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Elizabeth Malone, swimming the breast stroke as part of the 200-yard individual medley, qualified for states in two events.

Elizabeth Malone, swimming the breast stroke as part of the 200-yard individual medley, qualified for the state finals in two events. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

VIDEO: YS swimmers clinch district titles, eye state tournament

Photos and video by Megan Bachman

Bulldog swimmers Erika Chick and Elizabeth Malone were dominant at the Division II Southwest Ohio District Tournament on Saturday, clinching three district titles among them and each securing their spot in next weekend’s state finals. It will be the third trip to the state tournament for the Yellow Springs juniors.

Chick won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.61, which was both a new meet record and a personal record for Chick. She also swam her fastest time ever for the 500-yard freestyle, in 5:01.21. Malone also had saw her personal records shattered on the day. She took the district title with a 57.63 swim in the 100-yard butterfly. She swam the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.04, a personal record and a sixth place finish.

Chick automatically qualified for the state tournament in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle. Malone automatically qualified in the 100-yard butterfly and also qualified in the 200-yard medley due to her strong time.

Chick and Malone joined freshman swimmers Zoey McKinley and Rachel Meyer in the 200-yard medley relay at districts. They finished in 2:07.10.

See the Feb. 24 issue of the Yellow Springs News for the full story and more photos.

Zoey McKinley swam the breast stoke leg of the 200-yard medley relay.

Zoey McKinley swam the breast stoke leg of the 200-yard medley relay.


Erika Chick stood at the peak of the podium with a first place swim in the 200-yard freestyle.

Erika Chick stood at the peak of the podium with a first place swim in the 200-yard freestyle.


Elizabeth Malone dives from the platform at the start of the 200-yard individual medley.

Elizabeth Malone dives from the platform at the start of the 200-yard individual medley.


Malone was interviewed after clinching the district title in the 100-yard butterfly.

Malone was interviewed after clinching the district title in the 100-yard butterfly.


Chick set a district meet record with her 5:01.21 finish in the 500-yard freestyle.

Chick set a district meet record with her 5:01.21 finish in the 500-yard freestyle


Chick wore her metals proudly at the conclusion of the tournament, held at Miami University.

Chick wore her metals proudly at the conclusion of the tournament, held at Miami University.

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