(February 18th and 20th) – BOWLING GREEN: The Bowling Green State University campus played host to the District Championships, where both the boys and girls Wauseon teams competed with the area elite. The Indians stacked up pretty well against the competition, with six Wauseon girls earning invitations to the State meet.
For the Lady Indians, Patience Bachman and Jordan Sloan each earned the right to advance in the diving competition, finishing in fifth and eighth places, respectively.
Kasey Darnell had a strong day individually, taking second place in the 200 meter freestyle at 1:57.71, and first in the 500 meter freestyle with a time of 5:14.2. Sydney Darnell claimed fourth place in the 200 meter IM race, swimming a 2:11.76, and fifth in the 100 meter fly at 59.86.
The relay team of Alexys Carteaux, Alexis Meyer, Kasey Darnell, and Sydney Darnell too k seventh place in the 400 meter freestyle relay, finishing the race at 3:46.5. The 200 meter medley relay team of Meyer, Kate Precht, Carteaux, and Emily Bray finished in seventeenth place with a time of 2:00.73.
Kasey Darnell will go to State in both the 200 meter and 500 meter freestyle races. Sydney Darnell will compete at the State level in the 200 meter IM race. Also, the 400 meter relay team of Carteaux, Meyer, Kasey Darnell, and Sydney Darnell will also be competing at State.
For the Wauseon boys, divers Cody Fry and Tony Schweinhagen took thirteenth and fifteenth places respectively.
Nick Dilworth claimed third place in the 500 meter freestyle race, swimming a 4:54, and fourteenth place in the 200 meter freestyle at 1:51.96. Austin Schuette was close behind in the later race, finishing in seventeenth place at 1:53.33. He also took fifth place in the 500 meter freestyle at 4:56.04. Derek Rupp took thirty-first place in the 50 meter freestyle at 27.4, and twenty-ninth in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 53.25.
The relay team of Rupp, Seth Hutchinson, Dilworth, and Schuette took tenth place in both the 200 meter freestyle relay at 1:35.03, and the 400 meter freestyle relay at 3:29.5.