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CN's Retrum, VanDeventer chosen All-Area co-Swimmers of the Year
March 21, 2012Columbus North High School
Columbus North seniors Myra Retrum and Kristen VanDeventer have been selected the 2012 All-Area Girls co-Swimmers of the Year by The Republic, the newspaper announced Wednesday (March 21).
The duo are among 15 CN athletes who were recognized on the newspaper's All-Area Team.
Joining Retrum and VanDeventer on the first team were freshman Marah Bieger, junior Mackenzie Coles, junior Jessie Freudenthaler, freshman Kelcie Davie, junior Rachael Sollman, freshman Karen Wildemann, junior Emma Wyke and freshman Maddie Wyke.
Junior Sydney Jarrard, junior Erin Jones, sophomore Tierney McAlister, junior Marie Wildemann and junior Avery Zeller received honorable mention accolades.
Retrum finished second in the 200-yard individual medley and seventh in the 100 breaststroke, and VanDeventer took third in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 500 freestyle in last month’s IHSAA State Finals. The pair also comprised two legs of the seventh-place 400 freestyle relay and eighth-place 200 freestyle relay teams.
Retrum has accepted a scholarship to swim next season at Indiana University.
VanDeventer is bound for the University of Virginia on a swimming scholarship.
2011-12 ALL-AREA TEAM
Picked by The Republic
Marah Bieger, Columbus North
Mackenzie Coles, Columbus North
Kelcie Davie, Columbus North
Carley Fox, Columbus East
Jessie Freudenthaler, Columbus North
Myra Retrum, Columbus North
Rachael Sollman, Columbus North
Sidney Stout, Seymour
Kristin VanDeventer, Columbus North
Karen Wildemann, Columbus North
Emma Wyke, Columbus North
Maddie Wyke, Columbus North
Honorable mention from Columbus North: