This was an amazing weekend to be a Chieftain swimmer! The boys started the excitement by qualifying a relay to Districts on Friday night and the girls followed up with fire on Saturday! This was a different year for our girls; we had to focus on balance and getting everyone to contribute more than ever and it showed at Sectional. The day started perfectly with our Medley Relay taking second and automatically qualifying to District competition. In the very next event, Sarah Starkey and Sarah Fulmer went one-two both automatically advancing. The day never really slowed down after that moment. I cannot express how proud of these athletes I was today; not just for their times but even more so for the outstanding effort and attitudes. Every single drop was earned. Every single qualifier fought to be where they finished.
200 Medley Relay – Sarah Fulmer, Sarah Starkey, Abby Kite, Chloe Reynolds – 2nd at Sectional – 17th qualifier to District
200 Free Relay – Sarah Starkey, Chloe Reynolds, Abby Kite, Morgan Henry – 2nd at Sectional – 10th qualifier to District
400 Free Relay – Sarah Fulmer, Chloe Reynolds, Joslyn Robinson, Morgan Henry – 1st at Sectional – 13th qualifier to District
Sarah Fulmer – 200 Free (2nd at Sectional, 31st qualifier), 100 Back (5th at Sectional, 26th qualifier)
Morgan Henry – 100 Free (3rd at Sectional, 14th qualifier), 100 Back (1st at Sectional, 10th qualifier)
Abby Kite – 50 Free (6th at Sectional, 24th qualifier), 100 Fly (4th at Sectional, 20th qualifier)
Chloe Reynolds – 100 Breaststroke (5th at Sectional, tied for 32nd qualifier)
Sarah Starkey – 200 Free (1st at Sectional, 14th qualifier), 500 Free (1st at Sectional, 12th qualifier)
Full Results: https://www.swimmeet.com/swdistrict20/trotwood/finals/
In addition to all of the advancers above, nearly every swimmer dropped time today. For many swimmers this was their last meet of the season and they ended in incredible fashion. I am so proud of these athletes and absolutely loved watching them swim this weekend. The District Qualifiers will swim on Friday, 2/14 at Miami University with races starting at 5:45 PM.