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.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â She finished 6th.
The full list of swimmers and their places is below:
- 200 yard Medley Relay – 4th, missing state qualifying by about 1.5 seconds.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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
- 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