SHS swimmersshatter recordsin district meet


Staff report

The Sidney High boys swim team competed in the Division 1 District over the weekend, and did not qualify anyone to the state meet.

But head coach Mary Jannides called it a highly-successful meet for the Jackets anyway.

“Overall I thought it was a very successful meet as all the swimmers dropped time, as did the relays,” said Jannides. “Sidney graduates only two from the district qualifiers so we should be back to districts and hopefully state next year.”

Chase VanTilburgh swam his personal best of 21.96 in the 50-free to finish 11th and qualify for YMCA Nationals.

Logan Johnson broke a school record that had stood since 1986 in the 100 breaststroke. He swam his personal best of 1:02.56 and that broke the existing record of 1:03.15.

Another school record was broken by the medley relay team of Logan Searcy, Johnson, VanTilburgh and Collin McClain. They dropped more than two seconds off their previous best and finished in school-record time of 1:41.58.

McClain swam a personal-best in the 100 free in 49.72, and the 200 free relay team of Johnson, Elliot Wilson, McClain and VanTilburgh swam their best time of 1:30.97 to take 11th place.

Johnson swam his personal best in the 100 breaststroke and broke the school record, and the 400 free relay team of Wilson, Caleb Johnson, McClain and VanTilburgh swam a personal-best 3:29.5.