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Records fall for area swimmers at SJCC Invite

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 17, 2018 at 3:01 PM

FREMONT — The Norwalk girls swim team placed second overall at the St. Joseph Crimson Streak Invitational on Saturday in Fremont.

The Truckers scored 266 points to finish behind Upper Sandusky (328). Willard was 11th (81) and St. Paul 13th (60) in the 16-team field. On the boys side, St. Paul was the highest-placing area team in fifth with 209 points. Willard was eighth (127) and Norwalk was 10th (90).

Norwalk's Anna Little won the 200 freestyle with a new meet record time of 2:08.36 to pace Norwalk. She also placed third in the 100 (58.04). Sela Berry also took first for Norwalk in the 500 free in 5:56.52.

Also a top highlight for Norwalk, the 400 free relay of Mara Berry, Elyse Coe, Sela Berry and Little won in 4:00.96, which set a new meet and program record.

The 200 free relay for the Truckers of Carissa Link, Coe, Sela Berry and Little took third (1:51.39), and the 200 medley relay of Megan Berry, Mara Berry, Link and Coe was fourth in 2:10.42.

Also among individuals for Norwalk, Mara Berry was fourth in the 200 IM (2:33.74) and 100 backstroke (1:11.22).

The top finisher for the St. Paul girls was Maggie Centa, who was seventh place in the 500 free (6:52.93).

For the St. Paul boys, Jarret Schaffer won the 100 breaststroke in a meet record time of 1:04.58. He was also third in the 200 IM (2:10.06).

Also individually for the Flyers, Andrew Schaffer was fourth (5:47.03) in the 500 free.

Among relays, the 200 free of Gavin Moffit, Jarret Schaffer, Patrick Matlack and Ryan Hedrick placed third (1:39.70).

The 200 medley team of Jarret Schaffer, Andrew Schaffer, Matlack and Moffit was fourth in 1:51.76, and the 400 free team of Moffit, Andrew Schaffer, Matlack and Hedrick was fourth in 3:49.56.

"We had an awesome weekend swimming at Fremont," St. Paul coach Stacy Stoll said. "Over 31 of the races were personal best either time or splits for the athletes. We love to see those numbers drop just as much as the kids.

"Overall their performance was wonderful for all," she added. "We usually get some great times at the Fremont pool and this meet proved to be no different."

For the Willard boys, Nicholas Bauer placed second in the 100 butterfly (59.52) and the 100 breaststroke (1:06.45). The 200 medley relay team of Blake Thompson, Blake Smith, Charlie Slone and Bauer also placed second in 1:50.99.

Also for the Crimson Flashes, Thompson was fourth in 1:05.14 in the 100 backstroke.

The top finisher for the Norwalk boys team was sophomore Chaz Smith in fifth place in the 50 free (25.56).

 

WRESTLING

South Central's Strickland wins title

SULLIVAN — South Central 106-pound wrestler Jayden Strickland won the 106-pound weight class at Saturday's JB Firestone Invitational, hosted by Black River High School.

Strickland had a pin and two technical fall wins in the pool-style tournament. He is off to an 11-0 start to the season.

"Jayden is wrestling well so far this year," South Central coach Ken Johnson said. "He is better technically than last year and it is showing up with how well he is performing on the mat.

"He did not have any offensive points scored against him this past weekend, and that is a good indicator of his progress from last year," he added. "We are pleased with his performance and we are hopeful that he will continue to have a rewarding season."

 

St. Paul junior high team 10th

SULLIVAN — The Norwalk Catholic School junior high wrestling team also competed at the JB Firestone Invitational over the weekend.

The Flyers placed 10th (114 points) out of 14 teams with five competing wrestlers.

Quincey Crabbs won an individual title at 110, while placing second included Casper Caizzo (80), Andy Meyer (116) and Chase Rospert (122). Logan Risner (134) also won a match to score team points.

NCS is back in action on Dec. 27 at the Vermilion Duals.

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