Kirtland’s Claire Dumstorff won two individual events and finished third in a pair of relays at the 2023 Chagrin Valley Conference Swimming Championships on Saturday at Beachwood High School.
Dumstorff won CVC titles in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle.
“Overall, I was very satisfied with my performance at the meet,” Dumstorff said. “I dropped some time in my individual events, and each of our relays did well.”
Dumstorff set a lifetime personal record in winning the 100 freestyle in 1:00.33 and she posted a season PR of 1:16.27 in the 100 breaststroke.
She teamed up with Carmela Kovach, Giorgi Mei, and Sophia Shepard to place third in the 200-yard medley relay, and that same group finished third in the 200 freestyle relay in 2:02.62.
“I think my best event was the 100-yard breaststroke because I felt the strongest while swimming, and I dropped the most time out of each of my events,” she said.”
With the CVC championships behind her, Dumstorff is focused on the upcoming postseason.
“I’m feeling pretty confident where I am right now heading into districts,” she said. “I think I am in a good place with my times and my strokes overall. I am going to keep working hard at practice to be fully prepared for districts.”
Kirtland’s other top eight finishers at the CVC championships included Elliot Hostelley (7th, 200 freestyle, 2:20.14; 8th, 100 backstroke, 1:13.29), Walter Knoop (8th, 50 freestyle, :26.20; 6th, 100 freestyle, :58.76), Carmela Kovach (7th, 100 backstroke, 1:21.42), Sophia Shepard (5th, 100 freestyle, 1:06.07; 4th 100 breaststroke, 1:26.23), and Nina Vujica (8th, 50 freestyle, :30.97).