Northern Kentucky Clippers Win Ohio Junior Olympics

Clippers 2015 champs
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The Northern Kentucky Clippers won the 2015 Ohio LC Junior Olympics in a tight battle with the Ohio State Swim Club in Oxford, Ohio this past weekend. The Clippers topped the LSC championship meet with 2735 points, narrowly edging OSSC’s 2635 points.

The Clippers victory was aided by standout performances from a number of state champions, high point award winners, LSC record-breakers, and two age groups winning their overall age group championships.

Clipper siblings Seth Young and Callie Young won the Male and Female Swimmers of the Meet. Seth also won the 11-12 boys’ High Point Award, while Callie took home the 9-10 girls’ High Point Award. Their teammate, Allie Piccirillo, was awarded the 13-14 girls’ High Point Award.

The Clippers’ 11-12 boys and girls also won their respective age groups in the team’s championship cause.

Other highlights from the meet included the Cincinnati Marlins setting a National Age Group record in the boys’ 13-14 400-meter medley relay. The relay, comprised of Carson Foster, Jake Foster, Matthew Sims, and Jacob McDonald bested the Marlins’ own record set last year with a 4:03.15. That record was broken the next day by Dynamo Swim Club.

The meet did see one Olympic Trials qualifying time from Ohio State Swim Club’s Janessa Mathews in the girls’ 13-14 100-meter breast. Her 1:10.98 bested the Trials cut by more than half a second.

A handful of LSC Records were broken at the meet:

9-10 Girls 10&U 200-meter free: Callie Young – 2:22.23

9-10 Girls 200-meter IM: Callie Young – 2:40.36

11-12 Girls 400-meter free: Mariah Denigan – 4:28.60

11-12 Boys 200-meter IM: Seth Young – 2:19.46

11-12 Boys 200-meter free: Seth Young – 2:04.04

13-14 Girls 100-meter breast: Janessa Mathews – 1:10.98

13-14 Girls 200-meter Medley Relay – Kate Saczawa, Janessa Mathews, Mia Lachey, McKayla Moffat (Ohio State Swim Club) – 2:01.55

13-14 Boys 100-meter breast: Jake Foster – 1:05.15

13-14 Boys 400-meter IM: Jake Foster – 4:36.08

13-14 Boys 200-meter Fly: Jake Foster – 2:08.74

13-14 Boys 200-meter IM: Jake Foster – 2:10.01

13-14 Boys 200-meter Breast: Jake Foster – 2:19.19

13-14 Boys 200-meter Medley Relay: Carson Foster, Jake Foster, Matthew Sims, Kevin Thibodeaux (Cincinnati Marlins) – 1:50.60

13-14 Boys 200-meter Free Relay: Kevin Thibodeaux, Matthew Sims, Carson Foster, Jake Foster – 1:41.37