Nine schools from the Three Rivers Athletic Conference participated in the 10th Annual Knight Invitational swim meet on Saturday, Dec. 17. The event, sponsored by St. Francis de Sales High School, included 29 girls teams and 28 boys teams.

The TRAC was represented by four schools in the boys competition (St. Francis, Findlay, Fremont Ross and St. John’s) and five schools on the girls side (St. Ursula, Fremont Ross, Findlay, Clay and Notre Dame (diving only)).

St. Francis, the Div. I state runner-up the previous two years, finished atop the boys standings with 503 points, with a distant lead over second-place Hudson (281 points). The Knights recorded first-place finishes in seven of the 11 events (10 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley, 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay), while the Explorers topped three events of their own (100 backstroke, 100 butterfly and one-meter dive). Lima Shawnee won the other two events, the 50 freestyle and the 200 freestyle relay.

In the girls competition, Hudson scored 316 points to top the podium, followed by runner-up Cincinnati Mariemont (278 points). The Explorers won the event despite winning only one event, the one-meter diving competition. In place of wins, they used their depth to score 10 top-three finishes on top of six other top-eight finishes. The Warriors scored three first-place finishes (100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 400 freestyle relay). They finished in the top-eight three additional times, including two third-places finishes.

The preliminary events were held at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo, with the finals held at UT. The diving competition took place at Sylvania Northview High School.

Complete results for each event can be viewed at http://swimmeet.com/meets/knight11/.

FINAL TEAM SCORES

Girls                                  Boys

Pl Team Pts                     Pl Team Pts

1 Hudson 316                   1 St. Francis 503

2 Cinc. Mariemont 278   2 Hudson 281

3 Tol. St. Ursula 215       3 Lima Shawnee 196

4 Fremont Ross 194       4 Solon 178

5 Lima Shawnee 190      5 Findlay 171

6 Solon 187                       6 Cinc. Mariemont 142

7 Perrysburg 121            7 Hartland (MI) 95

8 Brunswick 106             7 Cranbrook (MI) 95

9 Orange 102                   9 Cuyahoga Falls 89

10 Sandusky 90              10 Orange 81

11 Shaker Heights 84     11 Shaker Heights 73

12 Miamisburg 69          12 Southview 62

13 Cuyahoga Falls 55     13 Bowling Green 60

14 Berea 53                      14 Fremont Ross 52

15 Anthony Wayne 34    15 Sandusky 41

16 Wapakoneta 33          16 Wapakoneta 37

17 Findlay 29                    17 Miamisburg 29

17 Bowling Green 29       18 Eastwood 24

19 Wauseon 27                 19 Tiffin Columbian 22

20 Ottawa-Glandorf 20   20 St. John’s 17

21 Clay 15                          21 Defiance 16

22 Tiffin Columbian 14    22 Northview 15

23 Perry 13                       23 Dublin Scioto 12

24 Genoa 13                      24 Dublin Jerome 11

25 Eastwood 12                25 Perrysburg 9

25 Lake 12                        26 Perry 5

27 Southview 9               27 Ayersville 4

28 Notre Dame 2            28 Berea 2

29 Dublin Jerome 1