State swimmers sprint to final meet


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Senior, Matthew Schuetz was part of the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay, which both finaled at the Ohio High School Swimming State Championship tournament. This was the first year that Schuetz qualified for the state meet. He hopes to attend the Naval Academy next year, however does not intend to continue his swimming career. “The state meet was a great experience. It was so exciting to swim against the fastest swimmers in Ohio,” Schuetz said.

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief

The SHS girls and boys swim teams traveled to Canton, Ohio to compete in the Ohio High School Swimming State Championship tournament on Thursday, Feb. 23.
The preliminary session of the meet was held on Friday, Feb. 24 and the final session was held the following day.
“It was a lot of fun to get to travel with the team. We took a school bus up to Canton and that was a lot of fun. We were definitely a close knit team this year,” said  Isabelle Jimenez 12.
Results of the SHS swims at finals are as follows:

  • 12th: boys 200 freestyle relay (sophomore, Elliot Carl; senior, Matthew Schuetz; junior, Alex Newberg; sophomore, Sammy Risma)
  • 12th: boys 400 freestyle relay (Carl, Schuetz, sophomore Noah Patterson, Risma)

“The two freestyle relays did really well on the boys side. We dropped time and we made it back to finals, which was our goal,” Risma said.
Results of the individual qualifiers are as follows:

  • 19th: Risma 100 freestyle
  • 23rd: Risma, 50 freestyle
  • 20th: senior, Hannah May, 100 freestyle
  • 22nd: Jimenez, 100 freestyle

“I think that the boys team did really well. It was awesome to see two of the relays make it back to finals and it was a really great experience to get to swim at finals of such an exciting meet,” Risma said.
The results of the girls relays, which did not qualify for finals, are as follows:

  • 17th: girls 200 freestyle relay (Jimenez; freshman, Marissa Allen; sophomore, Elizabeth Van Den Brink; May)
  • 17th: girls 400 freestyle relay (Jimenez; sophomore, Ania Campbell; Van Den Brink; May)