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Stow-Munroe Falls boys swim team raised their record to 4-0 in the Northeast River Division, 5-1 overall, by crushing Twinsburg 125-61 Jan. 18 at Twinsburg
The win sets up a battle for first place with North Royalton at Akron General Wellness Center Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. North Royalton has one loss in the division and Stow will celebrate Senior Night Jan. 25.
"This meet was a great tune-up for our teams as we prepare for a tightly contested meet next weekend versus North Royalton." Stow coach Dan Reese said of the Twinsburg meet.
It's rare that a team can take first place in all of the swimming events, but the Bulldogs did just that with some strong performances.
Finishing first was the boys 200 medley relay team of senior Cameron Potter, senior Jacob Earle, junior Cody Vantrease and senior Parker Gabriel with a 1:48.64.
Earle won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.27 and the 100 freestyle with a 52.99.
Freshman Shane Riddle won the 200 individual medley with a 2:22.55.
Potter won the 50 freestyle with a 23.90 and the 500 freestyle with a 5:37.00.
Vantrease won the 100 butterfly with a 55.39 and the 100 breaststroke with a 1:10.73.
Freshman Corey Dyer won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:05.97.
"Cory Dyer had a standout performance at Twinsburg," said Reese, "He is working hard everyday at practice and his hard work is showing at our meets."
Both freestyle relay teams won as well. In the 200 freestyle the team of junior Justin Faluotico, Potter, Earle and Vantrease won with a time of 1:38.79. The 400 freestyle relay team of senior Ethan Schur, junior Curtis Henry, sophomore Schuyler Morris and Faluotico won with a time of 3:45.82.
Twinsburg won the diving event, but senior divers Jeff Byrne (119.85) and Parker Gabriel (100.50) took fourth and fifth for the Bulldogs.
Also scoring was the 200 medley relay team of Riddle, freshman Travis Delker, sophomore Logan Burgess and Schur taking second (2:03.46).
In the 200 freestyle Faluotico took second (1:59.98) and freshman Isaac Lumley took fifth (2:21.19).
Delker took third in the 200 IM (2:31.54) and freshman Alex Cremer took fifth (2:33.50).
Henry took third in the 50 freestyle with a 25.13 and Morris took fourth with a 25.19.
Burgess took third in the 100 butterfly and freshman Akiejan Gabbas took fifth with a 1:27.63.
Faluotico took second in the 100 freestyle with a 54.06 and Gabriel took third with a 56.23.
Riddle scored a third place finish in the 500 freestyle with a 5:38.63.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Henry, sophomore Max Bauer, Schur and Morris took second with a time of 1:43.52.
Freshman Caleb Studt took second in the 100 backstroke with a 1:08.97 and Bauer took third with a 1:14.36.
Cremer took second in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:13.89.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Riddle, Delker, Lumely and senior Willy Donahue took third with a time of 4:02.92.
Stow girls pound Tigers
The Lady Bulldogs showed no mercy as they dominated the scoring earning firsts in all of the swimming events, too.
The girls raised their record to 3-1 in the River Division, 5-1 overall, by beating Twinsburg 117-69.
Scoring first place finishes for the Lady Bulldogs was the 200 medley relay team of junior Lindsey Adkins, junior Ainsley Wilbur, junior Jenni Heid, and junior Tori McCauley with a time of 2;03.81.
Sophomore Kelly Vantrease, Wilbur, Heid and Adkins scored two first place finishes each. Vantrease recorded a 2:06.28 in the 200 freestyle and a 5:44.91 in the 500 freestyle.
Wilbur won the 200 IM with a 2:26.04 and the 100 butterfly with a 1:08.12. Heid won the 50 freestyle with a 26.62 and the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:14.05. Adkins won the 100 freestyle with a 57.25 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:06.87.
The 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay teams both took first place. The 200 freestyle relay team of McCauley, Heid, Vantrease and senior Racheal Moretti went a 1:49.61 and the 400 freestyle relay team of Wilbur, junior Maddie Dyer, Vantrease and Adkins went a 3:58.43.
In other scoring for the girls team, the 200 medley relay team of sophomore Erin Fenwick, freshman Gretchen Evan, Dyer, and Moretti finished third with a time of 2:12.07.
In the 200 freestyle, McCauley took second with a 2:06.92 and freshman Katie Kassinger took fifth with a 2:30.99.
Dyer took third in the 100 butterfly with a 1:10.83.
In the 100 freestyle, McCauley took second going a 57.88 and freshman Taylor Lewis took fifth with a 1:04.10.
In the 500 freestyle, Fenwick took third with a 6:21.39 and freshman Kirsten Earle took fourth with a time of 6:21.65.
In the 100 breaststroke, Gretchen Evan took second with a time of 1:20.40.
Fenwick finished second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:20.40.