Coho Swimmers Place 11th in State
Chris Kearney claims three state titles. Deerfield swim club sets 14 team records.
With Chris Kearney’s three state titles leading the way, Deerfield’s Coho Swim Club finished 11th out of 71 teams in the Illinois Age Group State Championships March 10 at the University of Illinois-Chicago pool.
Team members won 19 medals and 24 swimmers qualified for the finals.
Kearney earned gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle events for the 13-14 age group and joined Ryan Smith, Scott Stern and Evan Fischoff for second-place finishes in the 400 freestyle and medley relays as well as the 800 freestyle relay. Smith added a second-place medal in the 100 backstroke.
Third-place hardware came in the 11-12 girls’ age group as Shannon Kearney earned the honor in the 50 backstroke and teamed with Margaret Guanci, Lily Kurzydlo and Nicole Piatek to do the same in the 400 freestyle relay.
All top three finishes were done in team record time. For a complete list of performances for all team members take a look at the results sheet attached to this article.