Naperville Central Boys Swimming Finishes Fourth at State

Metea Valley High School in Aurora finished in 7th place at the state meet

The Naperville Centra boys swimming team returned from the state tournament this past weekend with a fourth-place overall finish. 

The Illinois High School Association state finals were held Feb. 28 and March 1 at Evanston Township High School. 

Metea Valley High School in Aurora finished in 7th place at the state meet. Other local high schools to compete in the state meet included Neuqua Valley, which finished in 18th place, and Naperville North High School, which finished in 38th place, according to the IHSA website. 

The Naperville Central 200-yard medley relay team of sophomore Scott Piper, freshman Phillip Sajaev, senior Connor Lamb and sophomore Eric Gerlach finished in fourth place at the state meet. 

The Naperville Central 200-yard freestyle relay of junior Christian May, junior Liam Coakley, junior Connor Walsh and sophomore Eric Gerlach also finished in fourth place at the meet. 

Two Metea Valley swimmers took the top two places at state in the 100-yard breaststroke.  Junior Jordan O'Brien finished in first with a time of 55.88 seconds and junior Matt Salerno finished in second with a time of 55.89 seconds. 

 O'Brien also finished in fourth place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:52.33. Junior Matt Salerno from Metea Valley finished in third place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.90 seconds. 

The 200-yard medley Metea Valley relay team of senior Trevor Sandberg, junior Jordan O'Brien, sophomore Alex Dillmann and junior Matt Salerno finished in third place with a time of 1:33.36, according to the IHSA. 

University High School in Normal finished in first place at the state meet, Libertyville High School finished in second place and Hinsdale Central High School finished in third place. 

More information on results from the state meet can be found on the IHSA website. 


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