MASON — Seven individuals and four relay teams from Clinton County qualified for the Division II swimming district meet to be held Friday at Miami University.
Wilmington’s Ali Dooley (200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke), Alyssa Lewis (50- and 100-yard freestyle) and Austin Carey (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke) each qualified for two events at the district meet as did Clinton-Massie’s Gracie Storm (100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle) and Drew Puckett (200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle).
Two other Hurricane individuals — Harrison Law (100-yard butterfly) and Sam Osborn (100-yard freestyle) — also qualified for the district meet.
Dooley and Lewis, along with Morgan Bahr and Brianna Gilbert, advanced to the district meet as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard individual medley relay teams.
Carey, Osborn and Law also advanced as part of the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. The trio swam with Drew Moyer in the 200 free and then with Daniel Freese in the 400 free.
Puckett’s 5:28 time in the 500 free is good enough for 18th among district qualifiers. His 2:02.91 time in the 200 was 32nd.
However, Puckett has prior commitments and will not be competing in the district meet.
All of the local swimmers advanced from the Mason sectional, one of five sectionals held Friday and Saturday. Thirty-two individuals and 24 relays total advanced to the district.
Eighteen swimmers from the district will qualify for the state championship meet.
Shawn covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.