WHS girls rule SCOL pool


By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports Writer



The Wilmington High School girls swim team, champions of the South Central Ohio League, from left to right, front row, Alyssa Lewis, Olivia Lewis, Morgan Bahr, Carrie Robinson, Meredith Robinson; back row, Brianna Gilbert, Ali Dooley, Faith Long, Assistant Coach Carissa Macella, Jessica Angst, Lindsey Murphy, Gethsemane Bray, McKinley Law, Elaine Menguria, Maddy Adkins, Anna Garnai, Rachael Billups.


WILMINGTON – Wilmington won seven of 11 events to lock up its second straight South Central Ohio League girls swimming championship Saturday at Wilmington College.

Alyssa Lewis, who will swim collegiately at Siena College, led the Hurricane with firsts in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyles. Alison Dooley and Morgan Bahr logged the other Wilmington firsts, in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, respectively.

That trio teamed with Brianna Gilbert to take first in the 200 medley relay and with Olivia Lewis to win the 400 free relay. Gilbert and Olivia Lewis, plus Anna Garnai and Rachael Billups, won the 200 free relay.

“We knew coming in that we were going to be strong. A lot of girls stepped up in places where we needed them to step up,” Wilmington head swimming coach Mitch Hopf said. “Each team is a little different. They’re both special. We have a lot of really talented swimmers who took the place of the talented swimmers we had last year.”

Clinton-Massie’s Gracie Storm won the 100 back and set an SCOL record in the 200 free.

Other individual champions include Miami Trace’s Clare Sollars in the 400 free and Chillicothe’s Heidi Arth in the 100 breaststroke.

Washington Court House’s best finishes were seconds in the 200 medley relay and by Kirsten List in the 50 and 100 free.

McClain’s best results were in the 200 and 400 free relays where the Tigers placed second.

Brittany Rhoads had Hillsboro’s top finishes, a sixth in the 100 fly and an eighth in the 200 free.

TEAM RESULTS: Wilmington (W) 411, Chillicothe (C) 227, Miami Trace (MT) 187, Washington Court House (WCH) 161, McClain (GM) 157, Clinton-Massie (CM) 95, Hillsboro (H) 24.

Top 12 places score (16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1). Point values double for relays.

200M MEDLEY RELAY: Wilmington A 2:23.79, Washington Court House A 2:36.46, Chillicothe A 2:37.34, McClain A 2:38.64, Clinton-Massie A 2:39.03, Wilmington B 2:42.27, Miami Trace A 2:44.27, Miami Trace B 3:00.93, Chillicothe B 3:02.88, Washington Court House B 3:02.91, McClain B 3:22.79.

200M FREESTYLE: Gracie Storm (CM) 2:17.86, Brianna Gilbert (W) 2:44.21, Lauren Truex (MT) 2:54.54, Anna Garnai (W) 2:57.26, Addie Broden (MT) 2:57.26, Mackenzie Elliott (C) 3:01.69, Skylynn Barden (WCH) 3:03.25, Brittany Rhoads (H) 3:06.01, Mallory Sims (GM) 3:09.01, Xena Stearos (C) 3:11.76, Brooklyn Wilson (WCH) 3:16.19.

200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY: Alison Dooley (W) 2:54.50, Maddy Adkins (W) 3:17.48; Megan Rohrer (WCH) 3:20.31, Maria Onusko (GM) 3:33.02, Meredith Robinson (W) 3:35.26; Taylor Barrett (MT) 3:39.88, Annemarie Brier (C) 3:42.19, Meadow Park (C) 3:48.26, Morgan Leasure (WCH) 3:48.89, Veronica Olaker (GM) 4:02.87; Alyvia Kreps (WCH) 4:49.89.

50M FREESTYLE: Alyssa Lewis (W) 29.54, Kirsten List (WCH) 30.75, Olivia Lewis (W) 32.12; Anna Ehlers (GM) 32.91, Kaitlyn Taylor (MT) 34.24, Caroline Bradburne (C) 34.25, MaryKate VanDyke (WCH) 34.77, Cathryn Hodge (CM) 35.28, Marissa Sheets (MT) 35.92, Hannah Haines (H) 36.08, Margo Brooker (CM) 36.25, Reaggan Haines (H) 36.43.

100M BUTTERFLY: Morgan Bahr (W) 1:25.76, Rachael Billups (W) 1:36.72, Brooklyn Wilson (WCH) 1:39.24, Lindsey Sanderfer (C) 1:39.75, Meredith Robinson (W) 1:44.76, Brittany Rhoads (H) 1:48.48, Annemarie Brier (C) 1:50.73, Grace Gerber (WCH) 2:00.71, Meadow Park (C) 2:00.75, Hannah Haines (H) 2:04.65, Lexi Robinett (GM) 2:13.01.

100M FREESTYLE: Alyssa Lewis (W) 1:04.59, Kirsten List (WCH) 1:09.10; Brianna Gilbert (W) 1:14.23, Emily Parker (GM) 1:14.71, Kaitlyn Taylor (MT) 1:18.11, Anna Garnai (W) 1:19.43, Caroline Bradburne (C) 1:20.59, Cathryn Hodge (CM) 1:21.57, Reaggan Haines (H) 1:22.63, Marissa Sheets (MT) 1:23.66, Heather Myers (CM) 1:23.83, Morgan Leasure (WCH) 1:25.01.

400M FREESTYLE: Clare Sollars (MT) 5:41.79, Morgan Bahr (W) 5:55.39, Gethsemane Bray (W) 5:59.89, McKinley Law (W) 6:07.94; Carly McCloy (C) 6:16.82; Mallory Sims (GM) 6:39.80, Destiny Schook (MT) 6:55.31, Carly Wood (C) 6:55.89.

200M FREESTYLE RELAY: Wilmington A 2:13.51, McClain A 2:14.47, Clinton-Massie A 2:20.54, Chillicothe A 2:26.07, Miami Trace A 2:26.28, Wilmington B 2:31.56, Chillicothe B 2:31.56, Chillicothe B 2:44.08, Washington Court House B 2:55.86, Miami Trace B 2:55.99, McClain B 2:56.23.

100M BACKSTROKE: Gracie Storm (CM) 1:09.27, Olivia Lewis (W) 1:25.97, Lindsey Standerfer (C) 1:29.11, Skylynn Barden (WCH) 1:29.31, Clare Sollars (MT) 1:30.17, Rachael Billups (W) 1:31.18, Tori Morrison (MT) 1:39.70, Cheyenne Watson (GM) 1:44.71, Erika Martin (GM) 1:45.52, Carly Wood (C) 1:47.41, Lindsey Murphy (W) 1:49.27, Dakota Parker (GM) 1:52.12.

100M BREASTSTROKE: Heidi Arth (C) 1:24.34, Alison Dooley (W) 1:25.39, Mackenzie Elliott (C) 1:36.73, Megan Rohrer (WCH), McKinley Law (W) 1:38.75, Gethsemane Bray (W) 1:40.53, Taylor Barrett (MT) 1:47.06, Heather Myers (CM) 1:51.03, Destiny Schook (MT) 1:52.04, Veronica Olaker (GM) 1:58.23, Keylee Smith (MT) 1:58.98, Camryn Waldrop (WCH) 2:00.39.

400M FREESTYLE RELAY: Wilmington A 4:54.62, McClain A 5:13.49, Miami Trace A 5:15.87, Chillicothe A 5:16.09, Wilmington B 5:27.91, Chillicothe B 5:53.06, Washington Court House A 6:00.72, McClain B 6:39.60.

The Wilmington High School girls swim team, champions of the South Central Ohio League, from left to right, front row, Alyssa Lewis, Olivia Lewis, Morgan Bahr, Carrie Robinson, Meredith Robinson; back row, Brianna Gilbert, Ali Dooley, Faith Long, Assistant Coach Carissa Macella, Jessica Angst, Lindsey Murphy, Gethsemane Bray, McKinley Law, Elaine Menguria, Maddy Adkins, Anna Garnai, Rachael Billups.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_SW_wilm_girlschamps.jpgThe Wilmington High School girls swim team, champions of the South Central Ohio League, from left to right, front row, Alyssa Lewis, Olivia Lewis, Morgan Bahr, Carrie Robinson, Meredith Robinson; back row, Brianna Gilbert, Ali Dooley, Faith Long, Assistant Coach Carissa Macella, Jessica Angst, Lindsey Murphy, Gethsemane Bray, McKinley Law, Elaine Menguria, Maddy Adkins, Anna Garnai, Rachael Billups.

By Shawn Robinson

WNJ Sports Writer

Shawn covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.

Shawn covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.

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