(January 20th, 2015) – WAUSEON: With swimmers and divers coming from four other high schools, including Anthony Wayne, Clay, Bowling Green, and Maumee, it seemed as though the Wauseon boys and girls teams had their work cut out for them.
They made things look easy, however, as both squads won their respective meets.
Diving was a critical portion of the competition, particularly for the girls. The Lady Indians took the top four places in that event, with Patience Bachman earning first, Jordan Sloan second, Jenna Rhoads third, and Alexis Witt fourth.
The relays also played a key role in the girls’ victory. The group of Alexys Carteaux, Alexis Meyer, and Darnell sisters Kasy and Sydney, was able to claim victory at both the 200 Meter and 400 Meter Freestyle Relays. They won the 200 Meter Relay with a time of 1:47.02, and the 400 Meter Relay at 3:56.54.
Kasey Darnell also won the 500 Meter Freestyle individual race thanks to her time of 5:26.23.
The boys of Wauseon also used the diving team to springboard to victory. Cody Fry was the first place diver, with Tony Schweinhagen taking second place.
Individual performances are what put the Indian boys over the top. Derek Rupp won 50 Meter Freestyle with a time of 24.95, and the 100 Meter Freestyle at 56.52. Austin Schuette earned a hard fought victory in the 200 Meter Freestyle race as well, swimming a 1:56.16.
Of course, the relays were good to the Wauseon boys as well. They laid claim to the 200 Meter Freestyle Relay, as the team of Seth Hutchinson, Rupp, Schuette, and Nic Dilworth swam a 1:41.11.