Cody Bybee Downs Joe Hudepohl’s State Record, Hawken Sweeps Ohio D2 Titles

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Gates Mills Hawken dominated the girls and boys meet at the 2017 Division II Ohio High School state championship Friday night. The girls scored 305 points while runner up Columbus School for Girls turned in 167. On the boys side, Gates Mills Hawken posted 230 points to Cincinnati Seven Hills’ 171.

Bellbrook’s Cody Bybee had the swim of the night, setting the 200 freestyle state record. The junior touched in 1:34.55, lowering Joe Hudepohl‘s mark of 1:34.96 set in 1991. Bybee won the event by over five seconds. Cincinnati Wyoming senior Carson Burt (1:40.20) and Cincinnati Madeira’s Chet Dobson (1:40.64) were second and third.

Bybee also won the 100 butterfly in state record time, touching in 46.97. Gates Mills Hakwen’s Zeb Hart was runner up (48.87) as the only other swimmer under 50.

Isaac EspositoMatthew Rakovec, Hart, and Calvin Tecson won the 200 medley relay for Gates Mills Hawken in 1:33.92. Hart, Tecson, John Byrne, and Rakovec also claimed the 400 freestyle relay at the end of the meet in a 3:08.09. Celina’s Justin FleagleGarrett WeiningerKeaton McMurray, and Mason Baker took the middle relay, the 200 freestyle in 1:25.67.

Xenia Legacy Christian’s Eric Knowles won the 200 IM title in 1:49.61. Waynesville freshman Owen Conley touched second (1:51.87) and Dayton Carroll’s Connor Blatt was third (1:52.52). Knowles’ second win of the day came in the 500 freestyle where he finished just shy of the state record with a 4:24.57. Rakovec was runner up in 4:29.72.

New Philadelphia’s Sem Andreis won the splash and dash in 20.16. Freshman completed the podkum as Alliance’s Will Rose and Middletown Bishop Fenwick’s Adan Chaney posted times of 20.52 and 20.92. Andreis and Rose repeated their order of finish in the 100 with times of 44.49 and 45.35. Burt was third (45.94).

Bellbrook’s John Sampson cleared 50 seconds for the 100 backstroke victory with a 49.93. Fleagle was runner up (50.36). Ashland junior Hudson McDaniel was victorious in the 100 breaststroke in 55.90. In 56.77 Nate Goldfarb of Gahanna Columbus Academy was second.

Like their male teammates, the Gates Mills Hawken girls won the first and last relays of the meet. Crile HartLibby MillerSpencer Crawford, and Bainon Hart tied the state record in the 200 medley relay with a winning 1:44.22. Just .06 behind was Cincinnati Mariemont’s Cora DupreKate OverbeyBrooke Woellert, and Lainey Newman.

Crile Hart then set an individual state record in the 200 IM. The senior posted a 1:59.58. Her teammate Portia Del Rio Brown was out touched by Fairfield Cincinnati Christian’s Payton Keiner 2:04.61 to 2:04.67. Crile and Keiner were first and second again in the 100 backstroke, separated by only a tenth, going 54.24 and 54.34.

Bainon Hart claimed 50 freestyle runner up honors in 23.52. Columbus School for Girls senior Miranda Donley won the event in 22.49, just .06 shy of Margo Geer‘s state record. Donley also won the 100 freestyle (49.41). Dupre, only a sophomore, (49.53) was on her tail, also under 50 seconds.

Donley teamed up with Jordan Aurnou-RheesAlicia Donley, and Maggie Wagenbrenner to set a 200 freestyle relay state record of 1:34.45.

Isabelle Murray of Cleves Taylor snatched the 100 butterfly title with a 54.77. Cinicinnati Seven Hills’ Lucy Callard (4:54.13) and Tipp Citty Tippecanoe’s Arielle Arnett (4:59.82) both broke five minutes in the 500. A freshman from Baltimore Liberty Union, Logan Lawhorn, won the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.39.

Crile and Bainon Hart, Crawford, and Del Rio Brown posted a 3:28.00 to win the 400 freestyle relay at the end of the night.

Full results available here.

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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