New Albany Wins Ohio HS D1 Title, Peroni Breaks State Record in 200 IM (1:57.7)

OHIO HS DIV. I GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • February 26, 2021
  • Canton, OH
  • Short course yards (SCY)
  • Timed finals
  • Results on MeetMobile

New Albany High School snagged the Ohio High School Div. I title tonight, picking up the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay wins and otherwise relying on team depth to claim the state crown.

TEAM SCORES

  1. New Albany – 246.5
  2. Mason – 220.5
  3. Upper Arlington – 186
  4. Dublin Coffman – 149.5
  5. Hudson – 144

New Albany just beat Mason in the opening 200 medley relay, 1:41.56 to 1:41.67, getting a 22.88 anchor from Ava Lachey to push them past Mason. Lachey was also the 100 free runner-up (50.75) and fourth-place finisher in the 200 free (1:50.15), pulling in 31.5 points for New Albany. Sophomore Carly Meeting tallied 31 points herself, touching second in the 100 back (55.04) and fifth in the 200 free (1:50.35).

New Albany finished the meet on top, too, as Meeting led off their 400 free relay in a 50.97, her first time under 51. Lachey, meanwhile, anchored in 50.13 as New Albany turned in a 3:24.65.

Martina Peroni, a junior at Olentangy (Lewis Center), snapped the Ohio HS record in the 200 IM. With a winning time of 1:57.77, she took over a second off of her old best of 1:59.06. She broke Katie Miller’s record of 1:57.98 from back in 2013. In the 100 fly, Peroni was edged, 54.19 to 54.14, by her junior teammate Cameron Kuriger.

For second-place Upper Arlington, the sprints propelled them to a podium finish. In the 50 free, juniors Riley Huddleston and Caroline Porterfield tied for the win, posting matching 23.15’s to edge out Springboro senior Hannah Hill (23.17) and Westerville Central junior Kiah Smith (23.21). Huddleston went on to win the 100 free title in 50.23, tying her lifetime best. Porterfield was then 23.19 leading off Upper Arlington’s winning 200 free relay (1:33.31), just off of her best from the individual event.

Ellie Andrews swam to a win in the 100 breast for Dublin Coffman, winning by over a second with a 1:00.84 to defend her 2020 title. A new star emerged from Dublin Coffman: freshman Emily Brown. She broke 1:50 for the first time in the 200 free, winning it in 1:48.29, while she shaved about seven-tenths off of her 500 free for the win there (4:52.61).

OTHER WINNERS

  • Mason’s individual win came from senior Emma Dalton, who shaved .29 off of her seed time to win it in 53.91.
  • Sarah Krusinski of Mount Notre Dame clinched the 1-meter diving win, scoring 468.10.

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SwimFani
1 month ago

Is she going to UK?

swimfan210_
Reply to  SwimFani
1 month ago

Duke.

swammer
1 month ago

freshman winning two events… wow

Austinpoolboy
1 month ago

Blake’s sister?

Admin
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
1 month ago

Nosir, Pieroni vs. Peroni.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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