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WHS Swimmers State Contest

Posted on: February 22, 2019
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Results as of 2/22/2019:

Owen Conley is seated first in the 200 Free and 200 IM for finals tonight. 

Will Kelley finished 19th in his 100 Free. 

Audrey Conley is seated 2nd in the 500 Free and 11th in the 200 Free for finals tonight

The girls 200 Free relay ended up 21st. And the 400 Free Relay ended up 17th. Lindsey Worthington, Anicca Sivsov, Devyn Olson, and Audrey Conley.

Off to a great start! Hope to bring home some hardware tonight!

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Swimming results from this past weekend

Girls and Boys Preliminary Swims will be on Thursday 2/21 beginning at 5PM at the CT Branin Natatorium in Canton, OH.

Finals will take place on Friday, 2/22 beginning at 5PM. Qualifiers for the State Meet are listed below.


Event 43 – Girls 200 Yard Freestyle – DIVISION 2 – Seed 10 Audrey Conley FR Waynesville 1:53.31

Event 46 – Girls 100 Yard Butterfly – DIVISION 2 – Seed 19 Devyn Olson FR Waynesville 58.46

Event 48 – Girls 500 Yard Freestyle – DIVISION 2 – Seed 2 Audrey Conley FR Waynesville 4:53.43

Event 49 – Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay – DIVISION 2 – Seed 21 Waynesville 1:42.12

Event 52 – Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay – DIVISION 2 – Seed 18 Waynesville 3:45.14


Event 63 -  Boys 200 Yard Freestyle - DIVISION 2 - Seed 1 - Owen Conley JR Waynesville 1:40.17

Event 64 – Boys 200 Yard IM – DIVISION 2 – Seed 2 -  Owen Conley JR Waynesville 1:54.19

Event 67 – Boys 100 Yard Freestyle – DIVISION 2 – Seed 15 -  William Kelley JR Waynesville 49.10

Event 70 – Boys 100 Yard Backstroke – DIVISION 2 – Seed 21 - William Kelley JR Waynesville 55.49

Owen Coley eyes more state hardware!  Other Waynesville swimmers hoping to grab a state title. 

Read below article in Dayton Daily News by Greg Billing, Contributing Writer:
A new champion will be crowned in the 500-yard freestyle at the Division II state meet next week. But those swimming the 200 free are on notice: watch out for Waynesville junior Owen Conley. Conley won a pair of state championships last season in the 200 individual medley and that 500 free title. This season he elected to drop down from the 500 free to the 200 free. Conley competes in both at the D-II district championships at Miami University today. The top times advance to the state meet next week in Canton. “Owen has switched events so it’s going to be a harder double for him,”  Waynesville coach Veronica Cassidy said. “We’re looking for him to do it again.” 

And he might not be alone. Freshman Audrey Conley enters the district meet with the fifth best time in the state in the 200 free and eight-best time in the 500 free. “Audrey is looking really good,” Cassidy said. “She might be another one looking to grab a title as well.” 

Teammates joining them in individual events at the district meet are junior William Kelley (100 free, 100 back), junior Nate Eshler (200 free), senior Lindsey Worthington (50 free), Anicca Sivsov (50 free, 100 back), freshman Hannah Krumholtz (100 breaststroke) and freshman Devyn Olson (100 fly, 200 IM). “Just a hard work ethic mixed with a lot of fun,” Cassidy said. “We’ve got a pretty strong tradition at Waynesville. Any time the kids join they realize that and put the work in to make sure it continues.” They have to in order to compete at the district meet. The Southwest district is the toughest in the state and serves as quality preparation for Canton. “The Southwest district is as fast, if not faster, than the state meet sometimes,” Cassidy said. “To qualify it’s really difficult. Everyone is vying for those coveted spots for state. The Southwest is insane and always has been. ... I think that’s an advantage for the Southwest district.   As competitive as we are down here that prepares us really well for the state meet.”

The Division II meet is today with the boys swimming at 10:45 a.m. and the girls at 5:45 p.m. The D-I meet is Saturday with the same schedule. The top two finishers in each event automatically qualify for next week’s state meet in Canton. The next 16 state qualifiers are determined from the top times at all the district meets.


Waynesville Athletics has had an amazing weekend, including the swim team.  See the article below from Dayton Daily News.  

News and updates will be posted on the meet at Miami University as soon as they become available.

Dayton Daily News article

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Congratulations to our district qualifying swimmers who will advance to compete at Miami University this coming weekend.

The following boys will be competing this Friday with competition beginning at 10:45am:

  • Owen Conley – 200 IM, 200 Freestyle
  • Nate Eshler – 200 Freestyle
  • Will Kelley – 100, Freestyle, 100 Backstroke
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Will Kelley, Nate Eshler, Kevin Hutcherson, Owen Conley
  • 400 Freestyle Relay - Will Kelley, Nate Eshler, Kevin Hutcherson, Owen Conley

The following girls will be competing this Friday with competition beginning at 5:45pm:

  • Audrey Conley – 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle
  • Devyn Olson – 200 IM, 100 Butterfly
  • Annica Sivsov – 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke
  • Lindsey Worthington – 50 Freestyle
  • Hannah Krumholtz – 100 Backstroke
  • Kate Handle – 100 Butterfly (alternate)
  • 200 Medley Relay – Lindsey Worthington, Hannah Krumholtz, Kate Handle, Anna Parry
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Devyn Olson, Lindsey Worthington, Annica Sivsov, Audrey Conley
  • 400 Freestyle Relay - Devyn Olson, Lindsey Worthington, Annica Sivsov, Audrey Conley