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VW Marlins compete in swim tri-meet

ROCKY McVAIGH/for the Van Wert independent

OTTAWA — The YMCA Marlins traveled to Ottawa to swim in a tri-meet with Putnam County YMCA and Wapakoneta Community YMCA.

Marlin Sam Houg takes off in the 50-yard freestyle during a tri-meet with Putnam County and Wapakoneta YMCAs. (photo submitted)
Marlin Sam Houg takes off in the 50-yard freestyle during a tri-meet with Putnam County and Wapakoneta YMCAs. (photo submitted)

In 11-12 Girls, Katie McVaigh took first in five of her six events (50 freestyle, 100 individual medley, 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle).  Also securing first place finishes were Sofia Houg; Emma Pollock and Jamie Burenga.

Risa Pollock claimed four second-place finishes and her sister, Emma, had three. The Marlins’ age 12 & Under swimmers will compete in the YMCA Northwest Ohio Division III sectional next Saturday at the Lima Community YMCA.  The qualifiers from sectionals will then travel to Fremont for the Northwest Ohio YMCA Championships.

Van Wert at Putnam County YMCA(all distances in yards)

8 & Under Girls: Sofia Houg – 1st 25 Back; 3rd 50 Free; 5th 25 Free. Lilie Mull – 9th 50 Free; 12th 25 Free; 13th 25 Back. Olivia Rutkowski – 10th 50 Free; 11th 25 Back; 13th 25 Free. Emma Miller – 12th 50 Free; 15th 25 Free; 17th 25 Back.

8& Under Boys: Sam Houg – 4th 25 Free; 6th 50 Free and 50 Back. Luke Miller – 5th 25 Free; 7th 50 Free; 10th 25 Back.

9-10 Girls: Emma Pollock – 1st 100 IM; 2nd 200 Free, 50 Fly and 50 Breast; 3rd 50 Free.  Jamie Burenga – 1st 50 Back; 2nd 100 IM; 3rd 50 Breast; 4th 50 Free. Tyra McClain – 4th 100 IM; 8th 50 Free and 50 Breast. Gracie Mull – 8th 50 Back; 13th 50 Free. Elizabeth Rutkowski – 4th 50 Fly; 5th 100 Free; 15th 50 Free; 17th 50 Back. Anna Wasson – 6th 50 Fly; 7th 100 Free; 14th 50 Back; 17th 50 Free. Micah LaTurner – 7th 50 Fly; 9th 100 Free; 11th 50 Back; 18th 50 Free. Sophie Rutkowski – 10th 100 Free and 50 Back; 15th 50 Breast; 20th 50 Free. Laney Hargett – 6th 100 Free; 10th 50 Breast; 12th 50 Back.

9-10 Boys: Ian Rex – 4th 200 Free, 100 Free and 50 Back; 5th 50 Free. Jayden Welker – 5th 50 Breast; 6th 50 Free; 7th 200 Free and 50 Fly. Kaden Wollbright – 7th 100 Free; 8th 50 Back.

11-12 Girls: Risa Pollock – 2nd 200 Free; 100 IM; 500 Free and 50 Breast.  Katie McVaigh – 1st 100 IM, 50 Free, 100 Free and 50 Back; 4th 50 Fly. Delaney Keysor – 3rd 50 Back; 7th 200 Free; 8th 50 Free; 11th 100 Free. Emma Rutkowski – 5th 50 Back; 8th 200 Free and 50 Breast; 10th 50 Free; 13th 100 Free.

13-14 Girls: Erin Miller – 5th 100 Back and 100 Breast; 6th 50 Free and 100 Free. Skylar Lehman – 2nd 100 Fly; 6th 100 Back; 7th 50 Free; 8th 100 Free. Kathryn Wray – 7th 100 Breast; 8th 50 Free; 9th 100 Free.

13-14 Boys: Aaron Stant – 2nd 100 Fly and 500 Free; 5th 100 Back; 6th 50 Free. Dylan Neate – 5th 50 Free, 100 Free and 100 Breast. Brendan Browning – 6th 100 Free, 100 Back and 100 Breast; 7th 50 Free.

15-18 Boys: Colton Deschner – 2nd 100 Back; 3rd 200 Free; 4th 100 Breast; 6th 50 Free.

POSTED: 02/27/14 at 6:14 am. FILED UNDER: Sports