This past weekend the Talawanda Braves Swim Teams took part in the first round of their state tournament – their sectional swim meets. The boys team placed 4th out of the 15 teams present at their sectional meet, while the girls team finished 5th out of 12 teams present. It was an outstanding weekend for the Braves as 44 of the 57 individual swims were personal bests. Moving on to districts are John Anzano, Ben Crowder, Noah Curry, Ethan DiMenna, Jonah Jones, Luke Liang, Blake Madden, Rory Adryan, Jess Crowder, Camille Flaspohler, and Maria Marecos. The weekend was highlighted by Jess Crowder’s victory in the 50 Free. She is now seeded 5th in the event headed into the district swim meet this weekend with a legitimate shot to qualify for states. On the boys side, the 200 Medley Relay is seeded 7th going into the district meet, while the 200 Free Relay is seeded 10th. The district swim meet will be held this Saturday (2/17/18) at Miami’s Rec Center.