Girl swimmers qualify for state


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Allison Streb (12) smiles during swim practice.

The regular portion of the girls swim season may be over, but a few OHS swimmers have qualified for the state meet.

One of them is Meg Heveroh (10), who has dominated in the pool, setting new school records in the 200-meter freestyle and the 100-meter freestyle. She qualified for state in three events but is not expected to compete because of an ankle injury.

With the absence of Heveroh, OHS will still be represented by Allison Streb (12), Maddie Poertner (11), Sarah Daues (11), and Jenna Frisella (11) swimming the 200-meter relay race.

“I am excited to go to state again,” said Streb, who is going to state for the fourth time. “If we don’t do well, it is just fun to go.”

The OHS swim team finished with a 5-8 record in dual events. This year there were 45 girls who started the season with the team compared to 33 from last season.

According to Daues the additions to the team were both good and bad. “There was a lot of young talent that was able to rise up during the season,” she said. But, on the other hand, “because of the large numbers it is harder for everyone to get their time in the water.”

The state qualifiers will compete at State on Feb. 15-17, at the St. Peters Rec Complex.