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Ringenbach Wins 500 Freestyle as Swim Teams Compete at NCISAA State Championships
Ringenbach Wins 500 Freestyle as Swim Teams Compete at NCISAA State Championships

The Ravenscroft boys and girls swim teams competed in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association State Championship Swim Meet on Monday, Feb. 11. Bode Ringenbach '21 (pictured in top spot at right) led the Ravens by winning the 500 Freestyle and placing 2nd in the 200 Individual Medley. The boys team finished fifth overall with 143.5 points, while the girls team placed 14th overall with 25 points.

"Bode finished off his impressive sophomore season by winning his first individual state championship in the 500 freestyle," head coach Greg Warren said. "I was very proud of how he swam overall at States and his entire season as well. Bode has truly become one of our leaders both in the pool and out."

NCISAA Champion/Boys
Bode Ringenbach '21, first place, 500 Freestyle

NCISAA Top 5 Finishers/Boys
Bode Ringenbach '21: second place, 200 Individual Medley
Ben Russell '21: third place, 200 Individual Medley
Ben Russell '21: fourth place, 100 Backstroke
Ryan Hardy '22: second place, 100 Backstroke
Ben Russell '21, Bode Ringenbach '21, Jacob Crater '20, Ryan Hardy '22 : fifth place, 200 Medley Relay

"Both our boys and girls swam really well at the NCISAA meet," Warren said. "Most of our swims were either at or very close to best times, and that's all I can expect. To have three boys earn podium spots was a great showing for our team as we look towards next season with all three swimmers returning."