Celebrating a state champ and other state-qualifying athletes

Bay High School senior swimmer Nina LaRosa was crowned state champ in the 100-yard breaststroke. Photo courtesy Bay Village Schools

Bay High School celebrated a great winter sports season with a state swim champ and several state qualifiers in diving, wrestling and indoor track.

Congratulations to swimmer Nina LaRosa who won first place in the 100-yard Breaststroke at the recent 2023 Swimming & Diving State Tournament in Canton. This senior state champ broke her own school record with a time of 1:02.57. Nina also placed 6th in the State 100-yard Butterfly.

We also congratulate divers Charlie Vatolin (5th place), Bennett Bourn (21st place) and Belle Dent (24th place), who also represented Bay High School at the Canton state swimming and diving tournament.

Wrestler Anthony Rocco placed 8th at the recent Wrestling State Tournament at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, and became the 25th state placer in the history of Bay High School Wrestling.

And finally, seven Rockets represented Bay High School at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) Indoor State Track Meet at SPIRE Institute in Geneva: Jayden Perrine, long jump (9th place); 4x800m Relay of Will Dunstan, Connor Spellman, Kieran Ripley, Iain Ray (16th place); Payton Krafcheck, long jump (17th) and Michael Hanselman, 3200m (21st place).

Karen Uthe Semancik

Karen Misciagna is the director of communications for Bay Village Schools.

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 10:19 AM, 03.21.2023