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    Pannell Swim Shop / KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships start Thursday

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018

    The 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 22-24) begin Thursday afternoon with the boys’ and girls’ diving preliminaries at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus. Boys’ diving prelims are slated for 12:30-3 p.m. followed by the girls’ diving prelims from 6:30-9 p.m.

    Competition resumes Friday morning with the boys’ swimming prelims starting at 10 a.m., followed by the girls’ swimming prelims at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s championship finals get started at 11 a.m. with the boys’ competition, and conclude with the girls’ championship finals, which are slated to start at 5:15 p.m.

    Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday for the morning session, and 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. On Saturday, ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. for the boys’ finals and 4:15 p.m. for the girls’ championship.

    A complete schedule of events, the official championship program, heat sheets and live scoring can all be found through the links below:

    Schedule of events – http://khsaa.org/swimming/2018/statetimeschedule.pdf
    Championship program – KHSAA
    Heat Sheets – http://khsaa.org/swimming/2018/insert2018.pdf
    Live Scoring – Meet Results: 218 KHSAA Championships

    A highlight package from the championship finals will be available at KHSAA.org following the event, along with official championship photos.
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    St. Xavier, as expected, qualified well in yesterday's preliminaries. They had the top times in all three relays and qualified 17 individuals into the championship finals. The Tigers look to win their 30th consecutive title.

    Lexington Catholic looks to have a solid hold on the runner-up spot if they finish out. Trinity, Highlands, Covington Catholic and Dixie Heights will be in a real dog fight for third place.

    Live results and team scoring link (including complete results from yesterday) -
    Meet Results: 218 KHSAA Championships

    Today's finals lane assignments for the championship and consolation rounds -
    http://khsaa.org/swimming/2018/insert2018.pdf

    Boys finals begin this morning at 11:00.

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    Four new state records after four swimming event finals!

    Team Standings Leaders

    1. St. Xavier 178
    2. Lex Cath 92
    3. Scott Co. 54
    4. Cov Cath 52
    5. Trinity 46
    6. Henry Clay 46
    7. PL Dunbar 40
    8. Highlands 39
    9. Dixie Heights 39
    10. Boyle County 24

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    Highlands sophomore diver Finn Murphy wins the state diving title. Congrats Finn!

    North Oldham's William Tarvest is the first Kentucky schoolboy to crack 20 seconds in the 50 Yard Freestyle at the state meet. The Mustang junior achieves All-American status. Congrats Will!

    Through seven of twelve events:

    St. Xavier 261
    Lex Cath 145
    Trinity 84
    Cov Cath 78
    Highlands 73
    Scott Co. 72
    Dixie Heights 56
    Last edited by Runcible Owl; Feb 24, 18 at 01:01 PM.

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    St. Xavier's Aldan Johnston is the day's first three-time winner. 500 YD Freestyle, 200 YD Freestyle and 200 YD Medley Relay. Three All-American performances and 2 state records so far.

    Highlands moves into a tie for third with Trinity after eight events.

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    2018 KHSAA Boys Swimming & Diving Championship - Final Team Scores

    Louisville St. Xavier extends it's national records for state championships - 30 consecutive and 54th overall. Congratulations Tigers!

    Complete results -
    Meet Results: 218 KHSAA Championships

    The final top 10:

    1. St. Xavier 453
    2. Lex Cath 229
    3. Highlands 154
    4. Trinity 152
    5. Dixie Heights 140
    6. Cov Cath 136
    7. Scott Co. 124
    8. Manual 99
    9. Lou. Collegiate 85
    10. Henry Clay 85

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    2018 KHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving Championship Today

    The girls final session begins at 5:15 today. Live results available through the post above.

    Sacred Heart Academy is heavily favored to win it's sixth straight title. Chasing the Valkyries are - North Oldham, Notre Dame, Manual, Lou. Collegiate, Dixie Heights and Christian Academy-Lou.

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    Birds had a very good season - best finish at state for them in 20+ years.

    They lose a few really good swimmers, but they return some good swimmers (and divers) too. Beating Cov. Cath. (again) looks like it could happen again.

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    Congratulations St.X Tigers on 30 in a row ties national record

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    Sacred Heart won their 29th title, led by Claire Donan and Annabel Crush. Congratulations Valkyries!

    Link to the C-J's Jason Frakes article (with highlights and results) -
    "Sacred Heart swimmers again prove they're in 'A League of Their Own'"
    Girls state swimming meet

    And from the boy's end of the pool ...

    Link to Steve Bittenbender's article from the Courier-Journal (with highlights and results) -
    "Aldan Johnston leads St. Xavier to 30th straight boys state swim title"
    Aldan Johnston leads St. Xavier to 3th straight boys state swim title
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