Mark Schmetzer, Enquirer contributor, reports:
CANTON – Mason finished third for the second consecutive season in the team standings at Saturday’s Division I finals of the 38th annual Ohio girls state swim meet.
The Lions won the first three events before Mason freshman Ashley Volpenhein slowed them down, edging Tomley to win the 50 freestyle championship.
“I guess I did,” she said when reminded that she snapped the Lions’ meet-opening win streak at three. “Temarie’s an awesome swimmer. It was an honor just to swim next her.
“I wasn’t expecting this at all. Going in, I didn’t think I had a chance. I felt like, ‘If it happened, it happened.’”
Sycamore senior Andrianna Dimasso finished 12th and Mason senior Sydney Carr 14th in the Division I girls diving finals Saturday morning. Dimasso improved from 14th in the three-dive final, while Carr moved up from 16th.
The top eight finishers in each event earn medals.