Women's Varsity Swimming & Diving

Season Highlights


Congratulations WJHS Swim Team!
Walsh Warriors Finish Strong At States

Once again the Warrior teams showed great efforts to finish strong at the 2014 OHSAA Division I State Swimming and Diving Tournament. A great performance by diver, Kailey Francetic started the ball rolling for the girls team. Francetic broke her own 11 dive record, and placed 5th with a score of 472.80 points.   The girls team finished 4th, with a total of 147 points, the highest place of any Northeast District girls team.  They defeated both the Northeast and Northwest District champs, Hudson and Strongsville by outscoring the two teams by 45 and 18 points respectively.  The Warrior women broke 6 Walsh girls records and had 4 All-American qualifying times.

The boys team finished 19th with Joey Reilman scoring 32.5 points. Joey also broke 3 Walsh boys records.

Congratulations on the following performances:

Prelims Finals

Girls 200 yd. Medley Relay- 1:47.69- 6th Place 1:46.51- 5th Place

(Gresser, Hart L.Heller, A.Heller)

Girls 200 yd. Freestyle- 1:48.83- 3rd Place 1:48.81- 5th Place

(Lauren Heller)

Girls 200 yd. IM- 2:05.20 - 6th Place 2:03.05- 3rd Place

(Hanna Gresser)

Girls 100 yd. Freestyle- 50.55- 4th Place 50.34- 3rd Place

(Lauren Heller)

Girls 100 yd. Breaststroke- 1:05.90- 9th Place 1:05.94- 9th Place

(Carly Hart) consolation heat winner

Girls 100 yd. Breaststroke- 1:04.63- 3rd Place 1:02.94-1st Place

(Hanna Gresser) State Champion


Walsh Finishes Strong at District Meet

Lenz 2Once more Walsh Jesuit Swimming and Diving had strong performances at the Division I District Meet and qualified 4 individual swimmers, 1 diver and 4 relays.

The following will be swimming/diving at the State Meet: Kailey Francetic, Sam Geyer, Hanna Gresser, Carly Hart, Alyssa Heller, Lauren Heller, Tom Imhoff, Drew Lenz, Nick Pennza, Joey Reilman, Adam Wilson and Tim Wintering .
The girls team scored 217 points and finished 2nd to Hudson’s 364 points. Brecksville/Broadview Heights finished 3rd with 205 points. The boys team scored 131 points and finished 8th overall in their first Division I effort.
Congratulations to the following State Qualifiers:
Girls 1 Mtr. Diving- Kailey Francetic- 438.25- District Champion
Girls 200 yd. Freestyle Medley- 1:47.29- District Champions
(Gresser, Hart, L.Heller, A.Heller)
Boys 200 yd. Freestyle Medley- 1:38.77- 6th Place
(Reilman, Imhoff, Wintering, A.Wilson)
Girls 200 yd. Freestyle – Lauren Heller- 1:49.37- District Champion
Boys 200 yd. Freestyle- Joey Reilman- 1:43.10- 2nd Place
Girls 200 IM- Hanna Gresser- 2:05.00- District Champion
Girls 100 yd. Freestyle- Lauren Heller- 50.76- District Champion
Boys 100 yd. Backstroke- Joey Reilman- 50.74- District Champion
Girls 100 yd. Breaststroke- Hanna Gresser- 1:04.07- District Champion
Girls 100 yd. Breaststroke- Carly Hart- 1:06.39- 6th Place
Girls 400 yd. Freestyle Relay- 3:31.76- 2nd Place
(Gresser, Geyer, L. Heller, Hart)
Boys 400 yd. Freestyle Relay- 3:17.51- 6th Place
(Reilman, Pennza, Wintering, Lenz)
Other Podium finishes Include:
Girls 200 IM- Carly Hart- 2:10.19- 5th Place
Boys 100 yd. Butterfly- Tim Wintering- 53.77- 8th Place
Girls 500 yd. Freestyle- Sam Geyer- 5:14.11- 7th Place
Boys 500 yd. Freestyle- Patrick Olivier- 452.11- 6th Place
Congratulations to the following for setting new Walsh Records!
1:47.29-Girls 200 yd. Medley Relay- Gresser, Hart, L. Heller, A. Heller
1:49.37-Girls 200 yd. Freestyle- Lauren Heller
5:14.11-Girls 500 yd. Freestyle- Sam Geyer
3:31.76-Girls 400 yd. Freestyle Relay- Gresser, Geyer, L. Heller, Hart
47.76- Boys 100 yd. Freestyle- Joey Reilman
***Interesting Facts***
The girls team swam in 12 events and had 6 first place finishes. They just missed a 7th one by .18!
The girls 2nd place finish is the highest place finish that either Walsh Jesuit boys or girls swim and dive team has ever had in Division I.

School Records

Event Women Time Year/Meet
Hanna Gresser
Carly Hart
Lauren Heller
Alyssa Heller
1:46.51 2014
200 Y Freestyle Lauren Heller 1:48.81 2014 State Meet
200Y IM Hanna Gresser 2:03.05 2014 State Meet
50Y Freestyle Lauren Heller 23.40 2014 NE Classic
100Y Butterfly Lauren Heller 55.77 2013 Viking Invitational
100Y Freestyle Lauren Heller 50.34 2014 State Meet
500Y Freestyle Samantha Geyer 5:14.11 2014 District Meet
Lauren Heller
Lauren Tullis
Danielle Margheret
Alyssa Heller
1:38.24 2013
100Y Backstroke Lauren Heller 57.72 2014 NE Classic
100Y Breaststroke Danielle Margheret 1:02.74 2011 State Meet
Hanna Gresser
Samantha Geyer
Carly Hart
Lauren Heller
3:30.23 2014
1M 6 Dives Kailey Francetic 276.45 2013 Kent Meet
1M 11 Dives Kailey Francetic 472.80 2014 State Meet