The Bulldogs raise their record to 5-0 in the River Division, 5-1 overall, by crushing Twinsburg 125-61 setting up a battle for first place with North Royalton at Akron General Wellness Center this Friday night, January 25th at 6:00pm. North Royalton has one loss and is looking to give the Bulldogs all they can handle. It’s senior night for the Bulldogs so they are hoping for a loud and large crowd. Head Coach Dan Reese commented, “This meet was a great tune-up for our teams as we prepare for a tightly contested meet next weekend versus North Royalton.”
It’s rare that a team can take first place in all of the swimming events, but the Bulldogs did just that with some strong performances. Finishing first was the boys 200 Medley Relay team of senior Cameron Potter, senior Jacob Earle, junior Cody Vantrease and senior Parker Gabriel with a 1:48.64.
Earle won the 200 Free with a time of 1:57.27 and the 100 Free with a 52.99.
Freshman Shane Riddle won the 200 IM with a 2:22.55.
Potter won the 50 Free with a 23.90 and the 500 Free with a 5:37.00.
Vantrease won the 100 Fly with a 55.39 and the 100 Breast with a 1:10.73.
Freshman Corey Dyer won the 100 Back with a time of 1:05.97. “Cory Dyer had a standout performance at Twinsburg.” commented Reese, “He is working hard everyday at practice and his hard work is showing at our meets.”
Both Free Relay teams won as well. In the 200 Free the team of junior Justin Faluotico, Potter, Earle and Vantrease won with a time of 1:38.79. The 400 Free Relay team of senior Ethan Schur, junior Curtis Henry, sophomore Schuyler Morris and Faluotico won with a time of 3:45.82.
Twinsburg won the diving event, but senior divers Jeff Byrne (119.85) and Parker Gabriel (100.50) took 4th and 5th for the Bulldogs.
Also scoring was the 200 Medley Relay team of Riddle, freshman Travis Delker, sophomore Logan Burgess and Schur taking 2nd (2:03.46).
In the 200 Free Faluotico took 2nd (1:59.98) and freshman Isaac Lumley took 5th (2:21.19).
Delker took 3rd in the 200 IM (2:31.54) and freshman Alex Cremer took 5th (2:33.50).
Henry took 3rd in the 50 Free with a 25.13 and Morris took 4th with a 25.19.
Burgess took 3rd in the 100 Fly and freshman Akiejan Gabbas took 5th with a 1:27.63.
Faluotico took 2nd in the 100 Free with a 54.06 and Gabriel took 3rd with a 56.23.
Riddle scored a 3rd place finish in the 500 Free with a 5:38.63.
The 200 Free Relay team of Henry, sophomore Max Bauer, Schur and Morris took 2nd with a time of 1:43.52.
Freshman Caleb Studt took 2nd in the 100 Back with a 1:08.97 and Bauer took 3rd with a 1:14.36.
Cremer took 2nd in the 100 Breast with a 1:13.89.
The 400 Free Relay team of Riddle, Delker, Lumely and senior Willy Donahue took 3rd with a time of 4:02.92.
The Lady Bulldogs showed no mercy as they dominated the scoring earning firsts in all of the swimming events, too. The girl’s raise their record to 4-1 in the River Division, 5-1 overall, beating Twinsburg 117-69. Reese said, “This was a great meet for both the boys and the girls. There were many positives to take from this meet. With a few injuries to our girls team, Lindsay Adkins really stepped up and gave our team a great boost in the 100 free and 100 back.”
Scoring first place finishes for the Lady Bulldogs was the 200 Medley Relay team of junior Lindsey Adkins, junior Ainsley Wilbur, junior Jenni Heid, and junior Tori McCauley with a time of 2;03.81.
Sophomore Kelly Vantrease, Wilbur, Heid and Adkins scored two first place finishes each. Vantrease recorded a 2:06.28 in the 200 Free and a 5:44.91 in the 500 Free. Wilbur won the 200 IM with a 2:26.04 and the 100 Fly with a 1:08.12. Heid won the 50 Free with a 26.62 and the 100 Breast with a time of 1:14.05. Adkins won the 100 Free with a 57.25 and the 100 Back with a time of 1:06.87.
The 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay teams both took first place. The 200 Free Relay team of McCauley, Heid, Vantrease and senior Racheal Moretti went a 1:49.61 and the 400 Free Relay team of Wilbur, junior Maddie Dyer, Vantrease and Adkins went a 3:58.43.
In other scoring for the girl’s team, the 200 Medley Relay team of sophomore Erin Fenwick, freshman Gretchen Evan, Dyer, and Moretti finished 3rd with a time of 2:12.07.
In the 200 Free McCauley took second with a 2:06.92 and freshman Katie Kassinger took 5th with a 2:30.99.
Fenwick took 5th in the 50 Free with a 28.03.
Dyer took 3rd in the 100 Fly with a 1:10.83.
In the 100 Free McCauley took second going a 57.88 and freshman Taylor Lewis took 5th with a 1:04.10.
In the 500 Free Fenwick took 3rd with a 6:21.39 and freshman Kirsten Earle took 4th with a time of 6:21.65.
In the 100 Breast Gretchen Evan took 2nd with a time of 1:20.40.
Fenwick finished 2nd in the 100 Back with a time of 1:20.40.
Sierra Clark (110.25), Francis Haas (106.5) and Audrey Menke (73.35) scored 3rd, 4th and 5th places in the diving event.
Finishing the scoring for the girls with a time of 4:37.87 was the 400 Free Relay team of Fenwick, Lewis, senior Hannah Evan and sophomore Sara Kassinger. Reese stated, “This is the time of year when our relays are starting to come together and focus on sectionals and districts. I am happy with what I am seeing out of all of our relays.”