Crawford swimmers at Delaware Hayes Invitational


DELAWARE — Colonel Crawford competed in the 46th Delaware Hayes Swim/Dive Invitational on Saturday.

The Eagles’ girls squad was 6th place of 10 teams, with 133 points. Columbus Bishop Waterson wonwith 294 points.

The boys swimmers from Crawford also scored 133 points, good for 5th place out of nine teams. Delaware Hayes won with 345 points.

In the first event, the 200-yard medley relay, Crawford’s girls placed in seventh. The team of Pierce Krassow, Kennedy Speck, Jillianne Gregg and Chloe Carman finished the event in 2:02.67. For the boys, Nic Motter, Keton Pfeifer, Jake Johnson and Alex Hershey placed seventh in 1:54.90.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Lexie Hillman was the top finisher for the Eagles, 12th place in 2:20.41. Ken Fernandez was 8th in 2:04.30.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Speck was 9th in 2:33.11. Motter was 4th place in 2:16.42.

Top finishers for Crawford in the 50 free were Gregg and Johnson. Gregg was 4th for the girls in 25.95 and Johnson snagged 3rd for the boys, in 22.89.

Gregg was 12th in the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:09.56. In the 100-yard freestyle, Krassow was 6th in 58.43, and Fernandez 14th in 56.80.

Karlie Kurtzman was 8th in the 500-yard freestyle event (6:16.93) and Motter third in the boys race (5:22.77).

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Carman, Krassow, Hailey Ratliff and Gregg was third in 1:48.73. The boys team of Nick Barnes, Marcus Fagan, Zach Leonhart and Zach Moritz was seventh t in 1:53.71.

The final two individual events before the last relay of the day were the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard breaststroke. In the 100 backstroke, Kurtzman was 18th (1:15.75) and Hershey ninth (1:09.81). Drew Krassow was sixth in the girls 100 breaststroke (1:17.24) and Johnson third in the boys (1:03.89).

The girls 400-yard freestyle relay team of Ratliff, Hillman, Reegyn Goyer and Speck finished the day with an 8th place finish in a time of 4:28.03. Pfeifer, Fernandez, Austin Stevens and Barnes grabbed 6th place in the event with a time of 4:07.63.

Crawford will host the Eagles Sprint Meet on Saturday Jan. 14.

By Chad Clinger

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