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Four Eagles Qualify For State Swimming Championships

Posted on: February 17, 2019

Milford will be well represented at next weekend’s OHSAA Swimming Championship as seniors Tyler Babinec and Chase Fisher have qualified as individuals and as members of the 200 medley relay squad. The standout duo will be joined by classmate Sam Leatherwood and freshman Evan Fentress on the relay.


Babinec and Fisher will each participate in the 50 freestyle after top-10 finishes at Saturday’s district meet. Babinec is seeded 16th for state with a time of 21.31, which was good for fifth at districts. Fisher was just behind, clocking in at 21.37 to finish eighth at districts and post the 19th best time in the state.


Babinec will also take to the pool in his top event, the 100 breaststroke. He blazed to a time of 55.16 on Saturday, good enough to take third in the district and seed him third for the state meet.


The relay team was also in top form, posting the state’s fifth-best time (1:33.47) and finishing third in the district.


The Division I boys OHSAA State Championships will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Preliminary action will begin at 9 a.m. with the finals slated to begin at 4 p.m.


Complete Milford District results


Boys 9th/29

  • 50 freestyle: Tyler Babinec 5th 21.31
  • 50 freestyle: Chase Fisher 8th 21.37
  • 100 freestyle; Chase Fisher 7th 47.35
  • 200 freestyle: Sam Leatherwood 16th 1:46.87
  • 500 freestyle: Tim Greenwell 28th 5:04.74
  • 100 backstroke: Sam Leatherwood 11th 52.66
  • 100 breaststroke: Tyler Babinec 3rd 55.16
  • 100 breaststroke; David Niehaus DQ
  • 100 butterfly: Evan Fentress 21st 53.72
  • 200 IM: David Niehaus 24th 2:01.55
  • 200 IM: Tim Greenwell 30th 2:05.97
  • 200 freestyle relay: DQ
  • 400 freestyle relay: Hansbauer, Bausch, Greenwell, Niehaus 15th 3:23.73
  • 200 medley relay: Leatherwood, Babinec, Fentress, Fisher 3rd 1:33.47


Girls 25th/27

  • Diving: Sophie Cooper 12th 340.80
  • 200 freestyle: Lauren Clark 26th 1:58.48
  • 500 freestyle: Lauren Clark 20th 5:22.15
  • 100 breaststroke: Lauren Bell 30th 1:10.89
  • 200 freestyle relay: Krieger, Sauers, Bell, Clark 16th 1:45.64
  • 400 freestyle relay: Krieger, Sauers, Bell, Clark 21st 3:53.29