Grant House Downs State Record with 4:19.1 500 Free at Ohio D1 States


  • Friday, February 24th- Saturday, February 25th
  • C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton
  • Meet Central
  • Results

Cincinnati St. Xavier’s Grant House took down Joe Hudepohl’s Division 1 and St. X School Record in the 200 free with a blistering 1:34.59 at the 2017 Ohio Divison 1 High School State Championships, but just missed the State Record, which was set by Cody Bybee at the Division 2 State Meet. He did, however, take down the State Record in the 500 free. House turned in a 4:19.15 to become the first swimmer to clear the 4:20-barrier at an Ohio High School State Championships. The former record of 4:20.56 set by David Mosko in 2007.

House also played a big role on St. Xavier’s record-setting free relays. In the 200 free relay, he threw down a 20.10 anchor leg, teaming up with Nicholas Perera (21.32 leadoff), Charles Leibson (20.00), and Justin Grender (20.02) to set a new State Record in 1:21.44. House then led off the 400 free relay in 44.56, followed by Perera (45.27), Luke Sobolewski (44.18), and Grender (44.12), as the team combined for a new State Record of 2:58.13.

Sobolewski was also a double individual event winner, as he won state titles in the 100 fly (48.30) and 100 back (48.23). Teammate Perera won the 200 IM title in 1:48.94.

On the women’s side, Mason’s Allison Bloebaum swept the middle distance freestyles. Bloebaum first won the 200 free in 1:47.65, using her back half speed to run down Upper Arlington’s Katie Trace (1:47.86). When she returned to the pool for the 500 free, she dominated the race, winning by over 4 seconds in 4:50.15 while Trace (4:54.70) picked up another silver.

Cincinnati Ursaline Academy’s Megan Glass tied the State Record in the 100 fly, which stands as a 53.34 first done by Maddie Martin in 2011. Glass turned in a 25.32 at the halfway point and came home in 28.02 to tie the record and win gold in 53.34.

Final Top 5 Team Scores (Men):

  1. Cincinnati St Xavier- 434
  2. Cleveland St Ignatius-173
  3. St Charles Preparatory- 171
  4. Upper Arlington- 114
  5. Brecksville- 105

Final Top 5 Team Scores (Women):

  1. Upper Arlington- 246
  2. Mason- 230
  3. Cincinatti St Ursula- 167.5
  4. North Canton Hoover- 150.5
  5. Cincinnati Ursaline Academy- 138

Additional Event Winners:

  • Women’s 200 Medley Relay: Upper Arlington- 1:41.88*
  • Men’s 200 Medley Relay: Cincinnati St Xavier- 1:29.66*
  • Women’s 200 IM: Dakota Elliott– 2:00.57
  • Women’s 50 Free: Megan Sichterman– 23.04
  • Men’s 50 Free: Nathaniel Mullens– 20.45
  • Women’s 100 Free: Ashley Volpenhein– 50.24
  • Men’s 100 Free: David Madej– 44.17
  • Women’s 200 Free Relay: Upper Arlington- 1:34.15
  • Women’s 100 Back: Cassandra Pasadyn– 54.49
  • Women’s 100 Breast: Hannah Bailey– 1:01.76
  • Men’s 100 Breast: Jason Matthews– 54.91
  • Women’s 400 Free Relay: Upper Arlington- 3:24.93

*= Division 1 State Record

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Coach Bob
6 years ago

Please spell check your articles. The record was held by David Mosko not Dvid Mosko and it is Ursuline Academy, not Ursaline Academy.

6 years ago

I’m sorry but 4:19 really isn’t that swift. That 500 record was probably the slowest Ohio one left.

Cob Bostas
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6 years ago

Oh I’m glad you were also able to go a 4:19 at sub-par C.T Branin natatorium as well….. Kid was on an antibiotic and 3 other medications this week and still managed to out up these times.

6 years ago

Thank you St Xavier for not allowing Carmel guys to win a mythical high school national championship!

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