By Kyle Shaner
February 23, 2014
CANTON — Mitchell Stover won Versailles’ first state championship in swimming as the Tiger boys placed 10th at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II state swimming meet.
Stover swam the 100-yard butterfly in 50.15 at finals to win the event.
Also, one school record was broken. The 400-yard freestyle relay with Stover, Michael Marshal, Cole Albers and Andrew Kramer swam the event in prelims in 3:16.73, breaking their previous record of 3:16.83 that was set on Feb. 14.
Prelims were held on Thursday and finals were held on Friday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
The top 20 team scores: 1st, Dayton Oakwood, 214 points; 2nd, Gates Mills Hawken, 185 points; 3rd, Cincinnati Wyoming, 167 points; 4th, Cincinnati Seven Hills, 161 points; 5th, University, 120 points; 6th, Oxford Talawanda, 113 points; 7th, Canfield, 107 points; 8th, Cincinnati Indian Hill, 98 points; 9th place, Dover, 83 points; 10th, Versailles, 71 points; 11th, Cincinnati Mariemont, 70 points; 11th place, Mansfield Ontario, 70 points; 13th, Granville, 69 points; 14th, Cincinnati Madeira, 68 points; 15th, Chagrin Falls, 54 points; 16th, Rocky River, 49 points; 17th, Lexington, 46 points; 17th, Gates Mills Gilmour, 46 points; 19th, Bay Village Bay, 40 points; 20th, Sandusky Perkins, 39 points.
Preliminary results for the Versailles High School boys are as follows. The top 16 places qualified for finals.
50-yard freestyle: 23rd place, Andrew Kramer, 22.51
100-yard butterfly: Mitchell Stover, 50.48
200-yard freestyle relay: Mitchell Stover, Michael Marshal, Cole Albers, Andrew Kramer, 1:28.70
100-yard backstroke: Mitchell Stover, 51.80
400-yard freestyle relay: Mitchell Stover, Michael Marshal, Cole Albers, Andrew Kramer, 3:16.73
Final results for the Versailles High School boys are as follows. The top eight received medals.
100-yard butterfly: 1st place (State Champion), Mitchell Stover, 50.15
200-yard freestyle relay: 7th place, Mitchell Stover, Michael Marshal, Cole Albers, Andrew Kramer, 1:29.22
100-yard backstroke: 6th place, Mitchell Stover, 51.93
400-yard freestyle relay: 10th place, Mitchell Stover, Michael Marshal, Cole Albers, Andrew Kramer, 3:17.48
The Versailles High School swim team is coached by Penny Cromwell, Travis Fliehman and Ed Ruhe. For more information about the swim team, visit its website at www.versailles.k12.oh.us, click on Athletics, click on Schedules and click on Swim.