Swimming: Eagles swim 4th in Delaware Invitational


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



The Colonel Crawford swimming team placed fourth in both the boys and girls events at the 45th Annual Delaware Hayes Swimming and Diving Invitational on Saturday.

The Lady Eagles scored 284 points, while the Eagles scored 266 points. Columbus Bishop Waterson placed first with 447 points for the girls, while Hillard Davidson notched the top spot for the boys with 431 points.

Galion placed 8th for the girls and 5th for the boys.

Colonel Crawford’s Chloe Grove set two new school records after winning in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.38) and the 500 free (5:25.44).

Grabbing first for the Eagles were Grant Pfeifer (200 free) and Jake Johnson (100 breaststroke).

“This meet is always very competitive as we swim against the Division 1 schools from around the Columbus area,” said Colonel Crawford head swimming coach Mike Holtzapfel. “I thought my team rose to the challenge today and had some great times for a mid-season meet.”

Colonel Crawford will be back in action at Ontario for a dual meet on Tuesday. The team will compete in the Subway Rocket Invitational at Oak Harbor High School on Saturday.

Crestline Bulldogs

The Crestline swimming team placed 10th in the 2016 Tyger Co-Ed Relay Invitational on Saturday.

The team finished with 28 points, while Upper Sandusky won with 346 points.

The Wynford Royals swimming team came in last with eight points.

For Crestline, Courtney Swanger, Michaela Jeffrey, Kinsey Kenison and Abbi Stair finished 13th in the 400 medley relay (6:37.92). Timmy Tompkins, Stair, Swanger and Kenison finished 12th in the 400 back relay (6:27.24).

Aaron Blubaugh, Soren Murphy, Timmy Tompkins and Michaela Jeffrey finished 20th in the 400 free relay (5:36.99).

The Bulldogs will compete in a tri-meet at Ontario on Thursday.

By Brandon Klein

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Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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