Wabash swimmers down Squires

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Wabash swim teams traveled to Manchester and came away with two wins on Wednesday, Jan. 3, with the girls winning 92-74 and the boys team taking a 96-45 victory.

In the girls meet, both teams won six events, but Wabash's depth proved to be the difference.

In the 200 medley relay, Manchester's team of Halie Wampler, Halle Briner, Cora Barnett and Skye Fierstos won in 2:08.21, edging the Apache team of Becca Bruss, Alexis Hartley, Morgan Owens and Mallory Hipskind who finished in 2:10.26.
In the 200 free, Manchester's Briner broke the school record with a time of 1:58.47. Owens was second for Wabash in 2:28.93.

In the 200 IM, Manchester's Barnett won in 2:38, followed by Bruss from Wabash in 2:41.07.

In the 50 free, Fierstos led the way for Manchester in 28:36, followed by Hipskind for Wabash with a time of 30.15.

Wabash had the only diver in the meet in Leigha Boggs who scored 140.90.

In the 100 butterfly, Owens was tops for Wabash in 1:11.31, followed by Manchester's Barnett in second place in 1:11.79.

Hipskind led the pack in the 100 free for Wabash in 1:08.34 with teammate Chastity Honeycutt in second place in 1:11.20.

Manchester's Briner easily won the 500 free with a time of 5:32.89, followed by Wabash's Evelynn Gray in 8:33.81.

Manchester won the 200 free relay with the team of Barnett, Lillian Myers, Fierstos and Briner with a time of 1:57.81, edging the Wabash team of Bruss, Hipskind, Hartley and Owens that finished in 1:58.24.

In the 100 backstroke, Bruss won for Wabash in 1:11.59 with teammate Grace Shoening coming in second place in 1:22.84.

In the 100 breaststroke, Hartley won for Wabash in 1:26.15, followed by Fierstos for Manchester in 1:29.93.

Wabash won the 400 free relay with Schoening, Olivia Lindsay, Gray and Isabelle Robinson finishing with a time of 5:38.35.

Manchester's team of Anna Markham, Hailey Hall, Emma Burlingame and Wampler was second in 5:40.49

Wabash's bigger line-up also helped the Apaches to the win over the Squires.

The Wabash 200 medley relay team of Evan Ryans, Jacob Bruss, Ryan Davis and Robert King won in 2:00.59, topping Manchester's team of Luke Donathan, Parker York, Jacob Slavkin and Michael Learned with a time of 2:16.32.

In the 200 free, Manchester's York won in 2:07.23, followed Taylor Coffman from Wabash with a time of 2:27.56.

Bruss won the 200 IM in 2:37.75 with teammate Michael Cordes finishing second in 2:47.55.

In the 50 free, Donathan won in 26.03 and King from Wabash was second in 26.20.

Manchester's Parker York won the 100 butterfly in 1:06.54 with Evans finishing second for Wabash in 1:20.37.

Donathan won the 100 free for the Squires with a time of 58.90 and Jonah France was second for Wabash in 59.77.

In the 500 free, Coffman won in 6:46.62 and Davis was second for the Apaches in 7:23.08.

Wabash won the 200 free relay with the team of Bruss, Cordes, Jonathan King and Robert King in 1:48.19, topping Manchester's team of Donathan, Eric Morales, Learned and York with a time of 1:48.59.

In the 100 back, Bruss led the Apaches in 1:09.42 and Robert King was second with a time of 1:18.98.

Cordes won the 100 breaststroke for Wabash in 1:24.73 and teammate Peyton Sluss was second in 1:44.13.

The Apaches won the 400 free relay unopposed with Davis, Evans, Coffman and Jonathan King finishing in 4:36.52.

Posted on 2018 Jan 09