Storm to make 3rd trip to Canton


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Gracie Storm, a junior at Clinton-Massie, qualified for the state swim meet in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.


OXFORD — Clinton-Massie’s Gracie Storm has qualified for the state swim meet for a third time in her CMHS career, earning spots in Canton in both the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.

None of the swimmers from Wilmington High School were able to qualify for the state meet during the Div. II Southwest District meet at Miami University.

Storm, a junior, finished 13th in the 100 back in 59.04 seconds. She was ninth in the 500 free in 5:12.99.

Going into the Div. II state meet at Canton McKinley’s CT Branin Natatorium on Thursday, Storm ranks 19th in the 500 free and 18th in the 100 back.

“She has worked very hard this year and her attitude throughout the season and going into districts has been incredible,” said CM coach Kacie Jenkins. “Before districts we were talking about where she is seeded and she said, “I’m not worrying about it at all. I’m just going to swim fast and have fun.’ And that’s exactly what she did.”

For the WHS boys, the 400-yard freestyle relay team of senior Austin Carey, Harrison Law, Sam Osborn and sophomore Andrew Moyer was 10th overall in 3:32 while the 200-yard freestyle relay of Carey, Law, Osborn and freshman Ricky Dungan was 15th in 1:36.1.

Carey advanced to the district meet in two events — he was 24th in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.21 seconds and 19th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.18.

Law was 27th in the 100-yard butterfly in 59.14 seconds and Osborn was 30th in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.39 seconds. Both are sophomores.

For the WHS girls, the 200-yard medley relay of senior Alyssa Lewis, junior Allison Dooley, sophomore Morgan Bahr and junior Brianna Gilbert was 18th in 2:02.11.

Dooley, Bahr, Gilbert and Lewis went 4:00.09 and finished 14th in the 400 yard free relay.

Lewis was 11th in the 50-yard free, clocking a 25.2. The final state qualifying time was 25.11. Then in the 100-yard free, Lewis clocked 55.0 and finished 14th. The final state qualifying time was 54.82.

Dooley was 28th in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:29.1 and 26th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.03.

Gracie Storm, a junior at Clinton-Massie, qualified for the state swim meet in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_DSC03810-1.jpgGracie Storm, a junior at Clinton-Massie, qualified for the state swim meet in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.

By Mark Huber

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Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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