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Dunbar’s Swim Teams Bring Home 2023 State Honors

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.

Complete Results

Sources: Herald-Leader and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

Posted Feb. 22, 2023