AquaBombers Bring Home State Title
It was pure excitement in Canton the weekend of February 22-23 as the AquaBombers swam to victory once again in the state swim finals.
The team was led by Senior Jack Hendricks who won the 500 free to earn St. Xavier's only individual championship on the Bombers' way to their fifth consecutive state championship and 34th overall. The 200 free relay team of Hendricks ('13), Cam Young ('13), Grant Johnson ('13) and Mitchell Frey ('15) swam to the top of the state as well with a time of 1.23.74.
The team effort was amazing as each swimmer gave it all they had in the pool to finish with an overall point total of 270, a total of 82 points more than second place finisher Upper Arlington. It was the first time since 2000 that the AquaBombers have scored in the big heat in every event at state. The team spirit extended into the stands as hundreds gathered at the 86th annual swim meet to cheer the AquaBombers on to victory.
Results from each race:
200 Yard Medley Relay: St. X Team 4th place with a time of 1:34.11 (Ian Wooley, Steve Russo, James Delgado and Grant Carr)
Men's 200 Yard Freestyle: Jack Hendricks 2nd with a time of 1:38.91, Cam Young 7th and Kevin Mosko 16th
Men's 200 Yard IM: James Delgado 5th (1:53.93), Mitchell Frey 6th (1:54.45)
Men's 50 Freestyle: Grant Johnson 6th (21.07)
Men's 100 Yard Butterfly: Ian Wooley 2nd (49.76)
Men's 100 Yard Freestyle: Grant Johnson 7th (46.27)
Men's 500 Yard Freestyle: Jack Hendricks State Champion with a time of 4:27.69, James Delgado 5th (4:34.08), Matt Slabe 13th and Kevin Mosko 16th
Men's 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Jack Hendricks ('13), Cam Young('13), Grant Johnson('13) and Mitchell Frey('15) State Champions with a time of 1:23.74
Men's 100 Yard Backstroke: Ian Wooley 3rd (49.98)
Men's 100 Yard Breaststroke: Steve Russo 5th (57.20)
Men's 400 Yard Free Relay: St. X Team 3rd place with a time of 3:05.97 (Jack Hendricks, Mitchell Frey, Ian Wooley and Grant Johnson)
The AquaBombers will be highlighted on High School Sports Insider! The show will have highlights from the State Swim Meet for Division 1 and 2.
The show debuts Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm, 9:30pm and 11:30pm on SportsTime Ohio, and on Tuesday at 5:30pm and 9:30pm on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (311 in SD, 1311 in HD). The show will re-air a number of times throughout the week as well check For show times on STO or here For show times on TWC SportsChannel. HSSI is a weekly, half-hour TV show of highlights and student interviews focused on Ohio schools.