Braves' Swimmers and Divers Advance to State, Eihausen breaks IHHS records

The Indian Hill Swim and Dive Team traveled to Oxford's Miami University Natatorium this past week to compete in the Ohio Southwest District Swim and Dive Championships.

The Dive Team competed on Monday, and junior Noah Vigran continued to steamroll the competition, winning the District crown with another >100 point victory. Noah has one more step to take, and he will do so next Thursday afternoon in Canton, Ohio at the State Championship. Noah will be joined in Canton by Lexi Magenheim, who took 4th place in the girls' competition, along with Annie Garrettson, 5th place.

The boys swam their Districts on Friday morning, and the competition was fierce. As usual, the Southwest District was the fastest of the 4 Ohio Districts, and the speed was palpable. District records were broken, and Indian Hill's junior Max Eihausen was in the middle of it all, breaking 2 IHHS records. Max first broke Mack Rice's 5 year old school record in the 200 free, finishing in 1:45.33, placing 8th at Districts. Eihausen took it up another step in the 500 free, finishing 4th in the District with a new IHHS record of 4:44.26, breaking a 22 year old record previously held by Doug Grebe. Max qualified for Thursday evening's Ohio State Championship in both the 200 free and 500 free, a sweet reward after missing his entire sophomore season due to injury.

Junior Captain Joe Dowling was the other individual State Qualifier for the Braves, swimming a blazing 54.16.... 100 backstroke to take 8th place at Districts. Joe has made a huge jump up in performance this year, and his State berth is a well deserved product of hard work.

The boys' team advanced 2 of their 3 relays to the State Championships. The 200 Medley Relay team of Joe Dowling (back), junior Sam Okum (breast), freshman Nick Bulas (fly), and freshman Devin Edwards (free) finished in 10th place in the mercurial SW District, good for 16th in the State, easily securing a berth in the Top 24 that will compete this Thursday evening in Canton.

The 400 Free Relay swam an inspired race, dropping 8 seconds since Sectionals, finishing on the podium in 5th place, with a time of 4:20.40. The relay consisted of Eihausen, Bulas, Okum, and Dowling. They are seeded 17th of the 24 State Qualifiers in D2, and they can go lower still this Thursday.

The girls took over Miami University's pool on Friday afternoon, and they too came ready to compete. Freshman Jillian Rice swam a great 500 Free race, finishing 9th in the District in 5:16.63. That performance punched Jillian's ticket to Canton, where she will be the lone individual Lady Braves' State Championship competitor.

The girls' 400 Free Relay team let it rip, finishing 8th in 3:45.44. That spot on the District Medalists' Podium qualified them for the State Championship. The team consisted of sophomore Brianna Yin, sophomore Jasmin Lau, freshman Jillian Rice, and senior Mary Kate Jutze.

There were a slew of other great performances by all of the other District Qualifying Braves, too many to recount, and it was a great day to be a Brave in the stands at Miami.

Please take the time to congratulate your 13 IHHS State Championship Qualifiers this Tuesday at school, and wish them luck as they board the bus for the long haul to Canton on Wednesday afternoon.

Go Braves!

2017-2018 Swim & Dive Team Photos

CHL Boys Swim & Dive Statistics

CHL Girls Swim & Dive Statistics

Swim Records

Boys
 
 
 
 
Girls
 
 
 
Event
Name
Time
Year
 
Event
Name
Time
Year
200 MR
Will Dowling
1:37.74
2013
 
200 MR
Alexandra Tracy
1:47.93
2012
 
Noah Brackenbury
 
 
 
 
Rachel McGoff
 
 
 
Jack Dowling
 
 
 
 
Hannah Vester
 
 
 
Sam Vester
 
 
 
 
Delaney Smith
 
 
200 Freestyle
Max Eihausen
1:45.33
2017
 
200 Freestyle
Amanda Smith
1:50.92
2007
200 Ind Medley
Mack Rice*
1:49.23
2012
 
200 Ind. Medley
Margaret Fish*
2:02.98
2008
50 Freestyle
Sam Vester
:21.09
2015
 
50 Freestyle
Alexandra Tracy
:23.60
2013
1 Meter Diving
 
 
 
 
1 Meter Diving
Brittany Hill
467.45
2005
100 Butterfly
Mack Rice
:50.49
2011
 
100 Butterfly
Amanda Smith*
:55.65
2007
100 Freestyle
Sam Vester
:45.71
2015
 
100 Freestyle
Rachel McGoff
:51.89
2013
500 Freestyle
Max Eihausen
4:44.26
2017
 
500 Freestyle
Amanda Smith
4:50.95
2006
200 Free Relay
Noah Brackenbury
1:28.09
2014
 
200 FreeRelay
Rachel McGoff*
1:35.84
2013
 
Will Dowling
 
 
 
 
Devin Landstra
 
 
 
Drew Rice
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Drerup
 
 
 
Sam Vester
 
 
 
 
Alexandra Tracy
 
 
100 Backstroke
Mack Rice
:50.17
2012
 
100 Backstroke
Alexandra Tracy
:55.23
2012
100 Breaststroke
Noah Brackenbury
:59.16
2014
 
100 Breaststroke
Jackie Rodriguez
1:05.70
2002
400 Free Relay
Brad Wymore
3:17.68
1995
 
400 Free Relay
Rachel McGoff
3:31.91
2013
 
Steve Barnes
 
 
 
 
Devin Landstra
 
 
 
Bill Spinnenweber
 
 
 
 
Delaney Smith
 
 
 
Doug Grebe
 
 
 
 
Alexandra Tracy
 
 
*State Record
 
 
 
 
*State Record
 
 
 
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