Keefer, Kramer score swimming at state

Three Clermont County high school swimming stars competed in the state championship meet that took place last weekend (Feb. 23 & 24) at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.

Elliott Keefer, Milford senior, earned the best finish with his fifth place in the 100-yard breaststroke. He completed the race in 58.24 seconds. In the finals’ qualifying preliminaries he finished third in a time of 57.98.

“Elliott had a tremendous year and a tremendous career. He did extremely well,” said his coach, Gary Tameris. Keefer owns three school records – the 100 breast (57.98), the 100 backstroke, and the 200 individual medley.

Nate Kramer, New Richmond senior, scored points for Lion High in two events. He was eighth in the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:44.80. In the preliminaries he was third in 1:42.92 and with this clocking established a new school record. In the 500 free he took 14th place in 4:40.95. In the prelims he had come in 10th best with a 4:39.14 clocking which is another new NRHS standard.