This past weekend, 14 SHS swimmers competed at the State 5A Championship swim meet. The 5A division is by far the most competitive in the state. Only the top 32 swimmers in the state are selected in each event to participate. Of the 33 eligible 5A schools, there were only representatives from 26 women’s teams and 24 men’s teams. Overall, our SHS women’s team placed 13th and our men’s team placed 8th. Here is a list of swimmers who participated in the state meet:
Ellie Boyer, Lilly Brower, Madelyn Maccabee, Brinley Weight each had 2 individual events and 2 relays. Reece McLean was on 2 relays and Fernanda Hernandez and Sophie Mottishaw were each on 1 relay.
Nathan Anderson, Easton Mousser, and Ogden Riley each had 2 individual events and 2 relays, Kolby Jepperson had 1 individual event and 3 relays, and Sean Houser, and Austin Mertz each had 1 individual event and 2 relays and Isaac Ruiz had 1 relay.
Men’s medley relay - 13th (Nathan Anderson, Isaac Ruiz, Kolby Jepperson, Sean Houser)
200 Free - Madelyn Maccabee - 11th and Easton Mousser - 16th
50 Free - Austin Mertz - 9th
100 Fly- Ellie Boyer - 15th
500 Free - Madelyn Maccabee - 14th, Easton Mousser - 15th, and Nathan Anderson - 16th
100 Back - Brinley Weight - 10th with a NEW SCHOOL RECORD
100 Breast - Lilly Brower - 15th
Women’s 400 Free Relay - 10th (Ellie Boyer, Madelyn Maccabee, Reece McLean, Brinley Weight)
Championship Finalists (Top 8):
Women’s Medley Relay - 6th (Brinley Weight, Lilly Brower, Ellie Boyer, Madelyn Maccabee)
100 Fly - Ogden Riley - 7th (just barely missed the school record by .11seconds) ***Only medal winner of the meet
Men’s 200 Free relay - 4th (Ogden Riley, Kolby Jepperson, Sean Houser, Austin Mertz)
Men’s 400 Free relay - 4th (Ogden Riley, Kolby Jepperson, Nathan Anderson, Austin Mertz)
There were a total of 5/6 relays and 12/17 individual races that made it back to finals on day 2. Of all the preliminary swims including all the relay splits, we had 30/41 personal best times for the season. That is 75% BEST PERFORMANCE! What a positive way to end the season. Way to go Red Devil Swimmers!