Colonel Crawford swim teams victorious in Ontario


By Chad Clinger - cclinger@civitasmedia.com



ONTARIO — The Colonel Crawford Eagles swim teams were on the road at Ontario High School to meet up with the home Warriors and the Crestline Bulldogs. Both squads for the Eagles took away wins on the night.

The girls team from Colonel Crawford won the tri-meet with 132 points, outlasting Ontario with 66 points and Crestline with 15 points. The Eagles took first place in every event except the 500-yard freestyle race.

Madison Sharp, Drew Krassow, Jillianne Gregg and Pierce Krassow got the evening started with a win in the 200-yard medley relay event, finishing in a time of 2:04.53. Sharp and Gregg would also swim their way to two individual wins on the night. Sharp took first in the 100-yard freestyle (1:02.11) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:07.73). Gregg was the winner in the 50-yard freestyle (26.00) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:13.09). Crawford also got two wins from Kennedy Speck. Speck finished the 200-yard individual medley race with a time of 2:39.57 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:18.74. Pierce Krassow took home a win in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 2:11.44.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Sharp, Hailey Ratliff, P.Krassow and Gregg won their event in a time of 1:49.87. The Eagles also took the victory in the final event of the evening, the 400-yard freestyle. The team of Ratliff, Karlie Kurtzman, D.Krassow and Chloe Carman swam their way to the win with a time of 4:39.18.

Colonel Crawford’s boys team won the meet with 109 points over Ontario (61) and Crestline (8).

The Eagles got off to a fast start. Nic Motter, Keton Pfeifer, Jake Johnson and Alex Hershey won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:55.11. Same swimmers but in a different order; Hershey, Motter, Pfeifer and Johnson took first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay, winning with a time of 1:40.26.

Motter and Johnson would also grab the four individual wins for the Eagles. Motter took first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:22.16) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:34.69). Johnson won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.22 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.42.

Colonel Crawford will be back in action at the Delaware Hayes Invite on Saturday Jan. 7.

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By Chad Clinger

cclinger@civitasmedia.com

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