In the 2023 KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School earned the coaches’ association’s “combined championship” recognizing the best total boys’ and girls’ team scores. In other highlights, Alex Ochsenbein set a meet record in the boys’ 100-yard breaststroke, and Cole Pleasants was named the Girls’ Coach of the Year.
Top boys’ teams from Fayette County Public Schools: 2. Dunbar; 4. Henry Clay
Top girls’ teams: 5. Dunbar; 8. Lafayette
Boys’ winners and runners-up, all from Dunbar:
- 200-Yard Medley Relay: 1. Mark Dattilio, Alex Ochsenbein, Nathan Zhu, and Blake Sammons
- 50-Yard Freestyle: 1. Seneca Oddo
- 100-Yard Butterfly: 2. Nathan Zhu
- 100-Yard Freestyle: 2. Seneca Oddo
- 200-Yard Freestyle Relay: 2. Alex Ochsenbein, Nathan Zhu, Mark Dattilio, and Seneca Oddo
- 100-Yard Breaststroke: 1. Alex Ochsenbein, 53.75*
- 400-Yard Freestyle Relay: 2. Blake Sammons, Seneca Oddo, Will Hinz, and Sammy Nunez
* KHSAA State Championships record
The competition was Feb. 16-18 at the University of Kentucky’s Lancaster Aquatic Center.
Sources: Herald-Leader and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
Posted Feb. 22, 2023