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Sunday, May. 31, 2020

VW boys 3rd, girls 8th at swim meet

SANDRA GROOMS/independent sports

DEFIANCE – The Van Wert High School swim teams traveled to the Defiance County YMCA for the 14th annual WBL championships. The boys took third place out of 10 teams while the girls finished eighth. Lima Shawnee teams were champions and Celina teams were runners-up for both boys and girls. Other high schools participating included Lima Bath, Defiance, Elida, Kenton, Ottawa-Glandorf, St. Marys, and Wapakoneta.

Cougar swimmer Taylor Grooms swims the butterfly during the WBL swim meet over the weekend. (Photo by Mark Robenalt for the Van Wert independent)

Freshman Eric Easley was the best individual finisher of the day for the Cougars. His second-place medal finish with a time of 1:04.65 in the 100-yard breaststroke sets a new VWHS team record and breaks the previous record of 1:04.83 he set on January 22. Easley was also fifth in the 200-yard freestyle.

The boys’ 200-yard medley relay also finished second and 400-yard freestyle relay finished fourth. Members of both relays were Cody Hanes, Trey Stemen, Adam Saylor, and Easley. The 200 freestyle relay with AJ Foster, Vincent Silette, Kase Schalois, Matt Cucciarre finished in eighth place.

Other scorers for the Cougar boys were Schalois, 11th in the 500-yard freestyle and fifth in 1-meter diving; Saylor, 11th in the 50-yard freestyle and eighth in the 100-yard freestyle; Hanes, ninth in the 100-yard butterfly and seventh in 1-meter diving; Stemen, eighth in the 100-yard backstroke and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley; Foster, sixth in the 50-yard freestyle and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle; and Garrett McDowell, 11th in 1-meter diving.

Scoring for the Van Wert girls were Erin Dingle, fifth in the 200-yard freestyle and ninth in the 500-yard freestyle; Taylor Grooms, 12th in the 200-yard individual medley and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle; Britany Jurczyk, eighth in the 100-yard backstroke; and Rebecca Johnson, 12th in the 200-yard freestyle.

The girls’ 200-yard medley relay with Dingle, Jurczyk, Alex Czajkowski, and Grooms finished fifth, while the 200-yard freestyle relay with Karlyn Koontz, Holly Hammond, Johnson and Linzey Rice finished sixth, and the 400-yard freestyle relay with Dingle, Jurczyk, Koontz and Grooms finished in eighth place.

  • Girls Results (all distances in yards)
  • 200 Medley Relay:  5th (2:08.95 –Brittany Jurczyk, Erin Dingle, Alex Czajkowski, Taylor Grooms)
  • 200 Freestyle:  5th (2:16.96 – Erin Dingle), 12th (2:32.25 – Rebecca Johnson), 22nd ( 2:46.91 – Andi Foster), 26th ( 2:51.75 – Laney Ellzey)
  • 200 Individual Medley: 12th (2:43.99 – Taylor Grooms), 15th (2:48.90 – Karlyn Koontz), 20th (2:59.10- Alex Czajkowski)
  • 50 Freestyle: 18th (30.33 – Holly Hammond), 21st (31.96 – Linzey Rice), 25th (33.65- Laney Ellzey), 33rd  (36.31 – Courtney Smith)
  • 100 Freestyle:  9th (101.59 – Taylor Grooms), 17th (1:08.08 – Brittany Jurczyk)  ,21st (1:13.74 – Linzey Rice), 30th (1:19.03 – Reed Wermer)
  • 500 Freestyle: 9th (6:19.68 – Erin Dingle), 15th (6:50.39 – Karlyn Koontz)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay:  6th (2:06.94 – Karlyn Koontz, Holly Hammond, Rebecca Johnson, Linzey Rice).
  • 100 Backstroke:   8th (1:12.85 – Brittany Jurczyk),17th (1:17.35 – Holly Hammond), 23rd (1:24.29 – Rebecca Johnson), 26th (1:29.52 – Andi Foster)
  • 100 Breaststroke:  14th (1:25.82 – Alex Czajkowski), 29th (1:39.68 – Reed Wermer), 30th (1:40.72 – Courtney Smith)
  • 400 Freestyle Relay:  8th (4:25.75 – Brittany Jurczyk, Karlyn Koontz, Erin Dingle, Taylor Grooms)
  • Boys Results (all distances in yards)
  • 200 Medley Relay:  2nd (1:52.10 – Cody Hanes, Trey Stemen, Eric Easley, Adam Saylor)
  • 200 Freestyle: 5th (1:58.05- Eric Easley), 14th ( 2:11.77- Matt Cucciarre), 22nd ( 2:26.73 – Shane Robenalt), 26th (2:30.39– Daniel Silette)
  • 200 Individual Medley: 6th (2:17.51 – Trey Stemen)
  • 50 Freestyle: 6th (24.79 – A.J. Foster), 11th (25.97 – Adam Saylor), 17th (26.74 – Vincent Silette), 32nd (30.80 – Jacob Scheidt)
  • 1 Meter Diving:  5th (288.30 pts  – Kase Schalois), 7th ( 252.40 pts – Cody Hanes), 11th (207.15 pts- Garrett Mc Dowell)
  • 100 Butterfly:   9th (106.46 – Cody Hanes)
  • 100 Freestyle: 8th (57.86 – Adam Saylor), 9th (58.16 – A.J. Foster), 26th (1:04.95 – Daniel Silette), 27th (1:08.36 – Nathan Profit)
  • 500 Freestyle: 11th (5:52.70 – Kase Schalois), 14th (5:59.59 – Matt Cucciarre)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay: 8th (1:47.32 – AJ Foster, Vincent Silette, Kase Schalois, Matt Cucciarre)
  • 100 Backstroke:  8th (1:03.80 – Trey Stemen), 16th (1:10.53 – Vincent Silette), 23rd (1:26.12 – Jacob Scheidt)
  • 100 Breaststroke: 2nd (1:04.65 – Eric Easley), 23rd (1:22.83 – Shane Robenalt), 25th (1:26.17 – Nathan Profit)
  • 400 Freestyle Relay:  4th (4:08.17- Cody Hanes, Eric Easley, Adam Saylor, Trey Stemen)

POSTED: 01/31/11 at 3:59 am. FILED UNDER: Sports