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Squire/Apache Swimmers Place High At Oak Hill

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The Manchester swim teams participated in the Oak Hill Invite Saturday.

Boys Varsity Swimming finishes 3rd place at OAK HILL Invite

Machester boys swim team is small but mighty, placing 3rd out of eight teams at the Oak Hill Invitational. Cale Bennett placed first in the 100 butterfly, eclipsing the one minute barrier, and took 2nd in the 500 free. Cam Peacock had a strong day, finishing 2nd in the 200 IM and 3rd in 100 breaststroke with lifetime bests in both events. Jet Thomas continued his rapid improvement with lifetime bests in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Gabe Selleck also reached a lifetime best in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Caleb Struble-Hedstrom swam lifetime bests in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Jan Vrkoc and Jerry Yen also posted lifetime bests in the 100 freestyle. The boys are swimming fast at the right time of year and will travel to Maconaquah to compete in the TRC championships on Saturday.

Girls Varsity Swimming finishes 2nd place at OAK HILL Invite

The Lady Squires placed 2nd out of seven teams at the Oak Hill Invite. Rachel Garcia led the way with wins in both the 50 freestyle & 100 freestyle. Several swimmers had season and lifetime bests. Noelle Walt PR’d in both the 50 freestyle & 100 butterfly. Miriam Struble-Hedstrom swam a lifetime best in the 200 IM & 100 fly. Averi Thomas swam a lifetime best in the 50 free & 100 free, & Wynter Harris swam a lifetime best in the 200 freestyle. Adia Selleck also swam a lifetime best in 50 freestyle while Rachel Steely and Victoria Lopez de Uralde Ortiz lowered their best times in the 100 freestyle. Other top finishers for the Squires were Evyn Fox with a 3rd place finish in the 500 freestyle and Kadence Fox with a 5th place finish in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 medley relay team of Walt, Evyn Fox, Garcia and Sophie Anglin took 3rd place and the 200 freestyle relay team of Walt, Laynen DeLaughter, Reagan Shah, and Garcia took 2nd. The team is gearing up for a strong conference meet on Saturday at Maconaquah.

While in the most difficult practice and training period on the season, the Wabash Swim Team posted multiple season and personal bests at the Oak Hill Invitational. Wabash was led by sophomore Cael McCann’s wins in the 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke and Senior Nick Perkins’ win in the 50 Freestyle. The Wabash 200 Medley Relay team (McCann, Chase Howard, Perkins, and Isaiah Jones) and 200 Free Relay (McCann, Jones, Howard, and Perkins) were also victorious, achieving season best times in both events. Other notable swims include 2nd place and personal record by Isaiah Jones in the 100 Freestyle, 3rd place and season best by Chase Howard in the 200 IM, personal record by Lucas Coffman in the 50 Freestyle, personal records by Mia Fairchild in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle, personal records by Hank Gray (Northfield) in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke, 2nd place by Nick Perkins in the 100 Butterfly, personal record by Chaz Harris in the 100 Butterfly, personal record by Abbi Hipskind in the 100 Freestyle, season best by Nonoka Higuera in the 500 Freestyle, season best by Chase Howard in the 100 Breaststroke, season best by the Girls 200 Medley Relay team of Hipskind, Rinka Higuera, N. Higuera, and Elli Hall, and season best by the Girls 200 Free Relay team of Hipskind, Hall, R. Higuera, and N. Higuera. Wabash swims in the Three Rivers Conference Championships at Maconaquah on Saturday, January 20.

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