Noah Vigran Wins State Diving Championship!!!

The Braves Swim and Dive Team made the 3.5 hour trek to Canton, Ohio this week, with coach Ray Noble's IHHS Diving Team arriving on Tuesday evening. Wednesday turned out to be a special day for IHHS, as a Brave climbed to the top of the podium and became a State Champion.

Junior Noah Vigran has been on a mission since he stood one rung below in 2016 when he was the Ohio D2 State Runnerup. This time, he snagged an early lead in the prelims, widened the margin in the semis, and then exploded with 2 great dives to close out the finals with a 78 point margin of victory.

Annie Garrettson and Lexi Magenheim were the girls' State Diving Qualifiers. While neither made it to the podium, both sophomores represented IHHS in stellar fashion all season long, and both will be back in 2018 for another shot at the prize.

The Swim Team rolled into Canton on Wednesday afternoon, led by their coaches John Galvin and Molly Hazelbaker.  After Wednesday night and Thursday morning warmup swims, they were ready for the cacophonous sweatbox that is Canton McKinley's Natatorium. 2,500 spectators packed the place and cheered for 4 hours of great swimming.  

At Thursday's preliminary competition, the boys' 200 Medley Relay team kicked off the night the right way, qualifying for the finals. The relay team consisted of Joe Dowling (back), Sam Okum (breast), Nick Bulas (fly), and Devin Edwards (free). They came back the next night and had a great finals race, leapfrogging 3 higher seeded teams to grab 13th place in the State.  Junior Max Eihausen swam 2 individual events in prelims, and he qualified for the finals in both the 200 free and 500 free. Max came back strong in Friday's finals, dropping time in both events and further lowering his IHHS record in the 500 free. Max took 11th in the State in the 500, and 14th in the 200. Congrats to Max!

State Qualifiers Magenheim, Rice, Yin, Jutze, Lau (not  pictured)Jillian Rice made it to the State Championships in the 500 free, and while she narrowly missed qualifying for Friday's finals, she capped off a great freshman year with a strong swim.  

Junior Joe Dowling was a State Qualifier in the 100 back after a great season. Joe didn't make the final, but I have no question that he will in 2018 given his big time drops since last season. Joe also did a great job as a team captain this year, and even amazingly convinced his relay teammates to pose for a picture for the parents on the pool deck, a shocking turn of events.

The girls' 400 Free Relay Team raced hard in Thursday's prelims, finishing just 3 spots out of a Finals spot. The team consisted of Brianna Yin, Jillian Rice, Hailey Magenheim, and Mary Kate Jutze.

The boys' 400 Free Relay Team also finished 3 spots out of the finals, a disappointment that will serve as motivation for the next year. The relay consisted of Max Eihausen, Sam Okum, Nick Bulas, and Joe Dowling.

As a team, the Braves finished 15th in the State in D2, a great accomplishment given their youth. The 2016-17 season was a great one for the Swim and Dive Teams. The coaches and senior leaders set the tone in establishing a "team" culture, the underclassman added some raw talent, Noah Vigran grabbed "The Ring" as a State Champion, Max Eihausen broke 2 school records, and the boys won the CHL for the first time in 22 years.

It's time to savor the year's accomplishments, set some goals for next year, and then immediately get to work on strength training to set the table for a great 2017-18 season.

Go Braves!

2016-2017 Swim & Dive Team Photos

CHL Boys Swim & Dive Statistics

CHL Girls Swim & Dive Statistics

State Swim Competitors

2014       2015                               
Competitor Event Time   Competitor Event  Time             
Elizabeth Drerup 50 free :24.29 (8th)   Elizabeth Drerup 50 free :24.87 (20th)
100 back :57.39 (8th)     100 back :56.80 (5th) 
Devin Landstra 50 free :23.79 (6th)   Devin Landstra 50 free :23.70 (3rd) 
  100 back :56.55 (6th)     100 back :56.98 (6th) 
Bridget Pavlick 500 free 5:19.18 (20th)   Grace Stimson 200 IM 2:13.62 (15th) 
Delaney Smith 50 free :24.81 (19th)     100 breast 1:09.21 (16th) 
  100 fly 1:01.20 (22nd)   Elizabeth Drerup
200 MR 1:49.78 (8th) 
Grace Stimson 200 IM 2:10.87 (7th)   Grace Stimson    
  100 breast 1:09.13 (18th)   Devin Landstra    
Sarah Vester 200 free 1:59.14 (21st)   Avery Pearson    
Elizabeth Drerup 200 MR 1:48.76 (4th)   Elizabeth Drerup  200 free 1:38.74 (7th) 
Grace Stimson       Grace Stimson    
Delaney Smith       Avery Pearson    
Devin Landstra       Devin Landstra    
Elizabeth Drerup 200 FR 1:37.54 (4th)   Bridget Pavlick 400 FR 3:44.04 (14th) 
Grace Stimson       Hailey Magenheim    
Delaney Smith       MaryKate Jutze    
Devin Landstra       Avery Pearson    
Sarah Vester 400 FR 3:48.43 (23rd)   Sam Vester 50 free :21.09 (2nd)
Avery Pearson         100 free :45.71 (3rd)
Connie Yin       Jack Dowling 500 free 4:57.96 (16th) 
Bridget Pavlick       Max Eihausen 200MR 1:40.66 (11th) 
Noah Brackenbury 200 IM 1:58.14 (7th)   Sam Okum    
  100 breast :59.90 (13th)   Jack Dowling    
Jack Dowling 500 free 4:50.03 (14th)   Sam Vester    
Will Dowling 100 back :56.08 (16th)        
Sam Vester 50 free :21.70 (10th)        
  100 free :47.08 (4th)        
Will Dowling 200 MR 1:38.03 (6th)        
Noah Brackenbury            
Jack Dowling            
Sam Vester            
Noah Brackenbury 200 FR 1:28.09 (4th)        
Will Dowling            
Drew Rice            
Sam Vester            
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2013 2012
Competitor Event Time   Competitor Event Time
Elizabeth Drerup 50 Free :24.67 (11th)   Hannah Vester 200 Free 1:53.76 (5th)
  100 Back :55.77 (4th)     500 Free 5:02.07 (4th)
Devin Landstra 50 Free :24.49 (8th)   Elizabeth Heinbach 200 IM 2:09.57 (8th)
  100 Back :58.48 (13th)     500 Free 5:10.85 (9th)
Rachel McGoff 200 IM 2:07.69 (9th)   Alexandra Tracy 50 Free :24.10 (3rd)
  100 Free :51.89 (6th)     100 Back :55.75 (2nd)
Delaney Smith 100 Fly :59.90 (19th)   Rachel McGoff 200 IM 2:11.94 (14th)
Grace Stimson 200 IM 2:16.11 (22nd)     100 Free :53.09 (10th)
  100 breast 1:10.37 (23rd)   Sarah Vester 200 Free 1:57.90 (19th)
Alexandra Tracy 50 Free :23.62 (3rd)     100 Back 1:00.60 (13th)
  100 Back :55.75 (3rd)   Delaney Smith 50 Free :25.34 (23rd)
Sarah Vester 200 Free 1:59.29 (21st)   Grace Stimson 200 IM 2:16.53 (24th)
  100 Back 1:00.82 (22nd)     100 Back 1:00.62 (14th)
Elizabeth Drerup 200 MR 1:51.59 (8th)   Alexandra Tracy 200 MR 1:49.70 (5th)
Grace Stimson       Rachel McGoff    
Delaney Smith       Hannah Vester    
Sarah Vester       Delaney Smith    
Rachel McGoff 200 FR 1:36.30 (2nd)   Rachel McGoff 200 FR 1:39.16 (9th)
Devin Landstra       Delaney Smith    
Elizabeth Drerup       Sarah Vester    
Alexandra Tracy       Hannah Vester    
Rachel McGoff 400 FR 3:31.91 (3rd)   Alexandra Tracy 400 FR 3:40.10 (10th)
Devin Landstra       Delaney Smith    
Delaney Smith       Elizabeth Heinbach    
Alexandra Tracy       Grace Stimson    
Noah Brackenbury 100 breast :59.59 (10th)   Mack Rice 200 IM 1:49.23 (1st)
Jack Dowling 200 Free 1:48.94 (20th)     100 Back 50.17 (2nd)
  100 Fly :53.53 (18th)   Noah Brackenbury 100 breast 1:00.87 (13th)
Will Dowling 100 Back :55.58 (21st)   Mack Rice 200 MR 1:38.16 (5th)
Sam Vester 100 Free :49.63 (24th)   Noah Brackenbury    
  100 BR 1:00.99 (19th)   Drew Rice    
Will Dowling 200 MR 1:37.89 (6th)   Sam Vester    
Noah Brackenbury            
Jack Dowling            
Sam Vester            
             
2011       2010    
Competitor Event Time   Competitor Event Time
Hannah Vester 200 Free 154.45 (7th)   Hannah Vester 200 Free 1:55.13 (7th)
  100 Free 53.73 (15th)     500 Free 5:06.06 (6th)
Elizabeth Heinbach 200 IM 2:08.59 (8th)   Alexandra Tracy 100 Back 59.30 (10th)
  500 Free 5:07.04 (6th)   Elizabeth Heinbach 200 IM 2:11.32 (8th)
Alexandra Tracy 50 Free 24.37 (8th)   Alexandra Tracy 200 MR 1:54.98 (18th)
  100 Back 57.58 (5th)   Elizabeth Heinbach    
Rachel McGoff 100 Free 53.87 (19th)   Hannah Vester    
  200 IM 2:14.84 (19th)   Sydney Winans    
Hannah Vester 200 FR 1:39.45 (6th)   Mack Rice 200 IM 1:53.75 (2nd)
Delaney Smith         100 Fly 51.18 (6th)
Rachel McGoff            
Alexandra Tracy            
Rachel McGoff 400 FR 3:36.47 (5th)        
Elizabeth Heinbach            
Hannah Vester            
Alexandra Tracy            
Mack Rice 200 IM 1:51.25 (1st)        
  100 Fly 50.49 (5th)        
Mack Rice 200 MR 1:42.19 (11th)        
Noah Brackenbury            
Drew Rice            
Will Brackenbury            
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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
Mack Rice
1:46.43
2012
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
Doug Grebe
4:45.93
1995
 
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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