SWIMMING: Waves second at WOAL
Wapakoneta Wavesâ€™ Kassie Saunders competes in the girls 8-under 25-meter breaststroke during the WOAL Championships on Saturday ay Wapakoneta Waterpark. (Staff photo/John S. Hullinger)
The Wapakoneta Waves finished second to powerhouse Westside at the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships on Saturday at Wapakoneta Waterpark.
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Westside entered the second day of the competition with a narrow lead over Wapak and stretched that lead to take the title by a 2,503-2,296.5 margin.
The Sherwood Sharks were third with 2,102.5 points.
Josh Fleagle had a big day for the Waves in the 15-over division.
He snapped his own meet record in the 100-meter freestyle, posting a time of 50.69. He then established another meet record with a 30.14 in the 50 breaststroke.
Fleagle also broke his own previously held meet record in the 50 backstroke with a 26.58. Unfortunately for Fleagle, Shawneeâ€™s Erik Risolvato took the win with a 26.33.
Justin Fleagle grabbed three event wins in the 9-10 boys division.
The younger Fleagle took first in the 50 backstroke (38.30), 100 freestyle (1:14.13) and 50 breaststroke (43.82).
For the Wapak girls, Jordyn Law and Selena Korwin finished 1-2 in the 11-12 girls 50 backstroke. Law swam a 37.88 while Korwin turned in a 40.47.
Law also recorded a win in the 100 freestyle with a 1:09.73.
Josie Miller took top honors in the 13-14 girls 50 backstroke. Millerâ€™s 35.58 was just enough to edge Sherwoodâ€™s Aubrey Meyer (35.78). Miller then finished second in the 100 freestyle with a 1:04.99.
In the 11-12 girls 50 breaststroke, Brianna Braun grabbed the top spot on the podium with a 41.01.
Wapak also grabbed two relay wins. Law, Korwin, Braun and Amanda Slechter won the 11-12 girls 200 freestyle relay at 2:14.39. And Caleb Schlenker, Alex Rose, Kurt Schlenker and Joey Metzger won the 11-12 boys 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:18.24.