CANTON — Ada freshman swimmer Klava Katayama finished 17th out of 24 swimmers in the 100 freestyle preliminary heats at the Div. II state meet held Friday evening in the C.T. Branin Natatorium.

Katayama finished the 100 free in 53.63 to post the 17th-best time in the three preliminary heats. Her 50-yard splits were 25.39 and 28.24.

She just missed making it to the B Finals 100 freestyle race Friday. Only the top 16 finishers by time in an event make it to the finals. Katayama is the first alternate to this afternoons consolation finals should someone in the race decide not to swim.

The top eight advance to the A Finals, while nine through 16 compete in the B Finals.

Katayama came into the state event seeded 20th in the 24-girl field by time. She bettered her district time by .03 at Canton. Only six of the 24 swimmers in the 100 free event were freshmen.

Girls 100 Yard Freestyle DIV. II Preliminary Results
Heat finishes/times

Place Name Class School Prelim Time
q=qualified for finals
1 Cora Dupre SO Cincinnati Mariemont 50.07 q
2 Miranda Donley SR Columbus School for Girls 50.46 q
3 Olivia Chick SR Yellow Springs 51.29 q
4 Amy Fulmer SO Bellefontaine 51.33 q
5 Bainon Hart FR Gates Mills Hawken 52.11 q
6 Maja Miedza FR Bay Village Bay 52.24 q
7 Maggie Cha SR Shaker Hts Hathaway Brown 52.29 q
8 Lainey Newman SO Cincinnati Mariemont 52.49 q
9 Emma Fortman SO Cincinnati Madeira 52.66 q
10 Sheridan Ave SR Powell Village Academy 52.68 q
11 Silvija Taraska SR Mentor Lake Catholic 52.77 q
12 Ashleigh Franks SR Bryan 52.91 q
13 Morgan Miklus SO Shaker Heights Laurel 52.92 q
14 Claire Farrell SR Dayton Carroll 52.96 q
15 Maggie Wagenbrenner SR Columbus School for Girls 53.25 q
16 Alexis Cook SO Tipp City Tippecanoe 53.53 q

17 Klava Katayama FR Ada 53.63
25.39 53.63 (28.24) splits
18 Elizabeth Maiwurm JR Orrville 53.79
19 Becca Prangley JR Cincinnati Wyoming 53.87
20 Grace Valenza FR Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 53.88
21 Caroline Holmes FR Dresdem Tri Valley 53.96
22 Kenzie Conn FR Celina 54.25
23 Marisa Crisci SR Middletown Bishop Fenwick 54.33
24 Audrey Dietz SO Gates Mills Hawken 55.24

The Div. II finals races will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.