Swimmers from Oldham County schools competed in the KHSAA swimming and diving state championship meet Feb. 22 and 23 at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.
North Oldham placed 10th with 80 points. Oldham County tied for 37th with six points. Sacred Heart Academy won the state championship with 568 points.
200 yard medley relay- North Oldham’s Lauren Ashton, Halle Stivers, Brooke Payne and Chloe Evans finished first in 1:50.21.
200 yard freestyle- Ashton finished seventh with a time of 1:53.73.
“Both of my races in the morning were better than I swam tonight,” Ashton said. “I was looking for a little bit more tonight, but it was my last meet as a high school swimmer, so overall I was happy with being here and the atmosphere.”
50 yard freestyle- Payne placed fifth in the consolation final in 24.84.
100 yard freestyle- Payne finished fourth in 54.30 in the consolation final.
“I did better in the morning than I did tonight in the consolation finals,” Payne said. “The competition tonight was really fast.”
500 yard freestyle- Lauren Hays finished seventh with a time of 5:14.52 in the consolation final.
200 yard freestyle relay- Hays, Kate Neville, Abby Schultz and Chloe Evans placed sixth in 1:44.93 for North Oldham in the consolation final.
100 yard backstroke- Ashton placed second in 58.28 in the consolation final.
400 yard freestyle relay- Hays, Payne, Stivers and Ashton finished fifth in 3:39.48 for North Oldham.
“We really pulled it together on the last relay,” Ashton said. “All of us were looking to have a strong swim as a team.”
North Oldham placed 10th with 80 points.
200 yard medley relay- Harrison Albright, Jordan Parker, Will Tarvestad and Jake Lundquist placed first in the consolation heat for North Oldham in 1:38.96.
50 yard freestyle- Tarvestad finished as the state runner-up, placing second in 20.22. After winning the state championship as a freshman and junior, Tarvestad was defeated by Trinity’s Hunter Tapp in 19.93.
“He [Tarvestad] has had a rough season, he has been sick and battling injuries,” North Oldham coach Charlie Edmiston said. “The biggest thing I took away was his maturity and the ability to still be able to compete at a high level.”
100 yard freestyle- Tarvestad was the state runner-up for the second straight year, placing second in 45.18. Tapp won the state championship in 43.16.
200 yard freestyle relay- North Oldham’s Tarvestad, Noah Miesner, Lundquist and Albright placed fifth in 1:30.10.
Overall it was a great season for the Mustangs female and male swimmers with many great accomplishments. Way to finish strong Mustangs!