BOWLING GREEN – Wauseon had multiple swimmers, and also a pair of divers place high enough at the district meet held at Bowling Green State University last week, qualifying them for the upcoming state meet.
The boys placed third and the girls took fourth in the final team standings.
In the diving portion on Wednesday, Patience Bachman finished fifth in the girls competition while Tony Schweinhagen tied for sixth in the boys competition. Both have qualified for state as a result of their performance.
Bachman recorded a score of 378.05. Schweinhagen finished with a score of 374.65.
The swimmers took to the pool Friday where once again the Indians had success.
Wauseon’s boys team had two qualifiers each in both the 200 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle.
For Nicholas Dilworth, he had a record-breaking performance in both events. In the 200 freestyle he broke the district meet record by winning the event with a time of 1:43.18. He broke the record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:40.37.
Austin Schuette qualified for the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:46.34, and the 500 freestyle at 4:45.24.
The Indians also qualified their 200 and 400 yard freestyle relay teams.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Branden Arredondo, Ryan Scherer, Mac Warncke and Dilworth finished with a time of 1:30.25. The 400 freestyle relay team of Arredondo, Scherer, Austin Schuette and Dilworth recorded a time of 3:16.31 to advance.
The Wauseon girls had a pair of performers advance in multiple events individually.
Brooke Schuette qualified for state in both the 200 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle, while Sydney Darnell qualified in the 100 yard butterfly and 200 IM. McKenzie Darnell also advanced in the 200 freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:57.59.
Wauseon’s 200 yard freestyle relay team of Brooke Schuette, Alexys Carteaux, McKenzie Darnell and Sydney Darnell advanced with a time of 1:40.02 at the district meet.
Also, that same four qualified in the 400 yard freestyle relay at 3:39.77.
The 2017 OHSAA Swimming and Diving State Tournament kicks off this Wednesday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton with the Division II diving competition. The swimming preliminary rounds in Division II will be Thursday with the finals on Friday.