October 20, 2014

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All-Gazette girls swimming

Elaina Lanson

Wadsworth

Year: Freshman

Height: 6-foot

Highlights: Set Wadsworth records  in 50 free (24.56), 100 free (54.06) and 100 backstroke (1:03.01). … Also member of record-setting 200 medley relay (1:56.03). … Had top times in Medina County in 50 free, 100 free and 100 back. … Went to state as member of 200 free relay.

Coach Autumn Reeves on Lanson: “In the eighth grade, she put together times that would have put her in the state meet. This year, she had to overcome an injury but still put together a good year. She made state in the 50 and was a member of the 200 free relay that went to state.”

 

Mary Cargill

Wadsworth

Year: Senior

Height: 5-foot-6

Highlights: Set school records in the 200 free (1:58.86) and 500 free (5:22.43). … Member of school-record-setting 200 free  relay. … Four-year letterwinner and district qualifier. … Had top times in the county in 200 and 500 free. … Repeat All-Gazette selection. … Went to state as member of 200 free relay.

Coach Autumn Reeves on Cargill: “Mary broke her 500 record by eight seconds. Mary was the leader of our team. She was an integral part of the 200 relay going to state. She’s also been all-academic for four years, which I think is a huge accomplishment. She is a great representative of Wadsworth swimming.”

 

Taylor Connolly

Wadsworth

Year: Junior
Height: 5-foot-5

Highlights: Owned top times in county in 200 individual medley (2:21.32) and 100 butterfly (1:04.27).  … Set school record in 200 intermediate. … Member of record-setting 200 medley relay. … Also competed on 400 free relay. … Honorable mention All-Gazette last season. … Owns 3.5 grade-point-average.

Coach Autumn Reeves on Connolly: “Taylor broke the 200 individual medley record and chopped six seconds off. She has been going after the butterfly record. She’s been a great team leader and is a hard worker.”

 

Brittany Geyer

Brunswick

Year: Freshman.

Height: 5-foot-8

Highlights: Qualified for district in 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke. … Became first Brunswick freshman to score points at district meet. … Set school records in 200 IM (2:18.37), 100 backstroke (1:06.64) and 100 breaststroke (1:11.76). … Member of record-setting 200 medley relay (1:59.12). … Had top county time in 200 IM.

Coach Erin Crabtree on Geyer: “Brittany received the team’s outstanding newcomer award, along with Northeast Ohio Conference honorable mention and all-academic honors.”

 

Lily Glaeser

Brunswick

Year: Senior

Height: 5-foot-10

Highlights: District qualifier in 50 free, 100 free and 200 and 400 free relays. … Also four-event district qualifier as junior … Repeat All-Gazette selection. … Swam on Brunswick’s 200 medley and 400 relays. … Blue Devils’ top 100 freestyler.

Coach Erin Crabtree on Glaeser. “Lily is one of the hardest workers on the team, putting her focus into swimming year-round. She has come so far over four years, when she just started competitive swimming as a freshman. Being able to qualify to districts in four events two years in a row with such limited swimming experience is quite an accomplishment.”

 

Amanda Edwards

Brunswick

Year: Senior

Height: 5-foot-2

Highlights: Qualified for districts for third year in row in diving. …  Set school records for six dives (217.00) and in 11 dives (338.55). … For the second straight year, bounced back from adversity. Last year, she returned after breaking her wrist. This season, she came back after hitting the diving board in a meet. … All-Gazette choice last year.

Coach Erin Crabtree on Edwards: “Amanda re-broke her own school records in both the six and 11 dives. She also received the team’s most valuable diver award, Northeast Ohio honorable mention, all-academic honors and academic All-American honors.”

 

Honorable mention

Brunswick: Danielle Dostall (Sophomore), Brooke Crissinger (Senior).

Cloverleaf: Francesca Luppino (Senior).

Medina: Andrea Sturniolo (Senior).

Wadsworth: Amanda Pallija (Sophomore), Allison Pallija (Junior).