Massie’s Storm 15th in 100 back


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Gracie Storm finished in a tie for 15th place Friday in the 100-yard backstroke at the 40th annual Div. II Ohio State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships in Canton.


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CANTON — Gracie Storm set a school record and finished in a tie for 15th place in the 100-yard backstroke Friday in the B Final at the 40th annual Ohio State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships at McKinley’s CT Branin Natatorium.

Storm, a junior at Clinton-Massie High School, finished 16th in the 100 back among 24 swimmers in Thursday’s preliminary heats with a time of 59.11 seconds.

On Friday, Storm went just a tick faster, clocking 58.97 seconds in the B Final and finished in a tie for 15th with a swimmer from Mariemont High School.

The previous school record was 59.04, which Storm set at the district meet a week ago at Miami University.

“She swam well,” CM coach Kacie Jenkins said. “She came off the walls really good and had a great kick and a great finish.”

Storm qualified for the state meet in both the 100 backstroke and the 500 freestyle. She is a three-time state qualifier in the 500 free and now a two-time qualifier in the 100 back.

“I know it’s going to be a goal to make it to the top eight, that A Final her senior year,” Jenkins said.

Storm did not advance to either final in the 500 free as a freshman nor did she advance to the finals in the 500 free or 100 back as a sophomore last season.

Gracie Storm finished in a tie for 15th place Friday in the 100-yard backstroke at the 40th annual Div. II Ohio State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships in Canton.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_SW_cm_storm1.jpgGracie Storm finished in a tie for 15th place Friday in the 100-yard backstroke at the 40th annual Div. II Ohio State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships in Canton. Courtesy Photo

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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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