Swimming: Eagles make waves

By Brandon Klein - bklein@civitasmedia.com

The Galion swimming team lost to Colonel Crawford at a home dual meet Monday evening.

The Galion’s girls lost 77-17 and the boys lost 53-41. Galion grabbed five first-place finishes, and seven second- and 14 third-place finishes between the girls and boys.

Allison DeNero led the Lady Tigers with two second places in the 200-yard individual medley (2:38.63) and 100 butterfly (1:08.86).

“Both of her swims were season best times,” said Galion head swimming coach Ted Temple.

Eli Skaggs finished first in the 50 freestyle (22.78) and the 100 free (49.67).

Clay Karnes won the 100 butterfly and Luke Eisnaugle won the 100 backstroke.

Eisnaugle, Lucas Conner, Weston Rose and Landon Rose won the 400 free relay in 4:05.77.

Grabbing first for the Lady Eagles were Jillianne Gregg (200 free), Chloe Grove (200 IM, 100 fly), Callie Ruffener (50 free, 100 backstroke), Madison Sharp (100 free), Pierce Krassow (500 free) and Kennedy Speck (100 breaststroke).

Colonel Crawford’s girls won all three relays.

Taking first individually for the Eagles were Grant Pfeifer (200, 500 free), Nic Motter (200 IM) and Jake Johnson (100 breaststroke).

The Eagles won two relays.

Galion will host Pleasant for its next meet Wednesday. Additionally, six swimmers will compete at the Ned Reeb Swimming at the Ohio State University’s McCorkle Center.

On Wednesday, the Eagles will compete in a dual meet with Lexington.

Colonel Crawford Eagles, Bucyrus Redmen

Colonel Crawford was also the champion of the Shelby Invitational on Saturday.

In all, the host school grabbed 19 first-place finishes, as well as eight second- and seven third-place finishes, which led the way to a grand total of 232 points between the girls and boys.

The Lady Eagles tallied 126 points. Grabbing first place were Jillianne Gregg (50-meter free), Callie Ruffener (100 free), Chloe Grove (200 free, 400 free), Madison Sharp (100 backstroke), Kennedy Speck (200 IM, 100 breaststroke) and Kacey Gardner (50 free).

The girls also won three relay events. Megan Sharp, Speck, Gregg and Pierce Krassow finished the 200 medley relay in 2:15.58, while Madison Sharp, Ruffener, Grove and Gregg won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:59.46. In the 400 free relay, Madison Sharp, Krassow, Grove and Ruffener sported a 4:28.99.

Colonel Crawford’s boys totaled 106 points and eight first-place finishes. Taking first individually were Grant Pfeifer (200, 400 free), Jake Johnson (50 free, 100 breaststroke), Nic Motter (200 IM) and Marcus Fagan (100 free).

In relays, the boys 200 medley team of Motter, Johnson, Jacob Roesch and Pfeifer recorded a 2:09.07 for first place. Pfeifer, Ryan Johnson, Roesch and Jake Johnson also took first in the 200 free (1:50.78).

Finishing in last place were Bucyrus’ boys, which tallied three points, while the girls brought in a point for last place.

The top spot for the Redmen came from Blaise Bloomfield, who nabbed fifth in the 100 butterfly and sixth in the 50 free.

For the Lady Redmen, Kayleigh Seiber notched first in the 100 free and seventh in the 50 free, while Samantha Murtliff placed sixth in the 200 free and Abigail Hart was seventh in the 100 butterfly.

Shelby took second with a grand total of 122 points, followed by Tiffin (109.5) and Caledonia (43).

The Redmen will host a tri-meet today with Wynford and Mansfield Senior.

By Brandon Klein


Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.