VIDEO: YS swimmers clinch district titles, eye state tournament
- Published: February 20, 2011
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.