Swimming competes at conference meet


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Junior, Sarah Abraham is diving into the pool at the start of her race. Abraham has been a member of the varsity swim team since her freshman year. She plans to continue her water polo career in college.

Hannah May, executive editor in-chief

The SHS boys and girls swim teams will travel to Mason high school on Sat., Sept. 4 to compete at the Greater Miami Conference [GMC] Championship meet. This meet will determine the final standings for this specific conference.

“GMC’s are a really fun and competitive meet. Last year the girls team got second, so this year we would like to do just as well and try to place second,” said Sarah Abraham, 11.

The rankings from last years GMC Championships for the girls teams are as follows:
Mason (580.5 points)
SHS (420.0 points)
Lakota West (327.0 points)
Lakota East (203.0 points)
Fairfield (167.0 points)
Colerain (156.0 points)
Oak Hills (123.0 points)
Princeton (94.5 points)
Middletown (65.0 points)
Hamilton (32.0 points)

“I think that we can definitely be competitive this year. We graduated some really good swimmers but a lot of the younger girls are really stepping up to fill their shoes,” said Isabelle Jimenez, 12.

The boys ranking from last years GMC Championships are as follows:
SHS (516 points)
Mason (508 points)
Lakota East (288 points)
Oak Hills (197.5 points)
Lakota West (182.5 points)
Colerain (136.0 points)
Princeton (120.0 points)
Fairfield (68.0 points)
Middletown (44.0 points)

“This should be a really competitive meet. I think that if the boys all perform well, we will be able to beat Mason and win again,” said Matthew Schuetz, 12.

For more information on SHS swimming, click here.