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Spartan Swim Rock It at the State Swimming and Diving Championships!

Posted on: February 26, 2018
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Update:   2-26-2018:

Spartan Swimmers Rock It at the State Swimming and Diving Championships! A team of 8 swimmers, the largest contingent ever in the history of Spartan swimming, traveled to Canton, Ohio to participate in the state championships. Kierstyn Cassidy started the team off with a 7th place finish in the 200 Freestyle and a come from behind 5th place finish in the 500 Freestyle. The girls 200 Free relay team (Parks, Meredith, Worthington, KCassidy) placed 23rd and their 400 Free relay team placed 22nd! The boys team was led by Owen Conley who grabbed 2 state titles!! The first in the 200 Individual Medley which was also a new state record. His second title was done in an exciting race to the finish in the 500 Freestyle. The boys 400 Free Relay (Conley, Shinkle, Eshler, Kelley) team ended the finals session with a great 16th place showing! Congratulations to all the swimmers on representing Waynesville with amazing races and sportsmanship!

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female swimmers biting medals

Update:  Feb. 21, 2018

8 Spartan Swimmers Qualify for the State Championships


Girls Relay 200 & 400 Free 
Kylee Meredith, Lindsey Worthington, Kierstyn Cassidy, Sam Parks 

Boys Relay 200 & 400 Free
Nate Eshler, Owen Conley, Tanner Shinkle, Will Kelley

Individual Qualifiers
Kierstyn Cassidy - 200 Free and 500 Free
Owen Conley - 200IM and 500 Free

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swim team

Update:  2-13-2018:

Spartan swimmers made a huge splash at sectionals this past weekend qualifying 9 swimmers to districts on Friday. Leading the way for the Spartans was Owen Conley and Kierstyn Cassidy both grabbing double sectional titles in their individual events. Both the girls and boys relays qualified in the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay. District Championships are Friday the 16th at Miami University. 


Top Performers

200 Medley Relay 4th place - Cassidy, Ball, Handle, Parry
200 Freestyle 1st place - Kierstyn Cassidy
200 IM 7th place - Anna Parry
50 Freestyle 3rd place - Sam Parks
100 Butterfly 4th place - Kylee Meredith
100 Freestyle 3rd place - Sam Parks
500 Freestyle 1st place - Kierstyn Cassidy
500 Freestyle 5th place - Teagan Cassidy
200 Free Relay 2nd place - Parks, Meredith, Worthington, KCassidy
100 Backstroke 2nd place - Kylee Meredith
100 Breaststroke 2nd place - Sabrina Ball
400 Free Relay 1st place - Parks, Meredith, Worthington, KCassidy

200 Freestyle 7th place - Nate Eshler
200 IM 1st place - Owen Conley
200 IM 6th place - Will Kelley
50 Freestyle 4th place - Tanner Shinkle
100 Freestyle 5th place - Tanner Shinkle
500 Freestyle 1st place - Owen Conley
200 Free Relay 3rd place - Kelley, Shinkle, Eshler, Conley
100 Backstroke 3rd place - Will Kelley
400 Free Relay 2nd place - Shinkle, Kelley, Eshler, Conley

Congratulations to all!

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Update 1-9-2018:
After braving negative degree temperatures at 8am in the morning on a frozen bus the Spartan Swimmers lit up the pool at the Princeton Invitational last Saturday. Two meet records set and several personal best times heated up the day. Leading the way, Kierstyn Cassidy snagged two individual wins with one in meet record fashion in the 500 freestyle. Owen Conley followed shortly after grabbing a win and meet record in the 100 backstroke! Congratulations to both swimmers and the team!

Next meet is the largest high school meet of the season with over 2,500 swimmers competing in 9 different facilities over two days! Waynesville will be competing Saturday and Sunday morning at the Washington Township Rec Center beginning at 8am.

Girls Results
        200 Medley relay, 7th place - TCassidy, Ball, KCassidy, Parks
        200 Individual Medley, 1st place - Kierstyn Cassidy
        50 Freestyle, 6th place - Sam Parks
        100 Freestyle, 4th place - Sam Parks
        500 Freestyle, 1st place - Kierstyn Cassidy New Meet Record!
        200 Freestyle Relay, 6th place - KCassidy, Ball, Krumholtz, Parks

Boys Results
        200 Medley Relay, 5th place - Kelley, Shinkle, Conley, Eshler
        100 Freestyle, 2nd place - Owen Conley
        200 Freestyle Relay, 7th place - Conley, Shinkle, Eshler, Kelley
        100 Backstroke, 1st place - Owen Conley New Meet Record!