GCL Division I Swimming Championships Today At St. X

02/04/2015

Posted on 2/4/2015 at 11:11am

Lane 8 Fund Issues Catholic Championship Challenge

Swimmers from the Greater Catholic League South Division and the Girls’ Greater Catholic League take to the Keating Natatorium pool tonight to compete in the 2015 GCL & GGCL Division I Swimming & Diving Championships.  The diving portion of the league meet was held Monday at the University of Cincinnati, with the swimming competition set for today.  Doors open at 3:30 this afternoon, with the meet beginning at 5.

Admission is $5.

Fans attending tonight’s meet are encouraged to help out the Lane 8 Fund, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by former Elder and UC swimmer Adam Monk that helps provide sponsorship to inner-city swimmers by giving them the essentials to compete to the best of their abilities.  The Lane 8 Fund has issued the Catholic Championship Challenge to collect goggles, swimsuits and/r donations to help support their efforts.

Representatives from the Lane 8 Fund will be on hand at Keating Natatorium collecting lightly used or new (still packaged) goggles, as well as lightly used swimsuits and monetary donations, as part of the Catholic Championship Challenge.  They also can answer any questions you might have about the organization and additional ways you can get involved with the Lane 8 Fund.

St. Xavier is the defending GCL champion.  The Bombers went on to win the Division I state title last season and are again one of the favorites to win the big school state title.  Ursuline Academy is the defending GGCL champion.

St. X’s Fitzgerald Wins GCL Diving Championship

St. Xavier junior Drew Fitzgerald won the GCL Division Diving Championships held Monday at the University of Cincinnati, racking up a score of 249.45 to finish ahead of the competition.  Sophomore Josh Knapke of St. Xavier came in second, with a score of 214.00, followed by sophomore Jake Wells of Elder (202.60), senior Matthew Weber of St. Xavier (174.15) and junior J.P. Olding of St. Xavier (173.30) – giving the Bombers four of the top five spots.