Waterdog Women and Men take 2nd at the WBL Championship Meet.
January 29, 2012By Daniel Otten of Celina High School
Western Buckeye League Wrap-up!
Waterdog Men and Women place 2nd in the WBL!
Saturday, Jan 28 was Western Buckeye League Swimming Championship day at the Defiance YMCA. On Thursday, Jan 26th the Divers took center pool with the CHS contingent fairing well, giving the Waterdogs an early jump in the 'team' scoring. Saturday was for the swimmers. By meet's end the top two teams in the WBL were the same as they have been for a number of years...Shawnee in first with Celina right behind as runner-up. For the past 11 years, including this season, Shawnee-Celina have been 1-2 for the Girls. The Boys, it's been 5 years in a row. The Lady Indians used depth to narrowly out point the Swimmin' Women 285-263. Ottawa-Glandorf was third with 196. Shawnee's Boys totaled 276 to the Bulldogs' 210, with OG next at 181 of the 10 school field.
Highlighting the Waterdog Championship Meet were the WINNING EFFORTS of Collen Byer in boys diving, and Brooke Mertz in her specialty, the 50 freestyle. Their wins earned them 'First Team All WBL' and League CHAMPIONS recognition! Other individual 'First Team ALL WBL' (top 3 in an event) Waterdog performances came from Michaela Wenning (100 free - 2nd, and 100 back - 3rd), Kandace Eichenauer (100 breast), Dethora Hasenjager (dive - 2nd), Olivia Schlotterer (dive - 3rd), Matt Feltz (200 free - 3rd, and 500 free - 3rd), Tye Spengler (dive - 3rd), and Tyus Temple (100 fly). Five of the 6 relays earned 'First Team All WBL' accolades. All three Girls relays placed 2nd. Paige Dorsten, Kandace Eichenauer, Alex Parker and Brooke Mertz combined in the medley relay. The 200 free relay quartet included Michaela Wenning, Taylor Schenking, Brooke Mertz, and Maddy Weininger, while the 400 free relay was comprised of Michaela Wenning, Kandace Eichenauer, Paige Dorsten, and Alex Parker. The Boys medley relay of Peyton Jones, Kasyn Fishbaugh, Tyus Temple, and Justin Green placed 2nd. The 200 free relay was 3rd and consisted of Justin Green, Peyton Jones, Kasyn Fishbaugh, and Matt Feltz.
Garnering 'Special Mention All WBL' honors (4th-6th places) were Alex Parker (200 free - 4th, and 100 fly - 5th), Brooke Mertz (100 free - 5th), Kandace Eichenauer (500 free - 4th), Paige Dorsten (100 back), Lizz Carr (100 breast - 5th), Julia Folk (dive - 4th), Claire Schmitmeyer (dive - 6th), Tyus Temple (200 IM - 5th), Peyton Jones (100 fly - 4th, and 100 back 4th), Charlie Folk (dive - 4th), Leyton Schoen (dive - 5th) as well as the Boys 400 free relay of Tyus Temple, Mason Miller, Lucas Goodwin, and Matt Feltz which placed 4th.
The Waterdogs now prepare for the Division II Swimming Sectional at Napoleon on Feb 11.
FOR COMPLETE RESULTS AND WATERDOG STATS please check the Document Section.