Dillon and Gohn: State Dive and Swim Champions

On Wednesday, February 15, the Madison Swim Team competed in the State Champsionships at the Christiansburg (VA) Aquatic Center.  Two MCHS students achieved state champion status while other Mountaineer Swim Team members placed top in state.  Junior Ben Dillon is the state Diving Champion and Junior Claudia Gohn is the state 200m Free Champion.  The team is coached by teachers Charlotte Edwards (MCHS), Ashleigh Pugh (MCHS), and Kelsey Reott (WYES).

We had some awesome swims yesterday! The coaches are super proud of the team. They have worked hard all season and really made things happen at States yesterday. – Coach Pugh

Results:

  • Ben Dillon ranked first place in diving with 287.25 points
  • Claudia Gohn placed first in 200m Free with time of 1:59.76 (the record of the state meet is 1:59.09) and placed second in 100m Fly with a time of 1:00.67
  • Grayson Wood placed 8th in 200 IM with a time of 2:19.31 and 11th in the 100m Breast with a time of 1:11.63
  • Dale McNamara placed 10th in 200 IM with a time of 2:26 and 13th in the 500m Free with a time of 6:08.91
  • Alaina Hall placed 14th in 50m free with a time of 27.95 seconds
  • Grayson Wood, Dale McNamara, Ben Dillon, and Dalton Dodson placed 9th in prelims in the 200 Medley Relay
  • Ben Dillon, Dale McNamara, Luke Wintersgill, and Grayson Wood placed 9th in 400m Freestyle relay with a time of 3:50.37
  • Alaina Hall, Morgan Paramore, Clare Sukley, and Claudia Gohn placed 10th in 400m Freestyle relay with a time of 4:29.37

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