Bulldogs Swimmers break multiple records with top finishes at SW District Meet

02/26/2016

Amazing and outstanding describe the experience of Bulldog wins at this year's Districts held at Miami University Natatorium Oxford Ohio.  Of our five swimmers who moved up from Sectionals all of them made a new history as several school records and top finishes occurred.

Team captain, Aman Ngqakayi, lead the Friday morning effort finishing seventh in the 100 Yd Freestyle; 48:10.  For this finish he was honored by being among the top eight honored in a special ceremony on the winner's podium.  He was our first swimmer to earn a berth in the next level state tournament to be held in Canton Ohio.  Then Aman completed his day with his best finish in the 100 Yd Breaststroke and the District Champion Title with a time  breaking the one minute barrier; 59.68.  After his second visit to the podium his win ensured he would continue to the state level in two events.  His combined score for these two events was 32 points, enough to give Yellow Springs a 19th place overall out of 33 Boys teams in District

Our four Girl Bulldog's started District on Friday evening and scored 40 team points along with setting two school, and two additional personnel best times(PRs).  Team captain, Olivia Chick led the way with two first places and the District Champion title in both her events resulting in trips to the podium and follow on trips to the announcers table to be interviewed for local TV station.  Her first event was the 200 Yd Freestyle; 1:50.52 a PR as well as a new Yellow Springs School record which was held by her sister, Erika from 2011.  Her effort in the 100 Yd Freestyle also went just as well as her finish of 50.98 garnered a second PR and inproved her own  Yellow Springs School record.  Our second girl competing in individual events was Eden Spriggs, who had just recovered from being sick.  She was able to hold her own finishing with a 1:07.19 in the difficult 100 Yd Butterfly.

 

Finally, the relays put the topping on the District cake as the team of Olivia Chick, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn Team Captain, Charlotte Walkey, and Eden Spriggs, competed in the 200 Yd Freestyle and the 400 Yd Freestyle Relays.  The 200 Yd Freestyle Relay was the real story as the Bulldog Girls swam their hearts out resulting in an 18 year old YSHS record falling by .58 seconds.  The 400 Yd Freestyle Relay was also great as the season record for this event fell by over two seconds.  Combined team scores of both the girls and boys totaled 72 points, 18th place out of the 46 teams we vied against.  The bulldogs had a strong showing in this year's District tournament for Yellow Springs.

 

Looking at the last rung of the ladder both Aman Ngqakayi and Olivia Chick will see more action as they compete in the State finals in Canton Ohio starting Thursday this week. Aman is seeded 5th in the 100 Yd breaststroke and 12th in the 100 Yd freestyle.  Olivia is seeded 2nd in the State for both the 100 Yd freestyle and the 200 Yd Freestyle.

 

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Raw Data:

 

Miami University Aquatic Center 2016 OH OB SW D2 District Meet - 2/15/2016 Miami University

Name Y r School Finals Time

 

Results - Boys

 

Event 67 Boys 100 Yard Freestyle Division II

7 Ngqakayi, Aman M SR YSP 48.10  22.2 25.9 12 Points

 

Event 71 Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke Division II

1 Ngqakayi, Aman M SR YSP 59.68  20 Points

 

Results - Girls

 

Event 43 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Division II

Past Records - Dist Meet: 1:47.68 ! 2/20/2015 Alexandra N Wooden; POOL: 1:46.66 P 12/1/1996 Shannon Shakespeare

1 Chick, Olivia L JR Yellow Springs 1:50.52 - 24.74 27.77 29.11 28.90 - 20 Points  - New Yellow Springs School Record; Cut 1.09 seconds PR Cut .14 seconds(Jody please check this set of stats?)

 

Event 46 Girls 100 Yard Butterfly Division II

Past Records - Dist Meet: 55.51 ! 2/15/2014 Lydia Pocisk; POOL: 53.26 P 3/2010 Rachel Heim

31 Spriggs, Eden A FR Yellow Springs 1:07.19 - 30.81 36.38

 

Event 47 Girls 100 Yard Freestyle Division II

Past Records - Dist Meet: 50.15 ! 2/20/2015 Alexandra N Wooden; POOL: 49.59 P 2/16/2001 Tami Ransom

1 Chick, Olivia L JR Yellow Springs 50.98 - 24.40 26.58 - 20 Points New Yellow Springs School Record - Cut .27 seconds PR Cut .27 seconds 

 

Event 49 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Division II

Past Records - Dist Meet: 1:36.84 ! 2/2013 Cin Indian Hill; POOL: 1:30.05 P 3/2010 Ohio University A Donovan, C Bower, R Heim, L Falk

22 Yellow Springs A 1:51.88 1) Chick, Olivia L JR 2) Brintlinger-Conn, Olivia JR 3) Walkey, Charlotte SR 4) Spriggs, Eden A FR

24.45 1:27.43  New Yellow Springs School Record Cut .58 seconds

 

Event 52 Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Division II

Past Records - Dist Meet: 3:30.62 ! 2/2013 Day Oakwood; POOL: 3:20.65 P UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN   

23 Yellow Springs A 4:10.31  1) Chick, Olivia L JR 2) Brintlinger-Conn, Olivia JR 3) Walkey, Charlotte SR 4) Spriggs, Eden A FR

25.60 53.96 33.23 1:08.8130.86 1:05.72 29.61 1:01.82

 

Combined Team Scores

Combined Team Scores - Division II - Through Event 150

1. Cincinnati Mariemont 436.5

2. Cincinnati Seven Hills 425

3. Dayton Oakwood 406.5

4. Cincinnati Wyoming 359.5

5. Cincinnati Indian Hill 311

6. Dayton Carroll 235

7. Bellbrook 233

8. Tipp City Tippecanoe 220

9. Kettering Archbishop Alter 195.5

10. Cincinnati Madeira 156

11. Versailles 129

12. Cincinnati Summit Country Day 128

13. Cleves Taylor 109

14. Middletown Bishop Fenwick 106

15. Bellefontaine 82.5

16. Dayton Chaminade Julienne 82

17. Waynesville 78

18. Yellow Springs 72

19. Oxford Talawanda 70

20. Cincinnati Country Day 69

21. Troy Christian 63

21. Eaton 63

23. Springfield Shawnee 54.5

24. Fairfield Cincinnati Christian 44

25. Xenia Christian 40

26. Greenville 39

27. Lewistown Indian Lake 33

27. Wilmington 33

29. St Bernard Roger Bacon 30

29. Dayton Miami Valley 30

31. Springfield Kenton Ridge 28.5

32. Cincinnati Archbishop McNichol 28

33. Monroe 27

34. Springfield Northeastern 25.5

35. Cincinnati Clark Montessori 25

36. Bethel-Tate 22

37. Piqua 20

38. Hamilton Badin 19

39. Springfield Catholic Central 17

39. Tipp City Bethel 17

41. Miamisburg Dayton Christian 16

42. New Richmond 15

43. Brookville 14

44. Clarksville Clinton-Massie 13

45. Germantown Valley View 7

46. Cincinnati Hills Christian Aca

State Seeds

Aman is seeded 5th in the 100 Breast, and 12th in the 100 Free.

Olivia is seeded 2nd in the 100 free and 2nd in the  200 Free.