Grubbs and Speck to Compete in State Meet
The Galion swim team will see two of its members compete at the state meet over the next two days.
Troie Grubbs, a sophomore, has made it to state for the first time in her swimming career in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Grubbs feels that her stronger event is the 50 freestyle.
“I’m definitely a little nervous, but I feel very prepared at the same time—I feel like even though I’ve missed a lot, I’ve had a strong ending. It’s kind of crazy, I never expected to be here.”
The next swimmer is junior Kaisey Speck, and she made it in the 100 breaststroke. Speck made state during her freshman year at Colonel Crawford in the medley relay and the 200 free relay. This year, however, is her first time making it in an individual event.
“I’m not really nervous going into it, I was nervous going into it freshman year because I didn’t know what to expect, but this year I actually have an idea of what to expect and I know how to prepare myself a little bit better than freshman year. I’m just excited to get the chance to be at state this year again because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen this season, and I’m ultimately just so excited.”
During the district meet, Troie placed 4th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.21 seconds, and 5th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.77 seconds. She is tied for the 10th seed in the 50 and is seeded 19th in the 100 freestyle.
Kaisey placed 3rd at districts in the 100 breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:08.31 and is tied for 23rd going into the state meet.