High School Sports

O’Fallon’s Workman wins 200-yard IM state title

O'Fallon senior Sean Workman won one state championship and came close to a second medal at the IHSA Swimming and Diving Championships at New Trier High School Saturday.

Workman won the 200 yard individual medley event with a final time of 1:49.38, a full 1.53 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

Sam Iida, a sophomore from Glenview, whose 1:50.91 time in the finals was just .001 second ahead of Metea Valley senior Jordan O'Brien. Alton's Addison Kaufmann placed 15th in the event with at time of 1:55.48. Peter Byers, a senior from Edwardsville, finished 28th at 1:58.50.

Workman finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a finals time of 50.75, less than a second out of third place. Max St. George, a senior from Wheaton North, posted the winning time of 48.20.

St. George also set a state-record in the event during the preliminary heat with a time of 48.07.

Workman reached the state finals with a dominant performance at the Springfield Sectional Meet. He swam the 200-yard individual medley with a first-place time of 1:48.71. In the 100-yard backstroke event, he defeated Belleville East freshman Logan Theiss with a time of 50.82.

Two others from the metro-east qualified for the state meet via the Springfield Sectional. Jake Gremaud, a senior from Edwardsville, placed 36th in the 100-yard freesyle with a time of 48.27.

Matt Daniels, of Alton, was 31st in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:46.22.

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