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Milford Swimmers Headed To State Meet This Weekend

Posted on: February 21, 2019

Members of the Milford Swimming team are headed north! The OHSAA State Swimming Championships are this weekend in Canton, Ohio and the Eagles will be well represented by four qualifiers and a pair of alternates. 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. Senior David Niehaus and junior Tim Greenwell will also make the trip as alternates.


Babinec and Fisher will each participate in the 50 freestyle after top-10 finishes at the district meet. Babinec is seeded 16th, while Fisher posted 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, good enough to take third in the district and the third seed for the state meet.


The relay foursome enters the weekend owners of the fifth-best time in their event.


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