The Mariemont City School District celebrated Leah Dupre Day on Tuesday, April 19. Mariemont High School senior Leah Dupre is the 2016 state champion in the 100m breaststroke.
Leah visited all four of the district's schools and answered her fellow students' questions and let them see her state medals.
"I love this day," said Tom Nerl, district athletic director. "We got to celebrate a student-athlete's outstanding accomplishments and take her to the other schools in the district so the younger Warriors get to see and hear about her hard work and accomplishments. All of the kids get excited to meet our champions. It's just a little something that we do as part of the Mariemont Experience."
It was another outstanding season for the Warrior swim teams.
Under the leadership of Head Swim Coach Kevin Maness and Head Diving Coach Ray Noble, the Warriors took 16 swimmers and divers (8 boys, 8 girls) to the State Championships in Canton, Ohio. Junior Charles Schooler finished 10th in diving and freshman Jacob Cox finished 19th. The varsity girls swim team, who once again captured the CHL Championship, Sectional Championship and District Championship, continued its march into the post season to a State Runner title in 2016. This is the girls second consecutive State Runner Up in swimming, and is quite an accomplishment for a school of Mariemont's size. The girls had a number of outstanding races: The 200 medley relay finished 2nd (Brooke Woellert, Sadie DeCamp, Leah Dupre, Lainey Newman), 2nd place in the 200 free relay (Leah, Rachel Munschauer, Lainey, Cora Dupre), 3rd Place in the 400 free relay (Brooke, Rachel, Cora, Nina Morgan), Sadie finished 14th in the 100 back, Brooke 12th in the 100 back and 4th in the 200 individual medley, Rachel 6th in the 100 free and 15th in the 100 back, Kate Overbey 10th in the 100 breaststroke, Cora 4th in the 100 free and 9th in the 200 free. The boys finished 10th in the 200 medley relay (Chris Spooner, Collin Widecan, Scott Overbey, Ian Mikesell), while Ian Mikesell 6th in the 100 breast.