Twinsburg swimming sees season end at district meet

by Steve Batko | Correspondent Published:

District swimming at the Division I level is no cake walk and the Twinsburg swimming and diving program found that out at the Feb. 11 District Championships at Cleveland State University's Busbey Natatorium.

The Tigers boys and girls teams had a host of district qualifiers in the swimming and diving competition, but none qualified for states.

The top two individuals/relays in each swimming event and the top seven divers from districts advanced to the State Championships on Feb. 21-23 at Canton's Branin Natatorium.

Sixteen at-large swimming qualifiers will be selected on the basis of times recorded in all district tournaments statewide. That is where Twinsburg fell short.

For the boys, junior Jumal Afzal placed 20th overall in the one-meter diving competition.

Afzal had a preliminary score of 142.45, which was 18th overall. In the semifinals, he placed 20th with a mark of 204.40.

A trio of seniors for the girls' squad also performed at the CSU District.

In the 100 butterfly, senior Sam Stauffer placed 21st overall with a time of 1:03.30.

Senior Elizabeth Schafer was 23rd overall in the 200 free with a clocking of 2:03.18. Schafer was also 27th in the 500 free (5:32.54).

In the 100 butterfly, placing 31st overall was senior Brooke Calvetta at 1:05.17. Stauffer also placed 38th in the 50 free (26.26).

Hannah McKenzie and Rachael Adkins also competed in district diving competition as did Adam Kane for the boys.

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