The Jerome girls won a close meet edging out 2nd place team Delaware Hayes 282.5 to 262. Going into the last 3 events they were behind but with a 1, 2, 4 finish in the 100 backstroke and then a 2nd and 3rd finish in the 100 Breaststroke they were able to take the lead and held it through the 400 Free Relay. Junior standout Maya Geringer lead the charge with a 1st place finish in both the 200 Free and 500 Free. Freshman Kelsey Cooper also picked up a 1st place finish in the 100 Backstroke, followed up by Sophomore Claudia Sherrer in 2nd. On the springboard Junior Alyssa Heinlen took home a 1st place finish to help the cause.
The Jerome boys jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. They scored 398 points with second place going to Delaware Hayes with 183 points. Jerome took 1st in all three Relays, 200 Medley, 200 Free and 400 Free. Freshman Carson Smith and Junior Ian Smith went 1-2 in the 200 Free. Ian Smith led the charge in the 50 Free taking 1st followed by teammates Senior Matt Shepard and Junior Austin Davis for a sweep of the event. Senior Reid Newman won the 100 Butterfly. Matt Shepard and Sophomore Austin Wyner went 1-2 in the 100 Freestyle. The Jerome boys had a swimmer medal in the top 3 in every single event on the day.
Most importantly every single swimmer on the team, girls and boys, scored points to contribute to the win.
Jerome Swimming and Dive is beginning preparation for the post-season tournament and is off next weekend. They will be back in the pool competing on the 9th at Kenyon College for their Sectional Meet.