Auer Qualifies For State Swim Championships

Oswego’s Michaela Auer capped an excellent sophomore season Saturday by qualifying for the state swimming championships.

Auer posted a 1:10.48 in the 100 yard breaststroke.  Her 6th place finish beat the maximum state qualifying time by 0.18 seconds.

In the same event, Fulton’s own top sophomore, Sara Nelson, finished in a tie for 7th place, missing the state qualifying time by five one-hundredths of a second, less than the length of a finger.

Auer was the only Oswego or Fulton swimmer to qualify for the state meet.  Oswego’s 200 yard medley relay team missed qualifying by about 1.5 seconds, finishing 4th, while the 200 free relay team missed by a second, also finishing 4th.

For Fulton, Nelson came brutally close to a second qualifying time, falling 0.27 seconds short of the needed time in the 50 yard freestyle sprint.  She finished 6th.

The full list of swimmers and their places is below:

Oswego:

  • 200 yard Medley Relay – 4th, missing state qualifying by about 1.5 seconds.  Katie Metcalf, Michaela Auer, Emily Fountain, Mara Parker.
  • 200 Free – Mo Donovan, 14th
  • 200 IM – Iveliz Lopez, 19th; Haley Annal 21st
  • 50 Free – Mara Parker 13th; Michaela Auer 18th
  • Diving – Laura O’Brien, 15th
  • 100 Butterfly – Haley Annal 11th; Emily Fountain 16th
  • 100 Free – Mara Parker, 17th; Iveliz Lopez 21st; Katie Metcalf 23rd
  • 500 Free – Mo Donovan, 14th
  • 200 Free Relay – Oswego, 4th, missing state qualifying time by about 1 second.  Michaela Auer, Mara Parker, Mo
  • Donovan, Iveliz Lopez
  • 100 Backstroke – Katie Metcalf, 11th
  • 100 Breaststroke – Michaela Auer, 6th, qualified for states with a time of 1:10.40, 0.18 above the qualifying time.
  • 400 Free Relay – Oswego, 9th; Iveliz Lopez, Katie Metcalf, Emily Fountain, Mo Donovan

Fulton:

  • 200 yard Medley Relay – 11th – Devon Niccoli, Sara Nelson, Miranda Perry, Jannelle Tallents
  • 50 Free – Sara Nelson, 6th, 0.27 sec. from a state qualifying time.
  • 200 Free Relay – Fulton, 12th. Jannelle Tallents, Miranda Perry, Devon Niccoli, Sara Nelson
  • 100 Breaststroke – Sara Nelson, 7th, missing state qualifying time by 0.05 seconds; Devon Nicoli, 14th