CANTON, Ohio — Talk about saving your best for last.
River Valley junior Trenton Wolfe landed two top-10 finishes while setting a pair of personal-best times in two different events Saturday at the 2013 Division II OHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships held at C.T. Branin Natatorium on the campus of Canton McKinley High School in Stark County.
Wolfe — a three-year state qualifier — posted the fastest times of his respective career in both the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle events, which ended up being good enough for 20 points and a four-way tie for 30th place on the team scoreboard.
Wolfe’s efforts allowed the Raiders to finish even with Bay Village, Cuyahoga Heights and Youngstown Ursuline for the 30th spot, and a total of 58 teams scored at least one point at the Division II meet.
Wolfe earned 13 points and the second podium finish of his career in the 200 freestyle, posting a sixth-place time of 1:43.27. It is the highest-ever finish for Wolfe at the state level and the second podium finish for Wolfe in this event.
Wolfe — who placed 10th last year in the 500 freestyle contest — earned seven points with another 10th place finish in this year’s 500 with a time 4:46.41.
Dayton Oakwood won the D-2 boys team title with 288 points, followed by Hunting Valley University with 169 points and Gates Mills Hawken with 157 points. Gates Mills Hawken also won the D-2 girls competition with 321 team points.
Complete results of the 2013 OHSAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships are available on the web at ohsaa.org