CANTON—Hawken narrowly missed taking home another team title but the Hawks and the Chagrin Falls Tigers’ boys’ teams both finished among the top 10 at the 2020 OHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships at C.T. Branin Natatorium on Friday.
The Hawks finished with 209 points, just 15 behind team champion Indian Hill. University School was second with 216 points. Chagrin Falls placed seventh with 96 points and Beachwood was 30th with 23.
Leading the way for Hawken were Angus Williams and the 200-yard Medley Relay team of Jacob Esposito, Hunter Forsythe, Connor Brown and Alex Podrez. Williams finished second in 1-meter Diving (425.15) and the relay team also finished as the state runner-up with a time of 1:35.42.
Podrez also placed third in the 200-yard Individual Medley (1:50.61) and fourth in the 100-yard Breaststroke (57.66). Brown placed fifth in the same event (1:53.83). Michael Butler finished fourth in the 500-yard Freestyle (4:41.14) and Will Dietz was eighth (4:44.88). The 400-yard Freestyle Relay team of Brown, Dietz, Butler and Podrez earned a third-place finish with a time of 3:10.29.
Chagrin Falls senior Clark Reboul swam to a fourth-place finish in the 50-yard Freestyle with a time of 21.44. He also anchored the 200-yard Freestyle Relay team to a runner-up finish in 1:26.43. John Cashy, Michael Tropf and Parker Broz also competed in that event.
The Tigers finished sixth in the 200-yard Medley Relay. Joshua Rooney, Tropf, Cashy and Reboul teamed up to complete that race in 1:37.87.
Beachwood’s Seth Warner placed 10th in 1-meter Diving with a score of 351.30.
Several swimmers from the Chagrin Valley Conference competed in the B Finals.
Hawken’s Dietz placed 10th (1:44.88) and Butler was 11th (1:44.92) in the 200-yard Freestyle. Forstyhe finished 13th in the 200-yard Individual Medley (1:58.72) and 11th in the 100-yard Breaststroke (59.74). Brown placed 10th in the 100-yard Butterfly (52.35), Lucas Greenberg finished 10th in the 500-yard Freestyle (4:50.49), and the 200-yard Freestyle Relay team of Philip Pioro, Jacob Esposito, Donovan Reed and Madan Morris finished ninth (1:29.17).
Beachwood’s Hoang Nguyen, Sam Ornstein, Gabriel Colmenares and Matthew Keyerleber competed together to place 14th in the 200-yard Medley Relay (1:40.91) and Colmenares finished 11th in the 100-yard Butterfly (52.61). Colmenares, Nguyen, Grady Bystrom and Keyerleber placed 15th in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:30.88.
For Chagrin Falls, Cashy placed 15th in the 100-yard Butterfly (53.14) and 16th in the 100-yard Backstroke (55.15). Reboul and Tropf teamed up with Zachary Muckle and Bobby Munz to place ninth in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 3:17.41.