DOVER (WJER) (March 3, 2022) – Dover High School Junior Lucas Lane has been celebrating his accomplishments at last week’s state meet while staying motivated to come back stronger next year.
Lane swam his fastest times ever in both the 200 and 500 freestyle races and placed second in both at the Division II state swim meet in Canton. The only swimmers to beat him were seniors who will be swimming at Division I colleges next year.
Lane was attempting to defend a state title in the 200 but was unseated by the swimmer he upset at last year’s meet.
“I did tons of celebrating because it’s not every day you get to drop a second and a half and six seconds in two races,” he said, “and honestly, I’m more motivated now to come back and hopefully have two first places next year.”
Lane also anchored dover’s 400-yard relay team to All-Ohio honors. He swam the fastest 100 yards of any swimmer in that event.
“I’m so happy that we ended up getting All-Ohio honors,” he said. “Two of them were first time ever state kids (Cameron Marshall and Kasey Ruegsegger) and Blaze (Burris) is a senior. It was really cool to end the season with a ‘heck yeah!’ moment.”
The full interview will be on WJER’s Sports Talk Saturday morning at 9.