Area swimmers hope for state berths

Area girls swim teams produced quite a few Div. II district qualifiers for Friday’s meet at Cleveland State University.

Action will take place starting at 3 p.m. at the Robert F. Busby Natatorium. The first two finishers in each event will earn automatic bids to the state meet set for Feb. 21-24 at Branin Natatorium in Canton. Another 16 at-large sports for each event will be determined by the best non-automatic qualifying times throughout the state’s four district meets.

Area district qualifiers are as follows (includes seed number and sectional time):


200 FREESTYLE: 14. Jocelyn Buchheit (Columbiana) 2:06.35, 17. Marly Zeigler (Salem) 2:07.13, 28. Jordan Anderson (West Branch) 2:11.89

200 IM: 6. Jamyson Robb (West Branch) 2:15.81, 10. Rachel Klem (Crestview) 2:19.26

100 FREESTYLE: 8. Rebekah Klem (Crestview) 55.73, 23. Marly Zeigler (Salem) 58.53

100 BACKSTROKE: 20. Jordan Anderson (West Branch) 1:05.37

100 BREASTSTROKE: 4. Jamyson Robb (West Branch) 1:08.58, 7. Rebekah Klem (Crestview) 1:09.29, 11. Rachel Klem (Crestview) 1:10.55, 13. Jocelyn Buchheit (Columbiana) 1:11.67