Mariemont Swim, Dive Teams Shine at CHL Championships
The Mariemont High School swimming and diving teams competed at the Cincinnati Hills League (CHL) championships last weekend and brought home several titles and medals.
Overall, the girls team won the league championship with a total score of 361 points, besting Indian Hill (301) and Wyoming (228). On the boy’s side, the Warriors finished third with 180 points.
Additionally, sophomore Jacqueline Young was named the CHL Swimmer of the Meet and head coach Henry Thoman took home CHL Coach of the Year accolades.
Young won a total of three CHL gold medals, including the 200 medley relay, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Joining Young on the winning relay team was senior Elizabeth Bonnell, senior Erin Kelly and freshman Lydia Eberlein.
Bonnell also earned individual gold in the 100 backstroke while Junior Nathan Cox won the CHL diving competition with a final score of 263.20.
Also earning top-three individual finishes for the Warriors were junior Abby Scheeser (second – 200 freestyle), junior Grace Bohl (third – 200 freestyle), junior Philip Forbes (second – 200 freestyle), Eberlein (second – 200 IM), junior Jonah Mikesell (second – 200 IM), Forbes (second – 100 butterfly), Bonnell (second – 500 freestyle), junior Will Fahnestock (second – 500 freestyle), Kelly (third – 100 backstroke) and Eberlein (third – 100 breaststroke).
In addition to the winning girls 200 medley relay team, Mariemont picked up top-three relay finishes in the girls 200 freestyle relay (Kelly/Bohl/Scheeser/freshman Ava Ellis – third), boys 200 freestyle relay (Mikesell/freshman Daniel Cooper/Fahnestock/Forbes – third), girls 400 freestyle relay (Bonnell/Ellis/Eberlein/Young – second) and the mixed 200 medley relay (Kelly/Mikesell/Bonnell/senior Bryce Kennedy – second).
Next up for the Warriors is the sectional competition at Princeton High School February 7-8.
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