Fosters Surge, But St. Xavier Boys, Mason Girls Win SW Ohio Classic

Brothers Carson Foster and Jake Foster combined for four individual meet records, but it wasn’t enough to take down Ohio powerhouse St. Xavier at the Southwest Ohio Classic. Meanwhile Springboro got a meet record and two wins from Maggie Clough, but the Mason girls still took home the team title.

Local weather played with the meet schedule, causing cancellations of several sites and a delay of some sessions. The meet runs across multiple host sites, with prelims split between various sites and all swimmers qualifying for one unified finals session. You can find full results of this short course yards, high school meet here.

Boys Meet

Swimming for Cincinnati Sycamore, the Foster brothers dominated the meet individually. Senior Jake won four events, snapping meet records in two of them. His 1:47.83 took down a meet record in the 200 IM, and is only about a second off the overall state record. Jake Foster also broke a meet record in the 100 breast (55.18) and won the 200 breast (2:01.02) and 400 IM (3:55.08).

Younger brother Carson, a junior, broke meet records in the 200 back and 200 fly. He was 1:44.89 in the 200 back and 1:45.88 in the 200 fly, winning both with ease. He chipped in wins in the 100 back (48.90) and 200 free (1:37.92) as well.

Sycamore won two of the four relays with help from the Foster brothers as well. The school’s 200 medley relay broke a met record in 1:30.68.

But Cincinnati St. Xavier’s depth proved too tough to overcome. One of the closer finishes of the meet came in the 400 medley relay, where St. Xavier punctuated a team points win by virtually touching out Sycamore 3:23.54 to 3:23.74 – ‘virtually’ because the relay was swum at different prelims locations.

St. Xavier won four other individual races: Kellen Roddy took the 500 free (4:36.66), Grady Wheeler the mile (15:19.94), Drew Morstadt the 50 back (26.14) and Jean-Pierre Khouzam the 100 fly (49.64). They also won two of the four relays.

Other multi-event winners were Mason’s Adam Chaney (50 free, 20.88; 100 free, 45.06) and Cincinnati La Salle’s Jack Connors (50 fly, 24.54; 100 IM 57.25).

Top 5 Teams:

  1. St. Xavier – 738
  2. Sycamore – 441
  3. Mason – 312
  4. Centerville – 192
  5. Seven Hills School – 182

Girls Meet

On the girls side, things looked much the same, with one team dominating the record books, but another winning the team title handily.

The Springboro girls filled the shoes of the Sycamore boys, cracking three meet records. Clough, a junior, won the 200 back in 1:58.59, breaking a meet record and winning by nearly four seconds. She would also win the 100 fly (57.47).

Springboro also won a pair of relays, breaking meet records. The 400 free relay went 3:28.45 for a new meet record, while the 200 medley team was 1:44.59 for a meet mark.

But the Mason girls won the other two relays and had three girls win individual titles to seal a team win. Their ticket to the top was the sprints: Mason went 1-2-3 in the 50 breast, led by sophomore Maggie Hojnacki‘s 31.89. Second in that event was senior Kara Alexander, who went on to win the 50 fly (27.33) with Hojnacki second. Mason also won the 200 breast with senior McKenzie Grau (2:20.37).

Cincinnati Mariemont’s Cora Dupre was the individual star of the meet, though. She won three titles, including a near-miss of the meet record in the 200 IM (2:01.30). Dupre, a senior, also won the 400 IM (4:24.29) and 100 free (50.47).

Top 5 Teams:

  1. Mason – 475
  2. Springboro – 332
  3. Centerville – 291
  4. Ursuline Academy – 253.5
  5. West Chester Lakota West – 186

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1 year ago

2 St X studs ducked the Fosters at finals Sunday night by scratching when they were going to swim them head to head.

Reply to  Amos
1 year ago

Fosters et al went to st x but never swam there
Different views on academics

Brock the Breastsroker
Reply to  Doconc
1 year ago


Reply to  Doconc
1 year ago

I mean, Jake was down between Stanford and Texas when he decided on Texas, I’m pretty sure…

Reply to  swimmerTX
1 year ago

Y’all, let’s remember that we’re talking about high school students here. Please don’t let your athletic rivalries turn into petty personal attacks.

Father Bradley
Reply to  Doconc
1 year ago


Reply to  Amos
1 year ago

Several injuries plagued the Aquabombers Sunday night, but their depth showed (especially in the distance events)

1 year ago

50 Fly Back and Breast, as well as 100 IM are JV events at this meet and do not count towards the final meet score

Reply to  Game
1 year ago

3/4 sycamore relay swimmers came from St. X.

Reply to  Anon
1 year ago

Maybe that should tell the Ohio high school swimming community how st.x treats club swimmers who wish to swim at an elite level AND represent their high school swim team

Reply to  Nonameswimmer
1 year ago

The St X team has been NISCA national champs 4 years in a row. I am pretty sure they now how to coach swimming at an elite level.

The school experience is greater than the sum of club team parts

Downgraded PCY
Reply to  Nonameswimmer
1 year ago

If you wish to swim at elite level you swim for stx proving your point invalid.

1 year ago

The 400 Medley relays were swum at different prelims locations (Saturday finals were canceled due to weather). Not really fair to call it the race of the meet when the teams couldn’t see each other

Reply to  Timbo
1 year ago

Also the 100 IM results are messed up. Christian Wall from St. X won.

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