way to the state title, the Lumberjacks claimed four first place finishes. In the 200 Freestyle, senior Brock Turner swam a 1:38.42, a new state record. Brock wasn’t finished yet, setting another state record by finishing first in the 500 Freestyle with a 4:24.31. The team of junior Jackson Higgins, freshman Dutch Kipp, senior Andrew Krueger and Turner placed first in the 200 Freestyle Relay with  a 1:26.68. In the 400 Freestyle Relay, the team of Higgins, senior Wending Zhu, Krueger and Turner won with a time of 3:10.00.

Hawken came in a close second place with 185 points (Oakwood finished with 214). The Hawks’ only first place finish of the day came from the team of senior Henry Senkfor, senior Elijah Spiro, junior Stephen Pioro and senior Quinn McHale in the 200 Medley Relay. They swam a 1:35.06

 

In the 100 Freestyle, Bay Village junior Trevor Lake set a new state record swimming a 45.21 and taking first place.

In the Division II diving competition, Hunting Valley University School senior Noah Sterling took home the state title with a score of 445.05. In 2013, Noah finished third with 413.85 points.


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