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2017 Boys Swimming & Diving

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The 2017 IHSA Boys Swimming & Diving State Finals are set to take place inside New Trier High School’s Natatorium on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25.

The prelims and finals of every swimming event, and the diving finals, will be webcast live with full video and audio with a subscription on the NFHS Network at IHSA.tv, as Skyler King from PrepAquatics.com brings viewers all the action. King highlights some of the top storylines and swimmers entering the weekend in the preview below, followed by a review of last year’s champions, top Sectional performers in 2017 and how their marks stack up against the state and national records:

Entering the state finals, Lyons Township has a strong shot at a repeat state championship, as the Lyons did very little at Sectionals to jeopardize maximizing their state performance. Led by juniors Henry Claesson (200 free and 100 free) and Spencer Walker (500 free and 100 backstroke, also the coaches son) and Cincinnati bound senior Ryan Hammond (50 free), Lyons will be tough to beat. Most likely to challenge is conference rival Hinsdale Central, led by Georgia Tech bound senior Franco Reyes. Reyes is the two-time defending 100 butterfly champ and is the favorite to win the 50 free as well. Reyes has an excellent sprint free supporting cast led by sophomore Donovan Lahmann (200 free and 100 free) that gives them a great chance to defend their state titles in the Medley and 200 Free Relays. Host school New Trier could return to the Top 3 for the first time in four years (when they capped a run of state titles from 2011-2013) and are led by a star-studded junior class with Ryan (200 IM and 100 Free) and Patrick Gridley (200 IM and 100 backstroke), as well as defending state breaststroke champion Charlie Scheinfeld who will also swim the 100 free. Dark horse trophy teams include St. Charles East in head coach Joe Cabel’s final season and Stevenson looking for their first trophy since a runner-up finish in 2004.
Top Performers:
-Peoria Notre Dame junior Colton Paulson-200 free and defending his state title in the 500 free
-Glenbrook South senior and Arizona bound Sam Iida-200 IM (look for a state record) and 500 free
-St. Charles North sophomore Will Myhre-200 IM and 100 Breaststroke
-Wheaton Academy Senior and Alabama bound Tyler Sesvold-100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke


200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Hinsdale Central (1:32.27)
State Record: Libertyville, 2014 (1:31.55)
2016 Champion: Hinsdale Central (1:32.39)
National Record: The Baylor School (TN), 2014 (1:27.74)

200-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Colton Paulson , Peoria Notre Dame (1:39.85)
State Record: Reed Malone, New Trier, 2013 (1:35.60)
2016 Champion: Dylan Boyd, Lake Forest (1:37.67)
National Record: Grant Shoults, Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic (CA), 2016 (1:33.26)

200-FREESTYLE AWD
Top 2017 Sectional Time: James Bockover-McCormick, Hononegah (2:24.49)
State Record A: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community, 2016 (2:49.31)
State Record B: Charlie Gentzkow, New Trier, 2016 (2:11.92)
2016 Champion: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community (2:49.31) & Charlie Gentzkow, New Trier (2:11.92)

200-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Sam Iida, Glenbrook South (1:48.81)
State Record: Jake Miller, Normal UHIGH, 2014 (1:48.08)
2016 Champion: Andrew Loy, Normal Community West, (1:48.13)
National Record: David Nolan, Hershey (PA), 2011 (1:41.39)

50-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Mateo Chavez, Whitney Young (20.80)
State Record: Ryan Held, Sacred Heart-Griffin, 2014 (:19.76)
2016 Champion: Payton Woods, Champaign Central (20.94)
National Record: Vladimir Morozov, Torrence (CA), 2010 (:19.43)

50-FREESTYLE AWD
Top 2017 Sectional Time: James Bockover-McCormick ,Hononegah (27.10)
State Record A: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community, 2015 (37.62)
State Record B: Anthony Alonzi, Maine West, 2015 (26.11)
2016 Champion: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community (37.62) & Anthony Alonzi, Maine West (26.63)

DIVING
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Maxim Royzen (Sr.), Niles North (620.60)
State Record: Joey Cifelli, Marian, 2015 (555.40)
2016 Champion: Payton Staman, Hononegah (475.05)
National Record: N/A

100-YARD BUTTERFLY
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Tyler Sesvold, Wheaton Academy (48.92)
State Record: Connor Black, Mundelein, 2013 (:46.71)
2016 Champion: Franco Reyes, Hinsdale Central (:47.50)
National Record: Joseph Schooling, Jacksonville Bolles (FL), 2013 (:45.52)

100-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Colton Stogner, Normal University (45.46)
State Record: Ryan Held, Sacred Heart-Griffin, 2014 (:43.73)
2016 Champion: Joe Myhre, St. Charles North (:44.92)
National Record: David Nolan, Hershey (PA), 2011 (:42.34)

100-FREESTYLE AWD
Top 2017 Sectional Time: James Bockover-McCormick , Hononegah (1:04.56)
State Record A: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community, 2015 (1:21.64)
State Record B: Charlie Gentzkow, New Trier (:58.63)
2016 Champion: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community (1:21.62) & Charlie Gentzkow, New Trier (58.63)

500-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Colton Paulson, Notre Dame (4:32.36)
State Record: Danny Thompson, Central, 2012 (4:18.86)
2016 Champion: Colton Paulson, Peoria Notre Dame (4:25.87)
National Record: Grant Shoults, Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic (CA), 2016 (4:12.87)

200-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Hinsdale Central, (1:23.71)
State Record: Glenbrook South, 2009 (1:22.15)
2016 Champion: Fenwick, (1:25.47)
National Record: Jacksonville Bolles (FL), 2012 (1:19.27)

100-YARD BACKSTROKE
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Tyler Sesvold, Wheaton Academy (49.27)
State Record: Daniel Hein, DeKalb, 2016 (:47.97)
2016 Champion: Daniel Hein, DeKalb (:48.37)
National Record: Ryan Murphy, Jacksonville Bolles (FL), 2012 (:45.34)

100-YARD BREASTSTROKE
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Charlie Scheinfeld, New Trier (55.56)
State Record: Matt Elliott, Richwoods, 2011 (:53.80)
2016 Champion: Charlie Scheinfeld, New Trier (:55.90)
National Record: Chandler Bray, Avon (IN), 2016 (:52.65)

100-BREASTSTROKE AWD
Top 2017 Sectional Time: James Bockover-McCormick, Hononegah (1:21.47)
State Record A: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community, 2015 (1:52.07)
State Record B: Anthony Alonzi, Maine West (1:15.24)
2016 Champion: Trevor Tucci, Normal Community (1:53.98) & Anthony Alonzi, Maine West (1:15.95)

400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Top 2017 Sectional Time: New Trier, (3:06.13)
State Record: New Trier, 2012 (2:59.76)
2016 Champion: LaGrange Lyons (3:04.71)
National Record: Jacksonville Bolles (FL), 2012 (2:54.43)

TOURNAMENT HISTORY
86th annual State Series


SITE

New Trier HS (Winnetka)
Directions


SCHEDULE

Friday, February 24
Diving Prelims-9:00 a.m.

Swimming Prelims-3:30 p.m.


Saturday, February 25
Swimming & Diving  Finals-1:00 p.m.

Order of events:
200-Yard Medley Relay
200-Yard Freestyle*
200-Yard Individual Medley
50-Yard Freestyle*
Diving
   (15-minute break)
100-Yard Butterfly
100-Yard Freestyle*
500-Yard Freestyle
   (15-minute break)
200-Yard Freestyle Relay
100-Yard Backstroke
100-Yard Breaststroke*
400-Yard Freestyle Relay

* Race for athletes with disabilities will be conducted first


TICKETS
Diving Prelims-$10
Swimming Prelims-$10
Diving Finals-$10
Swimming Finals-$10


WATCH
Prelims and finals available live on www.IHSA.tv


RESULTS & LIVE STATS
Friday Prelim Results

Saturday Finals Results


OFFICIAL STATE FINAL
Gear from Minerva

Photos from VIP

Souvenir Program


SOCIAL MEDIA   #IHSA

Twitter - @IHSAstate

Instagram - @IHSA_IL

Facebook.com/IHSA.IL

Classic IHSA YouTube Video


STATE SUPPORTERS

Country Financial

Wilson Sporting Goods

Gatorade

MaxPreps


HISTORY & RECORDS
2017 State Series Results

Past Individual/Team Champions & Record Book