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YSHS senior Elizabeth Malone finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly at states this week. Here she swims the 200-yard medley at last week's district tournament, where she won the 100 fly title. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

SPORTS SUNDAY – Swimmers bring home 7th place at states

Senior swimmers Erika Chick and Elizabeth Malone raced their final swims as Yellow Springs High School Bulldogs at the state finals on Friday night. They each brought home a top finish of seventh place.

For the fourth year in a row, Chick and Malone ended their season in the final heat of the state finals and within sight of a state title.

Malone finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (57.55) after taking the district title the week prior. Chick’s 1:54.16 finish in the 200-yard freestyle earned her seventh place. She was the runner-up in the event at districts.

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Erika Chick was the runner-up at districts in the 200-yard freestyle at district last week. She placed seventh at states (Photo by Megan Bachman)

 

Malone also swam the 200-yard medley at the state finals in 2:10.40. She finished in 10th place from the second heat. Chick almost matched her district lifetime best time in the preliminaries of the 100-yard freestyle, finishing with 53.67, in 18th place.

Together, Malone and Chick scored 31 points in their races. As a team, they finished in 19th place out of 44 participating schools.

Both swimmers have scholarships to swim at NCAA Division I colleges next year. Malone will swim for St. Bonaventure University and Chick will join the swim team at Cornell University.

See a photo gallery and video of the swimmers here.

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