July 1, 2016

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Wadsworth boys, Blue Devils girls earn non-league triumphs in swimming

BRUNSWICK — The Wadsworth boys and Brunswick girls swimming teams walked away with Medina County bragging rights Saturday night in a dual meet at the Brunswick Community Recreation Center.

Hannah McCulloch

The Grizzly boys edged the Blue Devils 104-72, while the Brunswick girls dunked Wadsworth 124-52.

A balanced effort by Wadsworth’s boys helped them earn the victory, as five swimmers and two relays recorded wins.

Logan Lanson (200 free, 2:05.77), Jacob Braumbaugh (200 IM, 2:18.03), Bryce Easterling (500 free, 5:29.05), Phillip Bertke (100 backstroke, 1:06.59) and Matt Pavlak (100 breaststroke, 1:07.83) were individual winners.

Braumbaugh, Pavlak, Matthew Grey and Spencer LaHue teamed for the 200 medley relay victory — a feat matched by the 200 free relay unit of Lanson, Mason Hicks, Grey and Easterling.

Junior Jake Pavlison had a solid day for the Blue Devils, winning the 50 free (23.07) and 100 free (50.86), along with anchoring the 400 free relay to a win with Nathaniel Hagar, Billy Silvestro and Chris Nguyen.

In the girls meet, it was an efficient effort by the Blue Devils, as they won every event except one.

Hannah McCulloch touched the wall first in the 200 IM (2:22.86) and 100 free (57.24), along with helping the 200 free relay team to a win with Melissa Froncek, Nicolette Crissinger and Lizzy Gehlmann.

Along with winning the 500 free, freshman Vanessa Pasadyn helped the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams to victories.

Kim Stafford notched the lone first for Wadsworth, taking the 200 free in 2:11.42.
In other meets:

Dover Invitational

DOVER — Adam Goodreau won the 200 free and took second in the 100 fly as Cloverleaf’s boys placed third. The junior standout also helped the 200 free relay, which includes Brice Bechtel, Josh Butt and Jack Thacker, to a school-record time in the 200 free relay en route to taking third.

Janelle Jordan was the lone placer for the Colt girls, who were ninth in the 17-team field. The sophomore was sixth in the 50 and 100 free.

Boys: Mentor 172, Medina 97
Girls: Medina 174, Mentor 141

MEDINA — Medina’s girls picked up their first win of the season thanks to six individual wins and one relay victory.

Tess Fanello won the 100 (59.37) and 200 free (2:09.96), while Carolyn Yurkoski took the 1-meter dive and joined Samantha Petruzzi, Alexa Ross and Fanello on the 200 free relay. Petruzzi and Ross also were individual medalists, taking first in the 100 fly and 50 free, respectively. For the boys, Ryan Neubauer took gold in the 200 free (2:00.49) and 100 free (55.02), along with helping the 200 medley relay and 400 free relays to wins.