The Stow Bulldogs boys and girls swim teams scored decisive victories over the Wadsworth Grizzlies.
The boys (5-2, 4-1) won 112-64 and the girls (4-3, 3-2) won 133-41. Although tonight's meet was nothing short of a drudging it still meant a lot to Head Coach Athena Miller. Coach Miller is a graduate of Wadsworth and her father is one of the coaches for the Grizzlies. It was daughter verses dad in this annual non conference showdown at the in Stow.
The Bulldogs dominated from beginning to end and that made it that more special for Coach Miller. Coach Miller said, “Swimming against Wadsworth has been a highlight for the past three years. We always have a lot of fun as well as great swims on both sides. It was a perfect set up for our senior night against North Royalton on Friday. I am looking forward to seeing what the end of our high school season will bring.”
Several Bulldogs had a outstanding performances. Sophomore Cody Vantrease and freshman Kelsey Wenk both recorded four first place finishes to help lead the Bulldogs to victory. Senior Jeremy Wentz scored three first place finishes while seniors Jessie Lee, Megan Kolke, junior Jacob Earle and sophomore Jenni Heid scored two first place finishes.
The Bulldogs came off the blocks scoring big right away. In the 200 medley relay for the girls the team of sophomore Lindsey Adkins, senior Jessie Lee, senior Megan Kolke and freshman Kelsey Wenk took 1st 2:06.49.
The team of senior Becca Kassinger, senior Haley Adkins, sophomore Jenni Heid, and sophomore Ainsley Wilbur took 2nd.
For the boys senior Chris Blohm, junior Jacob Earle, senior Jeremy Wentz and sophomore Cody Vantrease took 1st 1:47.48 and the team of freshman Evan Wallace, freshman Alex Cremer, sophomore Justine Faluotico and junior Willy Donahue took 3rd.
In the 200 free for the girls Jessie Lee took 1st 2:11.17, Haley Adkins 2nd, and freshman Taylor Lewis 4th. For the boys Jacob Earle took 1st 1:57.73, senior Greg Dyer 3rd, and senior Joe Freudeman took 3rd.
In the 200 IM for the girls Ainsley Wilbur took 1st 2:29.86, sophomore Maddie Dyer 2nd and Nattha Tritrakoolsin took 4th. For the boys Cody Vantrease took 1st 2:11.75, junior Mason Gabriel 3rd, and Alex Cremer took 5th.
In the 50 free for the girls sophomore Tori McCauley took 2nd and Becca Kassinger took 3rd. For the boys junior Cameron Potter took 2nd and Justine Faluotico took 3rd.
Scoring her first ever first place finish in diving was sophomore Sierra Clark 82.20. Also scoring first was junior Will Sheppard 156.30.
In the 100 fly for the girls Megan Kolke took 1st 1:09.09, Haley Adkins 2nd, and Ainsley Wilbur 3rd. For the boys Cody Vantrease took 1st 57.25, Cameron Potter 3rd and Greg Dyer took 4th.
In the 100 free for the girls Kelsey Wenk took 1st 57.27, Jenni Heid 3rd, and Kelly Vantrease took 4th. For the boys Jeremy Wentz took 1st 52.97 and Parker Gabriel took 2nd.
In the 500 free Maddie Dyer took 1st 5:48.22, Jessie Lee 2nd and Kelly Vantrease took 3rd. For the boys Joe Freudeman took 1st 5:25.18, junior Mason Gabriel, 2nd and freshman Shane Riddle took 4th.
In the 200 free relay for the girls the team of Kelsey Wenk, Becca Kassinger, Tori McCauley and Kelly Vantrease took 1st 1:48.89. The team of Ainsley Wilbur, junior Hannah Evan, Megan Kolke and Maddie Dyer took 3rd. For the boys the team of Greg Dyer, Cameron Potter, Joe Freudeman and Parker Gabriel took 2nd and the team of Mason Gabriel, Justin Faluotico, sophomore Schuyler Morris and senior Joe Wisniewski took 3rd.
In the 100 back for the girls Kelsey Wenk took 1st 1:09.70, Lindsey Adkins 2nd and Taylor Lewis 3rd. For the boys Chris Blohm took 1st 1:03.22, Shane Riddle 3rd and Parker Gabriel took 4th.
In the girls 100 breast Jenni Heid took 1st 1:15.02, Megan Kolke 2nd, and freshman Kirsten Earle took 3rd. For the boys Jacob Earle took 2nd, Jeremy Wentz 3rd and Alex Cremer took 5th.
In the 400 free relay the girl’s team of Jennie Heid, Haley Adkins, Katie Kassinger and Taylor Lewis took 1st 3:50.76. The team of Kelly Vantrease, Jessie Lee, Tori McCauley and Lindsey Adkins took 2nd. The boys rounded out the scoring as the team of Jeremy Wentz, Cameron Potter, Parker Gabriel and Cody Vantrease took 1st 3:36.03 and the team of Greg Dyer, Joe Freudeman, Chris Blohm and freshman Corey Dyer took 3rd.
Senior night is this Friday as the Bulldogs take on the Bears from North Royalton at 6:00 pm at the Akron General Wellness Center in Stow.