The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association has recognized three Findlay teens for achieving all-American times or marks in their respective events.

Lexie Layne, a four-time all-Ohio diver for Findlay High’s girls swim team, earned all-American honors for the second straight year in her specialty. Layne finished fifth in the Division I state meet this past season.

Findlay’s Max Rutledge and Brady Ireland, who both swim interscholastically for Toledo St. Francis, posted all-American times in seven total events. Rutledge, a St. Francis graduate who has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, posted all-American times in the 200-yard individual medley and as a member of St. Francis’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Ireland, who will be a senior at St. Francis, achieved all-American marks in the 50 and 100 free, as well as the 200 and 400 free relays.

UF students named

Five University of Findlay golfers have earned All-American Scholar honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.

Seniors Makenzie Torres and Samantha Hatter, juniors Meredith Wipper and Samantha Kellstrom and freshman Jill Schmitmeyer made the all-academic team. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics, with student-athletes needing a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

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