Swimming: Galion girls continue undefeated streak


Lady Tigers now 4-0 in the pool; boys pick up first team win

By Andrew Carter - acarter@aimmediamidwest.com



The Galion High School girls swimming team remained unbeaten after sweeping a double-dual meet against Pleasant and Crestline on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the Galion Community Center YMCA. The Lady Tigers won 11 events at the meet, including the 400 freestyle relay (pictured). Galion is now 4-0 this season. Galion is scheduled to swim next against Colonel Crawford on Dec. 21 at North Robinson. Meet time is 5:30 p.m.

The Galion High School girls swimming team remained unbeaten after sweeping a double-dual meet against Pleasant and Crestline on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the Galion Community Center YMCA. The Lady Tigers won 11 events at the meet, including the 400 freestyle relay (pictured). Galion is now 4-0 this season. Galion is scheduled to swim next against Colonel Crawford on Dec. 21 at North Robinson. Meet time is 5:30 p.m.


Photos by Andrew Carter | AIM Media Midwest

GALION — The Galion girls swimming team continued its dominant run to open the 2020-2021 season on Tuesday, sweeping Pleasant and Crestline in a double-dual meet at the Galion Community Center YMCA.

The Lady Tigers (4-0) defeated Pleasant, 78-11, and eased by Crestline, 80-2.

Senior Kasey Speck and junior Troie Grubbs continued their winning ways, each remaining undefeated after Tuesday’s action. Speck posted victories in the 200 individual medley (2:25.85) and 100 breaststroke (1:12.83). Grubbs touched the wall first in both the 500 freestyle (5:46.04) and 100 backstroke (1:04.92).

Speck and Grubbs were also part of the winning 200 medley relay (2:02.41) and 400 freestyle relay (4:09.43) teams. They teamed with sophomore Caitlyn Karnes and freshman Miranda Stone to win both races.

Karnes captured first place in both the 200 freestyle (2:19.1) and 100 butterfly (1:11.56) events. Stone won the 50 (27.8 seconds) and 100 (1:00.85) freestyle races.

Sophomore Julia Conner placed second in the 200 individual medley (2:49.47) and 100 backstroke (1:16.17) and was part of the winning 200 freestyle (1:57.23) relay team along with junior Adriana Zeger, and sophomores Ally Staats and Brooklyn O’Brien. Conner, Zeger, Staats, and O’Brien placed second in the 200 medley relay (2:20.73).

Staats finished runnerup in the 200 freestyle (2:26.48) and 100 breaststroke (1:29.62). Zeger placed second in the 50 (28.04 seconds) and 100 (1:01.57) freestyle races. O’Brien was second in the 500 freestyle (6:20.31).

The 200 freestyle relay team of Amara Ratcliff, Ellexia Ratcliff, Elisha Brown, and Izzie Willacker (2:18.58) placed third.

The 400 freestyle relay squad featuring O’Brien, Amara Ratcliff, Ellexia Ratcliff, and Brown (5:01.91) finished second.

Galion boys split results

The Galion boys swim team (1-3) defeated Crestline, 39-8, to pick up its first win of the season and lost to Pleasant, 60-26, in the double-dual meet.

Sophomore Nathan Barre led the Tigers with wins in the 200 individual medley (2:23.58) and 500 freestyle (5:47.44) events. Junior Sam Albert captured a win in the 200 freestyle (2:19.56) race.

Senior Grayson Willacker (26.35 seconds) and junior Walker Frankhouse (29.84 seconds) placed second and fourth, respectively, in the 50 freestyle.

Albert (59.69 seconds) and Willacker (1:04.41) placed 2-3 in the 100 freestyle.

Albert, Willacker, Frankhouse, and Barre combined to take second place in the 200 freestyle relay (1:49.97).

Albert, Willacker, Barre, and freshman Chad Taylor teamed up to finish second in the 400 freestyle relay (4:26.64).

Up next

Galion is scheduled to swim next on Dec. 21 at Colonel Crawford.

The Galion High School girls swimming team remained unbeaten after sweeping a double-dual meet against Pleasant and Crestline on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the Galion Community Center YMCA. The Lady Tigers won 11 events at the meet, including the 400 freestyle relay (pictured). Galion is now 4-0 this season. Galion is scheduled to swim next against Colonel Crawford on Dec. 21 at North Robinson. Meet time is 5:30 p.m.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2020/12/web1_SWIMMING-01.jpgThe Galion High School girls swimming team remained unbeaten after sweeping a double-dual meet against Pleasant and Crestline on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the Galion Community Center YMCA. The Lady Tigers won 11 events at the meet, including the 400 freestyle relay (pictured). Galion is now 4-0 this season. Galion is scheduled to swim next against Colonel Crawford on Dec. 21 at North Robinson. Meet time is 5:30 p.m. Photos by Andrew Carter | AIM Media Midwest
Lady Tigers now 4-0 in the pool; boys pick up first team win

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