BY YANEEK SMITH | MIRROR SPORTS — The Anthony Wayne swimming team had a very nice showing in a tri-meet with Defiance and Lima Central Catholic, defeating both in convincing fashion.
The boys team downed LCC, 107-30, and Defiance, 102-36. The girls team, meanwhile, defeated LCC, 99-10, and Defiance, 96-39.
Wade LaMastus led the Generals with two first-place finishes, winning the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.52) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.44). Robert Suchek had a good showing as well, winning the 50 free in 25.95.
Will LaMastus was first in the 100 butterfly (57.89) and Declan Doyle won the 500 free (6:24.82). Sterling Ebel was second in the 200 free (2:00.91), Owen Hildebrand finished second in the 500 free (6:24.82) and Tyler Bocian was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.04).
The 200 medley relay team finished first with the quartet of Doyle, Wade LaMastus, Rory Smith and Zach Freytag finishing in 2:08.80.
The 200 free relay team of Sucheck, Robby Rigali, Will LaMastus and Luke Essig won the event in 1:47.24, followed by the ‘B’ team of Bocian, Ebel, Smith and Garrett Bookenberger, which finished in 1:50.23.
The 400 free relay team of Freytag, Sucheck, Rigali and Will LaMastus won the event in 3:49.70, followed by the ‘B’ team of Doyle, Essig, Hildebrand and Henry Bills.
On the girls side, five swimmers and one diver finished first.
Abby Gardner won the 100 backstroke (1:15.66), Amelie Blakely was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.18), Ella Williams won the 100 free (1:10.36), Maddie Blakely came in first in the 50 free (26.60), Allie Barasch was first in the 200 individual medley (IM) in 2:20.75 and Grace Ellis won the diving competition with a score of 210.15.
Libby Gardner had a good showing as well, finishing second in both the 100 back (1:15.96) and the 200 free (2:19.06).
The Lady Generals won the 200 medley relay (Libby Gardner, Maddie Blakely, Rylie Neumeyer, Williams) in 2:22.69.
The 200 free relay team of Williams, Katie Stange, Abby Gardner and Amelie Blakely won the event in 2:05.65, followed by the ‘B’ team of Barasch, Riley Myerholtz, Grace Ellis and Maddie Blakely, which was second in 2:05.77.
The Generals also won the 400 free relay (Abby Gardner, Sam Glowacki, Amelie Blakely, Rylie Neumeyer), finishing in 4:35.26 and the ‘B’ team of Barasch, Stange, Myerholtz and Libby Gardner finished second in 5:25.24.