WORTHINGTON — The Mount Vernon boys and girls swimming teams qualified for 11 events in the 2014 OHSAA Central District championships with their performances at the Division I Section 3 meet at The Worthington Pool on Saturday.
The boys team led the way with eight qualifying times. Robert Williams and Victor Lowe, the Yellow Jackets leaders all season, each qualified in two individual events. Williams, a junior, won the team’s only victory at Sectionals, taking first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.6. He was also second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.46). Lowe, a senior, qualified in third place in the 50-yard freestyle (22.15) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (50.17).
Nick Hull was the only other individual qualifier with his fifth-place effort in the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.54).
Williams, Lowe and Hull also picked up district spots in two relays, combined with Konnor Dingman. They were third in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:27.47) and fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:34.13). The final relay spot went to Garrett Rhodeback, Keith Robinson, Nicholas Jones and Wesley Gates in the 200 medley relay (8th, 1:57.26).
The Jacket girls won district places in three different relays. Saige Devlin, Casey Miglin, Mary Helen Lowe and Sierra Silverwood had the team’s top qualifying place, fourth, in the 400 freestyle relay (4:03.34). Two teams qualified in ninth place: Lowe, Danaye Nixon, Miglin and Maggie Parshall in the 200 medley relay (2:02.89); and Devlin, Silverwood, Parshall and Leah Paxton in the 200 freestyle relay (1:51.03).