The storied career of Tippecanoe senior swimmer Arielle Arnett is over, and she will leave her legacy with the Red Devils as a state runner-up.
Arnett swam to a second-place finish in the 500 Freestyle at the state swimming championships last weekend in Canton, swimming a time of 4:59.82. Arnett finished five seconds behind the defending state champion Lucy Callard of Cincinnati Seven Hills, who won another state title.
Arnett credited the support of her coach of her club team the Raiders, along with Tippecanoe coaches Tim Rambeau and Karl Stanbury, her teammates, friends and family.
Alexis Cook, a sophomore swimmer at Tippecanoe, finished 14th in Ohio swimming the 50 Free, finishing in 24.76, less than .30 seconds from placing in the top eight as the competition was fierce.
“This was the first time as an individual racer and it is very exciting and am humbled by the experience,” Cook said via text after the meet. “I am ready for next year’s competition. I couldn’t have asked for better competition in my races, and I am thankful for my family, friends, coach John of SPY program and coaches Tim and Karl at Tippecanoe.”
Cook also placed 16th overall in the 100 Free. Placing 12th overall in the 100 Fly was Bethel’s Eiliana Wright, as she swam 58.70.
Tippecanoe placed 32nd overall as a team in the state meet with 21 points.