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Bellefontaine swimmers sweep Urbana in dual meet


Bellefontaine’s boys and girls swim teams defeated host Urbana in a dual meet Thursday night.

The Chieftain boys won by a 97-61 score and the BHS girls prevailed 80-76.

“The team looks very strong and has continued to hit personal-best times,” said BHS coach Sharon Gase. “Some of the swimmers were put in new or different events for this meet and they stepped up to the challenge.”

Winning individual events for the Bellefontaine boys were Josh Haisley in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle (5:49.05), Isaiah Brady in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly (1:06.36), Andy Ames in the 50 freestyle and Evan Snapp in the 100 freestyle (58.40) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.71).

Capturing first-place finishes in the relay events were the 200 medley relay team of Haisley, Snapp, Brady and Ames (1:59.31) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Brady, Snapp, Kyle Harris and Haisley (4:04.29).

Contributing second-place efforts for the boys were the 200 medley B relay team of David Guajardo, Cayden Dement, Josh Robbins and Bob Vermillion (2:21.01), Robbins in the 100 butterfly (1:20.80), Harris in the 500 freestyle (6:49.22), Dement in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.16) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Ames, Dement, Robbins and Harris (1:54.36).

Taking first for the BHS girls squad were Shelby Phillips in the 200 freestyle (2:27.05), Emma Smith in the 200 individual medley (2:46.49) and 100 breaststroke (1:21.22) and Jessica Miller in the 100 freestyle (1:01.85) and 100 backstroke (1:13.39).

The Chiefs also won a pair of relays. Miller, Smith, Katie Vetorino and Phillips took first in the 200 medley relay (2:17.50) and the same group won the 400 freestyle relay (4:32.37).

Adding second-place finishes for the Chieftain girls were Phillips in the 50 freestyle (30.17), the 200 freestyle relay of Evelyn Belcher, Leann Stallard, Anya Smith and Erin Levine (2:21.26), Belcher in the 100 backstroke (1:29.30) and Christie Dunn in the 100 breaststroke (1:21.22).

The Chiefs are back in competition Saturday at Columbus Northland and again on Sunday at Sidney.

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