The Sidney High School swim teams opened the season with two meets over the weekend at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA.
On Friday night the Sidney boys won 99-12 over Kettering Alter. The girls lost to Alter 110-38.
For the boys, Chase VanTilburgh won the 50-free and the 100-breastroke, Aaron Jenson was first in the 100 backstroke, Logan Johnson was first in the 200-free and second in the 1oo-free, and Caleb Johnson won the 100-butterfly.
In relay events, Sidney won the 200 medley with the team of Jenson, Logan Searcy, Caleb Johnson and Elliot Wilson, and both the 200- and 400-free relay with the team of L. Johnson, Searcy, Collin McClain and VanTilburgh.
Highlighting the girls’ effort was Emili Aselage, who won the 50-free with a 30.26.
Emily Jones was second in the 500-free in her very first time swimming the event, Kim Clausmeier was second in the 100-breaststroke, and the 200 free relay team of Barnes, Guinther, Wiesenmayer and Aselage was second.
Both Sidney teams won the Shelby County Open, held Sunday at the YMCA.
In boys competition, Sidney had 139, Botkins 37, Houston 23 and Lehman 12.
Aaron Jensen of Sidney was first in the 200-free and second in the 100-back. Searcy was first in the 50-free, VanTilburgh first in the 100-free and L. Johnson first in the 100-breaststroke.
Sidney’s 200 medley relay team of Searcy, L. Johnson, McClain and VanTilburgh was first as were the 200- and 400-free relay teams. They included the same four swimmers in both Johnsons, McClain and Van Tilburgh.
Lehman’s Eli Baker was first in the 100-back, just ahead of Sidney’s Jensen, and also second in the 100-free.
Houston’s Conner Drury was second in the 100-breaststroke and third in the 50-free.
Botkins’ 200-medley relay team of Russell, Egbert, Shuga and Hanby was second.
There were five meet record set by the boys, including Searcy of Sidney in the 50-free (26.24), Van Tilburgh of Sidney in the 100-free (53.56), Eli Baker of Lehman in the 100-back (1:04.22), Logan Johnson of Sidney in the 100-breaststroke (1:09.43), and Trent Egbert of Botkins in the junior varsity 50-free (31.31).
The Sidney girls had 132, Botkins 49 and Lehman 29.
The Botkins foursome of Okuley, Buehler, Egbert and Hoskins won the 200-medley relay.
Kate Hemm of Lehman won the 100-back with Katie Egbert of Botkins second. Cassidy Hemm of Lehman was first in the 100-breaststroke, with Amber Buehler second. And Lehman’s Emily Aselage was first in the 100-free.
Sidney’s 200-free relay team of Barnes, Lewis, Wiesenmayer and Aselage was first, with the Botkins team of Hoskins, Okuley, Egbert and Buehler second.
And in the 400-free relay, the Sidney team of Barnes, Lewis, Wiesenmayer and Aselage was first with the Sidney B team of Bootz, Gibson, Martin and Jones second.
There were also five meet records set in the girls competition. They included Kate Hemm in the 200-free (2:25.36), Cassidy Hemm in the 50-free (29.29), Sidney’s Aselage in the 100-free (1:08.82), Sidney’s Sarah Lewis in the JV 50-free (33.79), and Sidney’s Olivia Martin in the JV 100-free (1:36.37.