MVC Has Great Showing At SW Classic Swim Meet

01/21/2015

The Southwest Ohio High School Classic, in its 32nd year, featured over 3000 swimmers from over 130 schools and is the largest swim meet in the country.  Okay, so how would our "small" schools perform on the big stage?  Before we examine that, let's remember that "small" usually doesn't matter when it comes to our conference's swimmers.  The Miami Valley Conference boasts some of the most talented swimmers in the area ... in any division!

For example, all the Seven Hills boys' team did was capture a second place overall finish in the entire meet.  Yes, that's second place behind swimming powerhouse St. Xavier High School!  The Stingers broke four school records and earned four spots on the Classic Honor Roll!  The boys were impressive in each of the four relay events, finishing in the top three in each race.  The 400 Medley Relay finished just .07 seconds behind the Classic Meet record.   Relay swimmers were Pearce Kieser, Sean Gray, Matthew Marquardt, and Tim Hagemeister.   Matthew also added three runner-up finishes in the 200 Backstroke, 200 Butterfly, and 100 Backstroke, where he broke his own school record.  Pearce placed second in the 100 Breaststroke, as well as a fourth in the 200 Breaststroke and a seventh in the 100 Freestyle.  Tim added a fourth in the 200 IM and an eighth in the 500 Freestyle, breaking school records in both events.  Tindar Cyr, one of the few freshmen to even qualify for the finals, finished sixth in the 200 Breaststroke.

On the girls' side, Lucy Callard, competing in her first Classic Meet, finished second in the 500 Freestyle and third in the 1650 Freestyle, as well as fourth in the 200 IM and ninth in the 100 Butterfly.  The girls finished twentieth overall.

Cincinnati Country Day's Allie Wooden also had an amazing meet.  The senior, who is headed to the University of Southern California next year, finished with four first place finishes, including a record-setting time of 50.61 in the 100 Freestyle.  That performance bettered the record of 50.83 set back in 1985.  She also won the 200, 500, and 1650 Freestyle events.  Read more HERE.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on a great meet!