DEFIANCE — The Cougar swim team traveled to Ayersville High School
for the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division II Sectional
Tournament involving 13 teams, including four WBL schools.
boys took 9th place, while the girls finished 7th. Wauseon took first
place for the boys and Ottawa-Glandorf reigned as the girls champion,
with Celina taking runner-up for the boys and Wauseon taking runner-up
in the girls events.
Other schools participating (in order of
finish in the boy’s standings) included Bowling Green, Defiance,
Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Ayersville, Fairview, Miller City, Archbold
During the sectional tournament, the Cougar swimmers earned 22 personal best records out of 23 total events.
next meet for the Cougars will be the OHSAA Division II District
Tournament at Bowling Green State University on February 17.
Jarrett, Peyton Fleming, Bethany Fast, Katie McVaigh, and Madison
Turnwald will represent the Cougars at the district tournament.
Girls Results (all distances in yards)
Medley Relay: 5th (2:03.68 –Katie McVaigh, Peyton Fleming, Bethany
Fast, Madison Turnwald); 200 freestyle: 12th (2:24.46 – Olivia Profit);
200 Individual Medley: 5th (2:31.85 – Katie McVaigh); 50 Freestyle: 7th
(27.68 –Madison Turnwald); 100 Butterfly: 6th (1:08.22 – Katie McVaigh);
100 Freestyle: 14th (1:05.36 –Olivia Profit), 19th (1:09.68 – Emma
Verville); 200 Freestyle Relay: 5th (1:50.77 – Madison Turnwald, Bethany
Fast, Peyton Fleming, Katie McVaigh); 100 Backstroke: 7th (1:11.00
–Emma Verville); 100 Breaststroke: 8th (1:16.13 –Bethany Fast) 13th
(1:19.28 – Peyton Fleming), 17th – (1:23.52 – Rebekah Fast); 1-meter
Diving: 6th (337.35 points, Madison Jarrett)
Boys Results (all distances in yards)
Medley Relay: 3rd (2:05.51 – Andrew Hamblett, Noah Arend, Dalton
Heppeard, Brayden Cox); 200 Freestyle: 11th (2:25.04 – Brayden Cox); 50
Freestyle: 2nd (25.19 –Dalton Heppeard), 8th (26.96- Andrew Hamblett),
9th (27.31 – Noah Arend); 100 Butterfly: 12th (1:06.69 – Dalton
Heppeard); 500 Freestyle: 11th (6:35.25 –Brayden Cox); 200 Freestyle
Relay: 4th (1:49.91 – Dalton Heppeard, Noah Arend, Andrew Hamblett,
Brayden Cox); 100 Backstroke: 10th (1:12.78 –Arend Hamblett); 100
Breaststroke: 14th (1:18.86 –Noah Arend)