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This week Missouri’s top high school swimmers will race in the 2018 state championships, in Class 1 and Class 2 action.
The Class 1 meet will take place on Thursday and Friday. Summit Prep and Glendale show their team depth in their relay seedings. Glendale has the top spot in the 20 medley relay by over two seconds. The team is also second seed by a slim margin in the 200 free relay, and fifth entering the 400 free relay. Summit Prep has the top spot in both freestyle relays.
Incarnate Word Academy sophomore Ellie Wehrmann is entered two seconds ahead of the field in the 200 freestyle. She’s also top seed in the 100 free.
Andrea Rogers, a senior at Lutheran St. Charles, has the fastest entry in the 200 IM and is third in the 100 breaststroke. Logan-Rogersville’s Cabrini Johnson leads that event. Johnson is also second in the 500 free. Marshall’s Allison Weber leads the way in the longest event on the high school lineup.
Summit Prep’s Molly Moore has the fastest 50 freestyle entry. The senior also leads the way by over four seconds in the 100 backstroke.
Class 2 action will be on Friday and Saturday. Lafayette (Wildwood) has top seeds in both freestyle relays, though Rock Bridge leads the way in the 200 medley, and is third in the 400 freestyle relay.
Emily Traube, only a freshman, from Nerinx Hall, has the fastest seed in the 200 freestyle. Lafayette (Wildwood) senior Franceska Petrosino is second seed.
Rock Bridge’s Nicole Williams, a Georgia Tech commit, is the fastest 200 IM entrant by over four seconds, and has a three second lead in the 100 breaststroke. Her teammate Ellie Zweifel has the top spot in the 100 backstroke.
Francis Howell’ Reagan Cathcart is top seed in the 50 freestyle, but Lafayette (Wildwood)’s Claire Vanbiljon is entered only a tenth behind and Rock Bridge’s Bettie Logan is another tenth back. Vanbiljon is second seed in the 100 as well, though her teammate Petrosino is first in that event. They’re joined by teammate Delaney Thomas in fourth place.
Leading the way into the 100 fly by almost two full seconds is Karisa Franz, a junior at Cor Jesu Academy. Hickory’s Grace Beahan has the fastest time in the 500 free.