ATHENS, Ohio — The swimming programs at River Valley and Gallia Academy are each sending four competitors to the district level following completion of Saturday’s Division II southeast sectional swimming and diving tournament held at the Ohio University Aquatic Center in Athens County.
The Raiders had four boys qualify for districts in a total of four events, while the Blue Angels will be represented at the district level by four girls in three separate events. Each program qualified for two relays and also had at least one sectional championship individually.
Trenton Wolfe qualified for districts in four different events, as the junior won a pair of sectional titles individually in the 200-yard Freestyle (1:48.44) and 500-yard Freestyle (4:57.80) events. Wolfe also holds the fastest qualifying times in each of those events at the district level.
Wolfe also teamed up with Ben Ball, James Jackson and Dean Lollaathin to qualify for districts in a pair of relays. The quartet placed fifth in both the 200 Medley Relay (2:04.31) and also the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:47.99).
Naomi Sebastian qualified for districts in three different events for GAHS, as the senior won an individual sectional title in the 100-yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:23.14. Her winning mark is also the slowest qualifying time at the district level.
Sebastian also teamed up with Marina Ortego-Carrascal, Meghan McDaniel and Olivia Rees to qualify in a pair of relays. The quartet placed fourth in the 200 Medley Relay (2:20.32) and sixth in the 400 Freestyle Relay (4:48.70).
These eight competitors will begin their quests for a state berth this Friday and Saturday at the Division II Central-East-Southeast District Tournament held at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Complete results of the 2013 Division II Southeast Sectional swimming and diving tournament are located on the web at ohsaa.org