COLUMBUS, Ohio —Good things come in threes.
River Valley junior Trenton Wolfe picked up the second and third district championships of his career while advancing to his third straight state swim meet this past Friday and Saturday at the 2013 Division II Central-East-Southeast District Swimming and Diving Tournament held at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of the Ohio State University.
Wolfe — a state podium finisher last year in the 200-yard freestyle contest — picked up his first district title in that event Saturday after finishing as the district runner-up last season. Wolfe also repeated as district champion in the 500-yard freestyle event over the weekend.
Wolfe — who will be making his third appearance in each event at the state level — had a winning time of 1:46.02 in the 200 freestyle and also posted a winning mark of 4:52.83 in the 500 freestyle finale. Wolfe’s winning times are currently the 13th- and 14th-fastest times at the state level, respectively.
Wolfe — who finished eighth in the 200 and 10th in the 500 last year — will also be the only local swimmer headed to the state tournament.
Wolfe teamed with Blade Eblin, James Jackson and Dean Lollathin in the 200 Medley Relay, and the quartet finished 29th out of 30 teams with a mark of 2:06.83. Wolfe, Jackson, Lollathin and Ben Ball also placed 23rd overall in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:46.43.
The Raiders finished 19th out of 36 teams with a team score of 40 points. The Gallia Academy girls — the other local program with representatives at the district meet — did not score in the girls competition.
Senior Naomi Campbell finished her individual season by placing 29th out of 30 athletes in the 100-yard breast stroke with a mark of 1:23.07.
Campbell, Marina Ortego-Carrascal, Meghan McDaniel and Olivia Rees also teamed up in the 200 medley relay and finished 27th overall with a time of 2:23.90.
Wolfe will compete at the Division II meet this Thursday and Friday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium on the campus of Canton McKinley High School.
Complete results of the 2013 Division II Central-East-Southeast District Tournament at Ohio State University are available on the web at ohsaa.org