10 swimmers advance to district meet for WHS, CM


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Wilmington swimmers in the 400-yard freestyle relay, from left to right, Sam Osborn, Xavier Disney, Harrison Law, Ricky Dungan.


Courtesy Photo | Kim Law, MudPie Photos

Nine Wilmington swimmers and one from Clinton-Massie have qualified for the upcoming Division II Southwest District Championship swim meet at Miami University.

The boys district meet will begin 10:45 a.m. Friday at Miami University. The girls meet is scheduled to follow at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

In each swimming event, two automatic qualifiers will advance to the state from each district along with 16 at-large qualifiers that will be selected on the basis of times recorded in the district meets.

Senior Gracie Storm of Clinton-Massie qualified to the district meet in two events.

Storm clocked in at 1:01 in the 100-yard backstroke and is 11th seed in the district. She went 5:23.53 in the 500-yard freestyle and is 12th seed in the districts.

Storm is a three-time state qualifier, including the 500 free and 100 back in 2016.

For the Wilmington girls, the 200 yard medley relay team of senior Brianna Gilbert, senior Ali Dooley, junior Morgan Bahr and freshman Abby Greene advanced with a time of 2:06.5, which is currently 21st in the district seedings.

The same foursome made up the 400 freestyle that finished in 4:11.41 and is seeded 18th.

Dooley advanced in the 200-yard IM. Her sectional time of 2:29.96 is 32nd overall in the district meet.

On the boys side, Wilmington’s 400-yard freestyle relay team (Sam Osborn, Harrison Law, Xavier Disney, Ricky Dungan) clocked in at 3:43.21 at sectionals and is 17th seed going into district meet.

The 200-yard medley relay team (sophomore PJ Godsey, Osborn, Law, Dungan) finished in 1:51.88 and is the 18th seed at the district meet.

Individually, Dungan, a sophomore, is 4th seed in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:53.19 and 9th seed in the 200-yard freestyle with a sectional time of 1:50.23.

Osborn, a junior, is 20th in the 50-yard freestyle with a clocking of 23.73 seconds at sectionals and 25th in 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.75 seconds.

Law, also a junior, went 60.63 in the 100-yard butterfly and is 27th seed.

Wilmington swimmers in the 400-yard freestyle relay, from left to right, Sam Osborn, Xavier Disney, Harrison Law, Ricky Dungan.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_SW_whsboys-3.jpgWilmington swimmers in the 400-yard freestyle relay, from left to right, Sam Osborn, Xavier Disney, Harrison Law, Ricky Dungan. Courtesy Photo | Kim Law, MudPie Photos

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