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Hopkins, Hinesman win district swim titles for Findlay

BOWLING GREEN — It was a big day for the Findlay High School boys swim team on Saturday.
Trojan swimmers won a pair of district titles and had one other swimmer earn a state meet berth on their way to a third-place finish at the Division I district swimming championships at Bowling Green State University.
As expected, Toledo St. Francis won the boys team title with 411 points. Strongsville topped Findlay 333-239 for second place in the 25-team field.
The top two swimmers or relays in each event qualified for next week’s OHSAA state championships at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium. The rest of the state meet field will be made up of at-large qualifiers with the fastest district times from throughout Ohio.
The Trojans’ district championships came from senior Dietrich Hinesman and freshman Justin Hopkins.
Hinesman will make a return trip to state after winning the 100 free in 21.35 seconds. He was also fifth individually in the 50 free (21.35).
Hopkins won the 500 free in a time of 4:43.11 and finished fourth in the 200 free (1:45.26).
Kyle Hopkins also earned an automatic bid to state after finishing second in the 100 backstroke (52.39). He also added a third in the 200 individual medley (1:54.8).
Tucker Stocker added sixth-place showings in the 200 free (1:46.31) and 100 butterfly (53.62).
The Trojans’ relay teams will be on the bubble for an at-large state berth.
The 200 medley (1:38.42), 200 free (1:29.06) and 400 free (3:12.22) relays all finished fourth.
At-large state meet berths will be announced by the OHSAA on Sunday.
Strongsville topped Fremont Ross 322½-280 for the girls team championship. Findlay was 11th as a team with 82 points.
Laura Wilson had Findlay’s top finish in the pool with an eighth-place effort in 1:01.27.
The Trojans’ girls team will be represented in Canton though. Kyah Fleckner and Bethany Glick qualified for state in diving earlier in the week.

Girls Team Standings
1, Strongsville 322½. 2, Fremont Ross 280. 3, Toledo St. Ursula 215. 4, Rocky River Magnificat 165. 5, Toledo Notre Dame 135½. 6, Sandusky 127. 7, Perrysburg 112½. 8, North Olmsted 105. 9, North Royalton 90. 10, Maumee 85. 11, Findlay 82. 12, Avon Lake 79. 13, Sylvania Southview 75. 14, Bowling Green 71. 15, Ashland 59. 16, Westlake 50. 17, Berea 46. 18, Avon & Norwalk 40. 20, Toledo Whitmer 32. 21, Lakewood 30. 22, Anthony Wayne 22. 23, Oregon Clay 16. 24, Amherst Steele 13. 25, Parma Normandy 11½. 26, Mansfield Senior 7. 27, Olmsted Falls 6. 28, Sylvania Northview & Cleveland St. Joseph 4.
Findlay Girls Finishes
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 14, Findlay 1:59.27. 200 FREE — 28, Mosholder (Fin) 2:06.78. 32, Lewis (Fin) 2:10.09. 200 IM — 16, Wadding (Fin) 2:20.83. 50 FREE — 12, Wilson (Fin) 25.32. 100 FLY — 8, Wilson (Fin) 1:01.27. 100 FREE — 23, Homka (Fin) 56.96. 500 FREE — 27, Mosholder (Fin) 5:40.28. 200 FREE RELAY — 10, Findlay 1:43.95. 100 BACK — 25, Homka (Fin) 1:05.74. 100 BREAST — 14, Wadding (Fin) 1:12.10. 21, J. Zelinsky (Fin) 1:14.09. 29, Rachel Zelinsky (Fin) 1:15.78. 400 FREE RELAY — 12, Findlay 3:49.38.
Boys Team Standings
1, Toledo St. Francis 411. 2, Strongsville 333. 3, Findlay 239. 4, Cleveland St. Ignatius 215. 5, Lakewood St. Edward 201. 6, Fremont Ross 157. 7, Ashland 93. 8, Amherst Steele 91. 9, Westlake 81. 10, North Olmsted 65. 11, Berea 58. 12, Sylvania Southview 54. 13, Mansfield Senior 48. 14, Perrysburg & Toledo St. John’s 44. 16, Olmsted Falls 40. 17, Elyria 33. 18, Avon Lake 31. 19, Lakewood & Middleburg Heights Midpark 21. 21, North Royalton 19. 22, Avon 12. 23, Sylvania Northview 11. 24, Norwalk 2. 25, Anthony Wayne 1.
Findlay Boys Finishes
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 4, Findlay 1:38.42. 200 FREE — 4, J. Hopkins (Fin) 1:45.26. 6, Stocker (Fin) 1:46.31. 200 IM — 3, Hopkins (Fin) 1:54.8. 25, Copus (Fin) 2:13.21. 50 FREE — 5, Hinesman (Fin) 21.35. 13, Wilson (Fin) 22.39. 32, Kreinbrink (Fin) 23.81. 100 FLY — 6, Stocker (Fin) 53.62. 100 FREE — 1, Hinesman (Fin) 21.35. 13, Wilson (Fin) 49.56. 500 FREE — 1, J. Hopkins (Fin) 4:43.11. 13, Stansbery (Fin) 5:04.01. 200 FREE RELAY — 4, Findlay 1:29.06. 100 BACK — 2, K. Hopkins (Fin) 52.39. 14, Stansbery (Fin) 57.44. 24, Weickert (Fin) 1:00.43. 100 BREAST — 12, Copus (Fin) 1;03.55. 26, Kreinbrink (Fin) 1;05.95. 29, Taylor (Fin) 1;08.45. 400 FREE RELAY — 4, Findlay 3:12.22.