Above, Van Wert’s Josh Overholt competes in the 100 meter backstroke in a dual meet with Celina on Tuesday. The Cougar boys won, but the Lady Cougars fell to the visitors. (Photo submitted)
The Van Wert High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams opened their season by hosting Celina High School to compete in a dual meet Tuesday evening.
The boys were victorious over the bulldogs with a 103-77 win, while the girls lost 43-139. Van Wert swimmers placing first in individual events included: Jacob Schiedt, 200 freestyle; Eric Easley, 200 IM and 100 breastroke; Adam Jurczyk, 50 free & 100 free; Dan Silette, 100 backstroke; The boys 200-meter medley relay (Dan Silette, Eric Easley, Kase Schalois, Adam Jurczyk) and 400-meter free relay (Kase Schalois, Dan Silette, Adam Jurczyk, Eric Easley) also finished in first place.
The Cougar swimmers return to action Saturday morning when they host the Van Wert Relay Invitational.
Boys Results (all distances in meters) 200 Medley Relay: 1st (2:08.31 - Daniel Silette, Eric Easley, Kase Schalois, Adam Jurczyk), 3rd (2:27.82 - Jacob Scheidt, Johs Overholt, Kory Schlatter, Spencer Trisel) 200 Freestyle: 1st (2:40.87- Jacob Scheidt), 3rd (2:44.79- Daniel Silette), 5th (3:04.06 - Spencer Prichard) 200 Individual Medley: 1st (2:26.56 - Eric Easley), 4th (3:08.81- Kory Schlatter) 50 Freestyle: 1st (28:88- Adam Jurczyk), 3rd (30.20 - Spencer Trisel), 5th (32.87- Nathan Ireland), JV (35.46- Tyler Rex, 37.75 - Drew Hoffman, 38.70 - Isaac Rager, 38.71 - Cameron Bagley, 43.78 Joe Linser, 56.38 - Kollin Weiss) 100 Butterfly: 2nd (1:19.56 - Kase Schalois) 100 Freestyle: 1st (1:04.80 - Adam Jurczyk), 3rd (1:16.00 - Cade Fleming ), 4th (1:16.85 - Bryce Beckner) JV (1:23.30 - Drew Hoffman, 1:39.45 - Joe Linser, 1:40.49 - Cameron Bagley, 2:13.29 - Kollin Weiss) 400 Freestyle: 2nd (5:52.23 - Jacob Scheidt), 3rd (6:03.53- Kory Schlatter) 200 Freestyle Relay: 2nd (2:14.48 - Cade Fleming, Spencer Prichard, Nathan Ireland, Bryce Beckner), 4th (2:33.13- Isaac Rager, Tyler Rex, Joe Linser, Drew Hoffman) 100 Backstroke: 1st (1:20.79 - Daniel Silette), 2nd (1:26.52 - Spencer Trisel), 4th (1:35.87 - Bryce Beckner), JV (1:48.55 - Spencer Prichard, 1:48.95 - Isaac Rager) 100 Breaststroke: 1st (1:14.49 - Eric Easley), 3rd (1:31.44 - Josh Overholt), 4th (1:41.98 - Cade Fleming) 400 Freestyle Relay: 1st (4:21.44 - Kase Schalois, Daniel Silette, Adam Jurczyk, Eric Easley), 3rd (4:50.45- Kory Schlatter, Spencer Trisel, Jacob Scheidt, Josh Overholt), 4th (5:24.11 - Bryce Beckner, Spencer Prichard, Nathan Ireland, Cade Fleming) Diving: 2nd (204.00 - Kase Schalois), 4th (121.70 - Josh Overholt)
Girls Results (all distances in meters) 200 Medley Relay: 3rd (2:32.18 - Hannah Stemen, Karlyn Koontz, Andi Foster, Holly Hammond), 5th (2:42.70-Mackenzie Agler, Marissa Sperry, Rebecca Johnson, Whitney Meyers) 200 Freestyle: 2nd (2:43.69- Hannah Stemen), 5th (3:06.52 - Marissa Sperry), 6th (3:31.56 - Reed Wermer) 200 Individual Medley: 3rd (3:05.21 -Karlyn Koontz), 4th (3:11.45 - Andi Foster) 50 Freestyle: 4th (33.31- Holly Hammonds), 5th (36.39 - Whitney Meyers), 6th (40.64 - Haley Richardson), JV (42.18 - Chloe Gamble, 43.54 - Rebecca Welker, 46.22 - Erika Strawser, 46.42 - Kali Agler, 52.50 - Haley Sperry, 53.86 - Elizabeth Lassiter, 54.77 - Paige LeVan, 1:00.003 - Morella Mills) 100 Butterfly: 3rd (1:29. 85 - Karlyn Koontz) 100 Freestyle: 2nd (1:15.24 - Mackenzie Agler), 3rd (1:17.06 - Holly Hammond), 6th (1:46.16- Kelly Carnahan), JV (1:36.09 - Chloe Gamble, 1:57.80 - Kali Agler, 2:00.08 - Haley Sperry, 2:00.45 - Erika Strawser, 2:03.81 - Elizabeth Lassiter, 2:04.45 - Paige LeVan, 2:19.76 - Morella Mills) 400 Freestyle: 2nd (6:24.60 - Rebecca Johnson), 4th (7:00.72 - Meredith Arn) 200 Freestyle Relay: 4th (2:25.90 - Whitney Meyers, Marissa Sperry, Rebecca Johnson, Andi Foster), 5th (2:42.03 - Kellie Carnahan, Chloe Gamble, Haley Richardson, Meredith Arn), 6th (3:02.73 - Reed Wermer, Erika Strawser, Kali Agler, Rebecca Welker) 100 Backstroke: 2nd (1:23.01 - Hannah Stemen), 5th (1:30.56 - Mackenzie Agler), 6th (1:45.17 - Meredith Arn), JV (1:51.87 - Haley Richardson, 2:01.08 - Rebecca Welker)
100 Breaststroke: 4th (1:45.85 - Andi Foster), 5th (1:49.19 - Marissa Sperry), 6th (1:55.05 - Reed Wermer), JV (2:14.34 - Kellie Carnahan) 400 Freestyle Relay: 2nd (5:08.84 - Hanna Stemen, Karlyn Koontz, Mackenzie Agler, Holly Hammond), 5th (6:10.08 - Rebecca Johnson, Reed Wermer, Meredith Arn, Whitney Meyers), 6th (7:08.49 - Haley Richardson, Rebecca Welker, Chloe Gamble, Kellie Carnahan)