Boys swim over Mason in ongoing rivalry


Photo by McDaniels' Photography

Sophomore Luke Tenbarge races in the 100 yard breaststroke. Tenbarge will taper for the district meet this year. He hopes to make it to state in his individual events as well as on the 200 medley relay.

Hannah May, Sports Chief

The SHS boys and girls swim team competed in the annual Greater Miami Conference Championship, GMC, meet on Sat. Feb. 6.

Going into the meet, Mason was expected to beat the boys by a mere 30 point margin. After losing for two years in a row following a four-year winning streak from 2009 through 2013, the SHS boys swimmers were hoping to regain the upper hand.

Senior Ted Vlady said, “It was really sad when we did not win the last two years. We all wanted to win really badly and showed up knowing that we were ready to give Mason a run for their money.”

SHS boys won the meet by eight points. Stand out swims are as follows:

  • Junior Matthew Schuetz, won the 100 freestyle
  • Senior Eammon Bell, won the 50 freestyle, third in the 100 freestyle
  • Junior Ji-ho Choi, second in the 100 backstroke
  • Sophomore Luke Tenbarge, second in the 100 breast
  • Senior Chris Seger, third in the 500 freestyle
  • Freshman Sam Risma, third in the 50 freestyle

Schuetz said, “I am really proud of how we did this weekend. I was very happy to win the 100 free; that was my goal and I achieved it.”

The girls placed second after Mason high school. Looking forward, the team will compete in the sectional meet on Feb. 12 and 13.

Choi said, “I am really excited for sectionals. I really hope that I do well enough to make it to districts. I have been working very hard this season.”

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