The swim team competed in the Red Devil Invitational at Wheeling University on Saturday against 14 other teams and some of the top teams and swimmers in the state of Ohio. The Boys Team was able to swim really well and placed 6th out of 15 teams with several swimmers placing in the top 6 to receive ribbons and medals. The Girls Team swam strong with several personal records being broken but struggled to find points placing 12 out of 15 teams.
Top 10 Finishers
Alex Shockley placed 3rd for 4 points and medaled in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 25.26 and placed 7th in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 58.33.
Noe Lopez placed 6th for 1 point and ribboned in the 200 IM with a time of 3:10.36.
Antonio Lopez placed 8th in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:15.01.
Dalton Huhn placed 10th in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:53.92.
Boys 400 Freestyle A Relay placed 4th for 6 points and ribbons with a time of 4:15.03 (Antonio Lopez, Noe Lopez, Xander Caldwell, Alex Shockley).
Boys 200 Freestyle A Relay placed 5th for 4 points and ribbons with a time of 1:50.53 (Xander Caldwell, AJ Goodman, Antonio Lopez, Alex Shockley).
Boys 400 Freestyle B Relay placed 8th with a time of 5:19.27 (Matthew Ancell, Brandon Applin, Dalton Huhn, AJ Goodman).
Boys 200 Freestyle B Relay placed 9th with a time of 2:16.08 (Matthew Ancell, Brandon Applin, Dalton Huhn, Noe Lopez).
Sydney Mercer placed 8th in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 30.09 and 8th in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:16.25.
Zoey Cahoon placed 8th in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:32.42.
Ava Byerly placed 9th in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:44.72.
Girls 400 Freestyle Relay placed 8th with a time of 5:01.03 (Sydney Mercer, Emma Buchtel. Zoey Cahoon, Ava Byerly).
“This was a very good meet for us to see where this young team is at compared to some very good swimmers. This pool is one of the warmest pools we swim in which normally causes us to not swim well but the kids really pushed themselves to be able to take time off of their personal records. The boys did an amazing job pulling points and placing 6th is a major step for them. I don’t think the points truly show just how well the girls swam with several just missing getting points. I am very proud of the way they all competed today.” – Coach Byerly
Next meet: Friday at Muskingum YMCA at 7PM and the team is also waiting to find out which swimmers qualify for the OVAC Championship on Saturday at Brooke High School in West Virginia.