RUHS Swim and Dive State Championships

The RUHS Swim and Dive State Team traveled up to Phoenix, AZ for the Division I State Championship Meet! With more than 30 teams competing, the competition was fierce.

Their strong team had three Freshmen – Miles Bottai, Erin Kelaher and Ben Stellar – who were all making first-time appearances at this competitive high school level. Erin and Miles, who both made it back to finals on day two, had very successful first state meets.

The seniors on the team, for some this being the last meet of their swimming careers, included Abby Hammons, Katie DeVore, Lauren Ellingsberg, Andrew Johnson, Corryn Barter, Danielle Ziegler, Karsin Goettel and Kristen Alicea-Jorgensen (left to right).  

Highlights of the meet included the first place finish by Junior Drake Barberii in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing with a time of 0:49.30.

Senior Kristen Alicea-Jorgensen also had an amazing weekend with two swims that landed her on the podium! She finished second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 0:52.66 and finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 0:24.41.

Overall, the RUHS Swim and Dive State Team had an amazing meet filled with amazing swims, hard work, and fun!  

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