Sunday, February 20, 2000

Carey leads Indian Hill to title




BY DAVE SCHUTTE
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        OXFORD — The trophy presentation Saturday and the ensuing celebration were moments the Indian Hill girls swimming team will cherish.

        “This is the school's first swimming district championship,” second-year coach Barb Uible said. “We have such talented athletes, and they all swam well today.”

        The Braves won three individual events and finished second in two relays to win the Division II girls district championship at the Corwin Nixon Natatorium at Miami University. Mariemont took second place.

        The top three finishers advanced to next week's state meet in Canton, along with the next 11 fastest swimmers from the four districts.

        Indian Hill senior Katie Carey qualified in four events. She won the both the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke and was a member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams.

        “Our three freshmen (Steph Husky, Jaclyn Rodriguez and Betsy Carey) also swam well,” Uible said. “We set school records in the 400 freestyle relay (3:47.75) and 500 freestyle (Rodriguez 5:22.13). It was a great day.”

        The Olson sisters, Meredith and Betsy, led Mariemont. Both won an individual championship and qualified to state in two relays.

        Madeira's eighth-place finish out of 40 teams was also notable. The Amazons accumulated 90 points with just three swimmers: Jenny Miller, Lindsay Bockstiegel and Jesse McFerran.

        Miller won the 200 freestyle and was second in the 100 butterfly. Bockstiegel was fourth in the 100 and 200 freestyle in times that should qualify her to state.

        Saturday's highlights:

        • 200 medley relay: Kelly Jones put Alter into the lead on the breaststroke en route to the victory in 1:54.29.

        • 200 freestyle: Miller trailed at the halfway mark but brought it on in the final 100 yards to edge Alter's Meg Haley. “I felt bad during the race,” said Miller, 14. “I was behind and knew I had to reach down and go for it.”

        • 200 IM: Williamsburg sophomore Betsy Jo Brockman led from start to finish in a personal-best 2:08.57.

        • 50 freestyle: Alter's Jones outsprinted Indian Hill's Betsy Carey in 24.19.

        • 100 butterfly: Although the winning time of 58.72 wasn't Katie Carey's personal best, the Indian Hill senior was excited about returning to the state meet for the third time. “It will be much more more fun this time, because a lot of may teammates also qualified,” she said.

        • 100 freestyle: A personal-best and school-record time of 53.87 gave senior Meredith Olson the championship.

        • 500 freestyle: Karen Olson took a two-second lead after the first 50 yards and was never threatened. She also qualified in the 200 freestyle with a third-place finish. “Today was my personal best (5:18.51),” Olson said.

        • 200 freestyle relay: A 23.87 by Jones enabled Alter to overtake Mariemont for the championship.

        • 100 backstroke: Katie Carey took a quick lead, swimming the first 50 yards in 29.04, and came home in 30.32 to win the championship.

        • 100 breaststroke: As expected, Jones was the easy winner, swimming a district-record 1:04.98.

        • 400 freestyle relay: Leadoff swimmer Meredith Olson put Mariemont into a two-second lead, and Karen Olson finished it off in the final 100 yards to claim the title for the Warriors (3:41:45).

        Team standings: 1. Indian Hill 259, 2. Mariemont 238, 3. Alter 211, 4. Wyoming 152, 5. Wilmington 124. 6. (tie) Springfield Catholic Central, Dayton Christian 111, 8. Madeira 90, 9. Kings 79, 10. Clark Shawnee 76, 11. Arcanum 70, 12. Badin 61, 13. Springboro 56, 14. (tie) Taylor, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 44, 16. Xenia Christian 42, 17. Chaminade-Julienne 41, 18. (tie) Williamsburg, Cincinnati Country Day 37, 20. (tie) Lemon Monroe, Tippecanoe 33, 22. (tie), Norwood, Summit Country Day, McNicholas, Valley View 31, 26. Oakwood 29, 27. Ross 28, 28. (tie) Kenton Ridge, Fenwick 25, 30. Goshen 21, 31. Midd. Madison 21, 32. Ridgeville Christian 19, 33. Bellbrook 13, 34. Sidney Lehman Catholic 13, 35. (tie) Finneytown, Clark Montessori 12, 37. Waynesville 10, 38. Bellefontaine 8, 39. Seven Hills 8, 40. Roger Bacon 1.

        State Qualifiers

        200 Medley Relay: 1. Alter (Kinzeler, Jones, Cronin, Weber) 1:54.29, 2. Indian Hill (Uible, Rodriguez, K. Carey, Husky) 1:55.28, 3. Wyoming (Gieseker, Edgington, Reynolds, Smith) 1:55.94.

        200 Freestyle: 1. Miller (Madeira) 1:57.47, 2. Haley (Alter) 1:57.56, 3. K. Olson (Mariemont) 1:57.78.

        200 Individual Medley: 1. Brockman (Williamsburg) 2:08.57, 2. M. Olson (Mariemont) 2:11.94, Beattie (Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) 2:13.38.

        50 Freestyle: 1. Jones (Alter) 24.19, 2. B. Carey (Indian Hill) 24.53, 3. Schneider (Taylor) 25.12.

        Diving: 1. Hunter (Indian Hill) 409.05, 2. Jackson (Ross) 370.75, 3. Chasteen (Badin) 319.85, 4. Weaver (Bellbrook) 299.55, 5. Alexander (Cincinnati Country Day) 291.65, 6. Langenkamp (Sidney Lehman Catholic) 256.00.

        100 Butterfly: 1. K. Carey (Indian Hill) 58.72, 2. Miller (Madeira) 59.66, 3. Wray (Lemon Monroe) 1:00.49.

        100 Freestyle: 1. M. Olson (Mariemont) 53.87, 2. Wray (Lemon Monroe) 54.36, 3. B. Carey (Indian Hill) 54.37.

        500 Freestyle: 1. K. Olson (Mariemont) 5:18.51, 2. Smallwood (Norwood) 5:22.08, 3. Rodriguez (Indian Hill) 5:22.13.

        200 Freestyle Relay: 1. Alter (Haley, Cronin, Webber, Jones) 1:41.91, 2. Mariemont (M. Olson, Clukey, Schroer, K. Olson) 1:42.01, 3. Wilmington (Johnson, Woten, Yeakley, Kleinhenz) 1:43.82.

        100 Backstroke: 1. K. Carey (Indian Hill) 59.36, 2. Cline (Springfield Catholic Central) 1:01.37, 3. Thoman (Mariemont) 1:01.68.

        100 Breaststroke: 1. Jones (Alter) 1:04.98, 2. Brockman (Williamsburg) 1:06.72, 3. Wright (Dayton Christian 1:07.55.

        400 Freestyle Relay: 1. Mariemont (M. Olson, Thomas, Schroer, K. Olson) 3:41.45, 2. Indian Hill (Ely, Husky, Rodriguez, B. Carey) 3:47.75, 3. Wilmington (Johnson, Robison, Yeakley, Kleinhenz) 3:50.55.

       



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