Ohio Southwest Classic Recap: House Downs 24-Year-Old Meet Record

The 2016 Southwest Ohio Swimming and Diving Classic took place this weekend at St. Xavier high school.

The meet was, in many ways, bigger than the Ohio state swimming championships, in that it featured an extended event schedule (400 IM, 1650 free, non-free 50’s) and it included teams from both Division I and Division II teams. Over 100 high school teams competed, and prelims took place across nine different facilities.

The biggest swim of the meet came from St. Xavier junior Grant House, who took down fellow St. Xavier swimmer Joe Hudepohl‘s 1992 meet record 1:39.43 in the 200 free. House finished the race in 1:37.91. This meet bodes well for House’s future, as Hudepohl went on to win two Olympic golds.

Madelyn Shaffer took the most individual wins of the meet with three, including a meet record 200 IM.

Also notably, on the men’s side, St. Xavier took down every relay meet record in the books.

Mason High School took the win on the women’s side with 299 points, while St. Xavier destroyed the competition on the men’s side with 810 points.

See the full results here.

See team scores here. 

Girls’ Meet

Senior Madelyn Shaffer, a Pittsburgh commit, grabbed big points for Springfield with wins in the 200 free (1:51.17), the 100 fly (55.60), and the 200 IM (2:07.08). The 200 IM swim was a meet record, six seconds faster than Shaffer’s prelim swim.

“I was hoping to win the 100 fly, but I never dreamed I’d win three championships,” Shaffer told the Springfield News Sun. “I’m very excited.”

The 200 free runner up was Sally Clough, a junior from Springboro (1:52.70), while second place in the 100 fly went to Cassidy Fry, a senior from Dayton Oakwood (57.34). St. Ursula sophomore Ashley Voelkerding finished second in the 200 IM with 2:08.

Centerville High School junior Nora Fullenkamp took a big win in the 50 free, where she finished three-quarters of a second ahead of second place Bishop Fenwick sophomore Lauren Olson. Fullenkamp clocked 23.52, and Olson finished in 24.28. Fullenkamp also grabbed a win in the 100 free, again by about three-quarters of a second, clocking 51.20 to Springboro’s Hannah Whiteley‘s 51.85. Fullencamp was the runner-up in the 50 free last season at Division I state championships.

Freshman Emma Shuppert of Seven Hills grabbed a meet record 1:00.68 in the 100 IM. Fellow freshman Emma Fortman of Madeira also swam under the previous record, finishing in 1:01.60, but she couldn’t quite catch Shuppert. Shuppert grabbed another meet record in the 50 back with 27.32. Mt. Notre Dame senior Amanda Puthoff took second in that event with 28.39.

Louisville commit, NCSA Junior National champion, and high school state champion Hannah Whiteley of Springboro just missed her own meet record in the 100 back, clocking 54.90, just off her 54.52 from last season. Whiteley also took the win in the 200 back (2:01.94).

Ohio State commit Marianne Kahmann grabbed second in the 100 back in 55.58. Second in the 200 back went to Bellbrook senior and U.S. Military Academy commit Holly Hulett (2:04.59).

Mariemont’s Leah Dupre, a senior, edged out Fullenkamp for first in the 100 breast, finishing 1:05.40 to Fullenkamp’s 1:05.84. Dupre also won the 200 breast with 2:21.39 to Beavercreek junior Sarah Sperber‘s 2:23.75.

The mile went to Centerville freshman Liz Quarin in 17:13.21. Lucy Callard of Seven Hills finished second in 17:24.77.

Emma Fortman, a Madeira freshman, won the 50 fly in 26.37. Second place went to Mikhaila Miquiabas in 27.04.

The 200 fly went to Isabelle Murray, a junior from North Bend, in 2:05.31. Callard grabbed second in 2:05.52.

Callard took an individual win in the 400 IM, clocking 4:30.36. FIU commit Marissa Martin of Anderson finished second in 4:35.39.

Ursuline freshman Lanna Debow won the 50 breast in 31.73, with Mariemont freshman Katarina Decamp taking second in 33.20.

Clough took a win in the 500 free in 5:01.18, coming in four seconds ahead of St. Ursula’s Molly Zilch, who finished in 5:05.23.

The mile went to Centerville freshman Liz Quarin in 17:13.21. Lucy Callard of Seven Hills finished second in 17:24.77.

Claire Schuermann of Kettering Alter took the one-meter event with 488.70 points, and Elizabeth Cron finished second with 458.15.

Mason High School swept the free relays. Their team of Gabby Marinelli, Jordan Decker, Allison Bloebaum, and Abbey Esler won the 200 free relay in 1:37.04, and Marinelli, Decker, Esler, and Ashley Volpenhein took the 400 free relay in 3:29.61.

Mariemont swept the medley relays. Rachel Munschauer, Leah Dupre, Brooke Woellert, and Cora Dupre took the 200 medley in 1:47.05. The same four swimmers took the 400 medley in 3:53.30, six seconds ahead of the field.

Boys’ Meet

Grant House‘s historic 1:37.91 200 free crushed the Joe Hudepohl‘s 1992 meet record 1:39.43. House also grabbed a meet record in the 500, clocking 4:26.75 to the 2007 record 4:28.29.

“I was happy with it,” House said of the 200 free meet record, talking to Cincinnati.com. “I was kind of looking to have a faster time. I haven’t had as much success with it as I’d hoped this season by now, but I was hoping tonight to get up and put a nice time down.”

House was the anchor of the Junior World Record-setting, gold-medal winning American 800 free relay team at this summer’s FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.

Cody Bybee of Bellbrook came very close to Hudepohl’s record as well, hitting 1:39.38 for second in the 200 free. Lakota East junior Joshua McDonald grabbed second in the 500 in 4:34.35.

Moeller’s Cooper Hodge, a Wisconsin commit, also grabbed a meet record, this one in the 200 IM. Hodge swam a 1:49.83 to best the old record of 1:51.03. House also came in under the record, finishing second in 1:49.96.

Hodge took another meet record in the 400 IM, clocking 3:54.07 to the record 3:55.33. Eric Knowles of Xenia Christian took second in 4:00.90. Hodge also grabbed a win in the 100 back in 49.77 (second went to Princeton commit Matthew Marquardt of Seven Hills in 50.64).

Marquardt took the win in the 200 back with a meet record 1:48.29. Hodge grabbed second in 1:48.33, also under the old meet record 1:48.40, also set in 1992, this one by Mike Andrews.

Elias Bell of Tippecanoe took the win and the meet record in the 50 free in 21.19. Justin Grender, a St. Xavier sophomore, finished second in 21.35.

Indiana commit Chris Quarin of Centerville won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. He took the 100 in 57.71 to second-place Knowles’s 58.82. His 200 came in at 2:04.24, well ahead of Springboro’s Zach Baeker, who finished in 2:06.41.

Oak Hills’s Jared Cox won both the 50 fly and the 100 IM. He took the fly in 23.87, followed by Northmont’s Austin Pearce (24.61). His 100 IM was 56.80 to Northmont’s Justin Parrett (57.15).

Cody Bybee of Bellbrook won the 100 fly in a meet record 49.91, taking down Josh Quallen‘s 49.96 mark from 2013. Second went toMichigan commit Tommy Cope of Butler in 50.44.

Cope won the 100 free in 45.35 to House’s 45.62 second-place finish.

Virginia Tech commit and 500 free Division I state champ Hassler Carroll won the 200 fly in 1:50.43, followed by Marquardt in 1:50.89.

The mile went to St. Xavier’s Christian Imbus, a junior, in 15.39.08. His teammate Patrick Butkovich finished second in 15:43.40.

David Limbert also of St. Xavier, won the 50 back in 26.58. His teammate Erich Guenther took second in 26.63.

St. Xavier’s Peter Breissinger took the win in the 50 breast in 28.79, followed by Edgewood sophomore Sam Muse, who finished in 29.21.

Cody Bybee of Bellbrook won the 100 fly in a meet record 49.91, taking down Josh Quallen‘s 49.96 mark from 2013. Second went to Cope in 50.44.

The one-meter diving event went to Isaac Karn of Piqua with 476.90 points, followed by Noah Vigran of Indian Hill with 463.55.

St. Xavier swept the relays with meet records across the board. The 200 free team of Matt Slabe, Nicholas Perera, Justin Grender, and House took down the 1999 meet record of 1:25.74 with 1:24.66. The 400 free team of Gordon Wheeler, Luke Van Gorp, Sean Brandabur, and Luke Sobelewski beat out the 2001 record of 3:07.97 with 3:07.53. The 200 medley team of Grender, Sobolewski, Dillon Froass, and House outswam the 2000 record of 1:34.46 with 1:33.86. The 400 medley team of Grender, Sobolewski, Froass, and Perera destroyed the 2003 record of 3:27.74 with 3:24.76.

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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