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River View advances swimmer to state

| February 19, 2018

ATHENS – Twelve River View Swimmers competed at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Central/Southeast District Tournament at Ohio University on Friday, Feb. 16. Medals were awarded to the top eight places, with the top two earning automatic berths at the State Preliminary Meet. The Black Bears finished in the top 10 in six events, brought home six medals, and advanced one swimmer to the state tournament.

Caleb Fischer won the boys 100 Breaststroke (1:00.11) and will be seeded 12th out of 24 next week. He also medaled by placing seventh (23.14) in the 50 Freestyle. The other swimmers on the podium were the members of the boys 200 Free Relay. Reas Pepper, Andrew Martin, Dylan Harsh, and Caleb Fischer were eighth (1:36.75).

The boys 200 Medley Relay of Brady Philabaum, Caleb Fischer, Andrew Martin, and Reas Pepper finished ninth (1:50.04), while the girls relay group of Carolyn Cox, Lindsey Ashcraft, Josie Fornara, and Jesse Vandenbark placed ninth (1:49.84) in the 200 Free, and 10th (2:00.44) in the Medley. The boys 400 Free Relay of Kaden Poorman, Lane Wahl, Dylan Harsh, and Reas Pepper was 12th (3:44.61), and  the girls 400 Relay of Carolyn Cox,  Emily Jacobs, Josie Fornara, and Jesse Vandenbark finished 16th (4:17.98).

Individually for the girls, Lindsey Ashcraft was 13th (2:26.05) in the 200 Individual Medley, and 20th (1:15.13) in the 100 Breaststroke, Carolyn Cox was 24th (1:08.92) in the 100 Backstroke, Jesse Vandenbark was 28th (26.84) in the 50 Freestyle, and Josie Fornara was 30th (1:13.79) in the 100 Butterfly.

For the boys, Reas Pepper was 22nd (2:24.85) in the 200 IM, Brady Philabaum was 22nd (1:06.76) in the 100 Backstroke, Dylan Harsh was 27th (6:09.77) in the 500 Free, and Kaden Poorman was 29th (57.19) in the 100 Free.

The Prelims will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at C.T. Branin Natatorium at Canton McKinley High School.

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