Diving Dogs Dominate...at Western Buckeye League Championship!
January 24, 2014By Daniel Otten of Celina High School
Western Buckeye League Diving!
Thursday afternoon, Jan 23 was the first day of the 2014 Western Buckeye League Swimming and Diving Championship Meet. 'Day 1' was reserved for the Diving portion of competition, held at the Defiance YMCA. For diving coach Dave Koesters and his athletes, it was a GREAT DAY TO BE A BULLDOG!
The Championship Meet began with the Ladies 11-dive 1-meter event. By event's end Celina stood FIRST, SECOND, FOURTH on the podium. Senior Olivia Schlotterer stood highest, finishing her WBL diving career as the League's best! One step lower, in 2nd, was freshman Sawyer Weitzel. Sophomore Trinity Voisin earned 4th place points.
Celina's success continued with the Boys. Sophomore Chandler Kimmel shattered his personal best score on his way to an individual WBL Championship. He was followed by another 10th grader, Jake Browder, who earned a runner-up placing.
With their results, the Divers got CHS off to an outstanding start as the Waterdogs search for WBL 'Team' Titles. The Swimmers hit the water Saturday, January 25 for the final day of competition.
Western Buckeye League Diving Results:
1.) Olivia Schlotterer, Celina 345.90
2.) Sawyer Weitzel, Celina 338.40 Personal Best
3.) Madison Taylor, St Marys 334.85
4.) Trinity Voisin, Celina 301.90
5.) Allison Sandberg, St Marys 287.65
6.) Amanda Lucas, Shawnee 266.60
7.) Julia Hardy, Shawnee 234.85
8.) Katie Askins, Wapakoneta 185.00
9.) Nicole Teffenhardt, Ottawa-Glandorf 182.80
10.) Megan Kosch, Ottawa-Glandorf 156.65
1.) Chandler Kimmel, Celina 365.50 Personal Best...
previous Personal Best 313.75...shattered!!!
2.) Jake Browder, Celina 285.25
3.) Cody Devylder, Defiance 259.25
4.) TJ Mele, St. Marys 233.10
5.) Harris Reinstedler, Ottawa-Glandorf 231.25
6.) Josh Fowler, Van Wert 224.80
7.) Luke Schuab, Ottawa-Glandorf 199.95
8.) Lucas Shade, Wapakoneta 192.15
9.) David Zedaker, Defiance 188.05
10) Trent Basinger, Ottawa-Glandorf 173.10