Sidney High swimmersqualify for GWOC finals


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Botkins swimmer Joe Shuga competes in a four-team meet at the Lima YMCA last weekend. Shuga won two events for the Trojans.


Staff report

TROTWOOD — The Greater Western Ohio Conference held its divisional swim meets, with Sidney competing in the American North Division.

The boys placed third with 265 points, behind first-place Vandalia and runner-up Troy.

The Sidney girls were sixth with 109 points.

The top two finishers in each event automatically qualified for the GWOC finals, which take place Thursday at Trotwood Madison High School. In addition, the next 12 finishers qualified by time.

Highlighting the division meet for Sidney’s boys was the 50 freestyle. All four Sidney swimmers scored, with Chase VanTilburgh and Collin McClain placing second and third, and Logan Johnson and Elliott Wilson seventh and ninth, respectively.

VanTilburgh and Johnson were first and second in the 100 breastroke and made it to the finals, and Sidney’s 200 free relay team of Johnson, Wilson, McClain and VanTilburgh took first in their best time, 1:32.98. They beat out top-seeded Vandalia.

All three boys relay teams made it to the finals, as well as two girls relay teams.

Sidney’s 200 medley relay team of Logan Searcy, Johnson, VanTilburgh and McClain finished second in 1:46, their best time of the year, and the team of Searcy, Caleb Johnson, Wilson and McClain placed third in the 400 free relay in 3:48.39.

McClain and Elliott both swam personal bests in the 50 free, Caleb and Nathan Johnson both swam personal bests in placing eighth and 12th in the 100 free, respectively, and Logan Johnson’s 1:06.27 was a personal best in the 100 breaststroke.

For the girls, Lydia Brewer swam a personal best 29.03 in placing ninth in the 50 free, and Rebekah Boller swam a personal best of 30.65 in placing 13th in the same event.

The relay team of Emily Wiesenmayer, Jenny Barnes, Emili Aselage and Lydia Brewer placed sixth in the 400 free relay and the 200 free relay.

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Botkins

The Botkins High swim team recently competed in a four-team meet at the Lima YMCA.

The boys were led by Joe Shuga, who won two events. He was first in the 200 free in a personal-best 2:12.4, and also won the 100 backstroke in 1:03.67.

Trent Egbert was third in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 50 free. His breaststroke time was 1:23.83, also a personal best.

Tanner Russell was third in the 50 free in a personal-best 27.18 and second in the 100 free in 1:04.45.

Lindsey Okuley swam to second in the 100 free in 1:18.85, with Bella Ewery placing third in 1:22.49.

The medley relay team of Lindsey Okuley, Maddie Okuley, Katie Egbert and Ewery was third.

Egbert also took fourth and Ali’isa Hoskins sixth in the 50 free, both with personal-best times of 30.45 and 34.34. Egbert was also second and L. Okuley fourth in the backstroke.

Ewery had her team’s only first, winning the 50 backstroke in 43.15, and the 400 free relay of Hoskins, Ewery, L. Okuley and Egbert was second.

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MAC meet

The Midwest Athletic Conference held its unofficial league meet over the weekend in the Coldwater Invitational, and the Versailles boys took first place with 130 points.

Cole Condon broke the meet record in the 50 free at 23.0, and also swam the first leg of the 200 free relay in 22.75, which broke the record of 23.02 set in 2011.

The 400 free relay team of Condon, Kyle Dapore, Nathanial Nelson and Clint Morgan won in 3:46.45, Condon also won the 100 butterfly in 57.44, Clint Morgan won the 100 free in 52.22 and was second in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.48, and Nelson was third in the 200 free in 2:22.95.

Jarrod Wagner took third in the 500 free in 7:44.63.

New Bremen’s Sam Rutschilling was first in the 200 free in 2:07.79, and teammate Noah Parlett was second in 2:21.16. Parlett also won the 500 free in 6:35.31. Rutschilling added a second in the 100 free.

Bremen’s Ezra Ferguson won the 200 individual medley in 2:21.16 and also the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.56.

Minster’s 200 medley relay team of Spencer Prenger, Jacob Wissman, Grant Beair and Austin Brown was second in 2:08.56,

Boys team scores — 1. Versailles 130, 2. Fort Recovery 91, 3. New Bremen 90, 4. Marion Local 78, 5. Coldwater 52, 6. Minster 39, 7. St. Henry 6.

• In the girls portion of the meet, the Minster Lady Wildcats were first, rolling up 157 points, 45 better than Bremen.

Kaitlyn Albers of Minster won the 200 free in 2:09.09, and the 500 free in 5:54.58.

Claire Borgerding was first in the 100 free in 58.43, just ahead of teammate Polar Slonkosky in second in 1:02.17.

Minster’s 400 free relay team of Emma Watcke, Borgerding, Madeline Magoto and Albers was first in 4:04.59, with the New Bremen foursome of Chloe Schwartz, Jenna Broerman, Andrea Heitkamp and Rachel Kremer second in 4:19.57.

Magoto was second in the 200 IM in 2:30.52 and second in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.7.

New Bremen’s 200 free relay team of Taylor Paul, Alana Speelman, Rachel Kremer and Ashton Heitkamp was second in 1:49.4.

For Versailles, which finished fourth, Heather Albers was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.47, and Faith Wilker added a third in the 200 IM in 2:38.68.

Girls team scores: 1. Minster 157, 2. New Bremen 112, 3. Fort Recovery 100, 4. Versailles 70, 5. Coldwater 57, 6. St. Henry 13, 7. Marion Local 9.

Botkins swimmer Joe Shuga competes in a four-team meet at the Lima YMCA last weekend. Shuga won two events for the Trojans.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/01/web1_Shuga-Joe.jpgBotkins swimmer Joe Shuga competes in a four-team meet at the Lima YMCA last weekend. Shuga won two events for the Trojans.

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