Seven Aviator swimmers are among the 30 competing in the district tournament at Cleveland State University today, February 16: Jack Benson, Amanda Carrington, Mason Fox, Tommy Gress, Ryan McKnight, Will Rose and Michael Shields.
The seven qualified in the sectional tournament at the University of Akron. In addition to qualifying, Rose won sectional titles in the 100 freestyle (:46.89) and 100 backstroke (:52.09).
Tommy Gress qualified in the 500 freestyle (5:35.46) while Amanda Carrington did so in the 100 backstroke (1:03.07).
The team of Michael Shields, Mason Fox, Tommy Gress, Will Rose, Jack Benson and Ryan McKnight qualified in the 400 relay. Their time, 3:36.97, was 13th best in the sectional meet.
-- Michael Zornes, Red and Blue
Senior Cosmetology students help members of the AHS swim team dye their hair blonde, a tradition before the sectional meet.
Seth Stevens, Michael Shields, Jack Benson and Mason Fox brave the dyeing process in preparation for sectionals
Jack Benson, Michael Shields, Seth Stevens and Mason Fox show off their blonde locks, done courtesy of Lisa Scanlon’s Senior Cosmetology class