2023 Sectionals Success


The Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason got underway for girls basketball and swimming this past weekend. It wrapped up yet another busy week for area winter sports athletes.

Firestone senior Jonny Marshall finished first four times and set two meet records Saturday in the Division I boys swimming sectional championship meet at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium.

Marshall set meet records in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:40.11 and the 100 backstroke in 48.46 seconds. He won Division I state championship in the 100 backstroke as a sophomore and junior.

Firestone won the boys 200 freestyle relay in 1:29.51 with Marshall, Nick Michael, Mason Brady and Stanley Niekamp and the 400 freestyle relay in 3:17.06 with Brady, Sam Kmet, Niekamp and Marshall.

The top two in each event automatically advanced to the district meet at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Hudson won the sectional girls and boys team titles at UA. The Explorers girls team scored 488.5 points and the boys team finished with 412 points.

Firestone finished second in both meets with the girls team scoring 299.5 points and the boys team scoring 260 points. Nordonia placed third in the girls meet with 248 points and Stow was third in the boys meet with 239 points.

Hudson senior Marisa Schenkenberger won the girls 200 individual medley in 2:11.17.

Hudson senior Vittorio Cappabianca placed first in the boys 200 individual medley in 1:58.26 and in the 500 freestyle in 4:49.89.

Hudson senior Andrew Ketler took the top spot in the boys 50 freestyle in 22.37 and in the 100 butterfly in 51.60. Explorers senior Roman Sawicki won the 100 freestyle in 49.09.

Firestone junior Julia Quernemoen touched the wall first in the girls 200 freestyle in 1:56.55 and the 500 freestyle in 5:16.57. Falcons senior Tera Brilmyer won the 100 butterfly in 59.43.

Nordonia sophomore Hailey Kaminski earned victories in the girls 50 freestyle in 24.44 and the 100 backstroke in 59.23. Knights sophomore Emily Yorkievitz contributed a win in the 100 freestyle in 53.80.


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