CHS, RV swimmers place at sectional meet

| February 16, 2015

STEUBENBVILLE – The Coshocton boys placed third overall just ahead of their counterparts from River View, as the male swimmers from Warsaw came in fourth out of 21 teams at the sectional swim meet held at Steubenville High School on Saturday, Feb. 14. River View’s lady swimmers placed seventh overall with Coshocton coming in 10th out of 20 teams.

Coshocton’s foursome of Bryce Philabaum, Brian Rogers, Cody McVay and Patrick Brouse came in second in the boys 200 yard medley relay with River View’s Nate Cooper, Dalton Hammond, Brendan Dickson and Andy Smith placing third in the event.

Lydia Els for the Bears placed fourth in the girls’ 200 yard freestyle. Brian Rogers for the Redskins placed third in the boys’ 200 yard freestyle swim.

Cody McVay for Coshocton placed second with teammate Bryce Philabaum coming in fourth in the boys 200 yard IM while Georgia Brown for CHS placed seventh in the girls’ 200 yard IM.

The boys 50 yard freestyle swim had five local swimmers in the top eight, with Patrick Brouse for CHS second, Brendan Dickson for RV fourth, Nate Cooper for RV fifth, Dalton Hammond for RV seventh and Talon Babcock for CHS eighth.

Cody McVay for Coshocton placed fourth in the boys’ 100 yard butterfly.

Brian Rogers for Coshocton placed third in the boys 100 yard freestyle swim and Patrick Brouse (CHS) took fifth and Talon Babcock (CHS) placed eighth in the event.

River View’s female foursome of Shawna Shroyer, Jessie Gibson, Samantha Douglass and Lydia Els captured fourth in the girls’ 200 yard freestyle relay.

RV’s male foursome of swimmers: Brendan Dickson, Andy Smith, Nate Cooper and Dalton Hammond took home second place in the 200 yard freestyle relay.

RV senior swimmer Lydia Els placed first in the girls’ 100 yard backstroke, which garnered the RV lady swimmers 20 points.

Bryce Philabaum for Coshocton and Nate Cooper for RV placed third and fourth in the boys 100 yard backstroke and the Redskins foursome of Bryce Philabaum, Talon Babcock, Cody McVay and Brian Rogers took home second place in the boys 400 yard freestyle relay.

Coshocton and River View will be sending several swimmers and relay teams to the district meet. Individual event qualifiers are Georgia Brown, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Emily Casey in the 200 IM, Brian Rogers in the 200 free and 100 free, Bryce Philabaum in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Cody McVay in the 200 IM and 100 fly, Patrick Brouse in the 50 free and 100 free, Talon Babcock in the 50 free and 100 free.

Girls relay event qualifiers are: Suzi Simpson, Georgia Brown, Emily Casey, Jacqueline Roman, Cassidy Cantrell, Amia Woods and Jenny Simpson. Boys relay event qualifiers are: Brian Rogers, Bryce Philabaum, Cody McVay, Patrick Brouse, Talon Babcock, Seth Casey and Gage Bosson.

For River View, Lydia Els advanced to the district in the 100 backstroke and 200. Brendan Dickson, Dalton Hammond and Nate Cooper advanced in their individual events with all three of RV’s relay teams moving to the district swim meet which is Friday at Athens.

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