Eaton swimmers improving in the pool


EATON — The Eaton boys’ and girls’ swim teams have been firing on all flippers as of late.

The Eagles hosted a quad meet with teams from Franklin, Greenville, Ross and Tri-Village with both the boys and girls going 4-0 on the day. They also competed in the Talawanda Invitational at Miami University.

“It is really nice to have both the boys and girls doing so well in dual meets. For so many years, we would only have four to six ladies swimmers and with this year, the girls team is the biggest one a long time and it allows them to win these dual meets,” said head coach Dave Montgomery.

Lauren Ferguson had the most notable swim at the quad meet where she took first in the 100 breast stroke and also broke the school record with at time of 1:17.24 beating the old time by more than three seconds. At the invitational, Ferguson continued to improve upon the record, clocking a time of 1:17.07

The Eaton boys also took the top two spots in the medley relay, with Trey Gregory, Tanner Titkemeyer, Mason McCargish and John Chistman finishing first with a time of 1:58.89 while Josh Pool, Wyatt Cox, Max Lawson and Aaron Scholl were second with a time of 2:01.56.

Seth Gard also placed second in the 200 freestyle, clocking a time of 2:38.85, while Gregory was first in the 200 IM with a time of time of 2:11.89 and second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.69.

Other first and second place finishers at the quad meet include:

Sasha Taxter, second in the 50 freestyle (30.46) and first in 100 butterfly (1:16.70); John Christman, second in the 50 butterfly (33.84); McCargish, first in the 100 butterfly (55.04) and first in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.33); Abby Liddy, first in the 100 freestyle (1:09.55); Josh Pool, second in the 100 freestyle (56.73); Conley Mitchell, second in the 500 freestyle (6:12.88); boys 200 freestyle relay of Josh Pool, Mason Mccargish, Max Lawson and Conley Mitchell was first in time of 1:43.67; Destiny Brubaker, second in the 50 backstroke (47.97); Josh Liddy, first in the 50 backstroke (38.63); girls 400 freestyle relay of Grace Reynolds, Brooke Sizemore, Laura Clyburn and Alisha Rader was first with a time of 6:06.83; and the boys 400 freestyle relay of Conley Mitchell, Joshua Liddy, Tanner Tikemeye and Theo Darr was second with a time of 4:50.83.

At the Talawanda Invitational the boys team placed third behind two Division I schools while the girls ended the day 10th overall.

Gregory finished first in the 50 freestyle, clocking a time of 22.97 and second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.96 while Mason Mccargish finished second in 100 butterfly with a time of 55.93 and was first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.59.

The boys 200 freestyle relay of McCargish, Pool, Gregory and Scholl finished first with a time of 1:38.40 and Lauren Ferguson continued to improve the school record in the 100 breaststroke to a record pace of 1:17.07.

Some other times for the team:

Aaron Scholl 50 freestyle time of 26.13; Sasha Taxter 100 back time of 1:16.18; Machenzie Waxler 100 breast time of 1:27.83; Matthew Wright 100 breaststroke time of 1:45.17; Joshua Liddy 100 IM time of 1:23.66; Michael Lipps 200 freestyle time of 3:03.31; Adam Minton 100 back time of 1:50.12; Conley Mitchell 500 freestyle time of 6:07.55; Josh Pool 100 back time of 1:03.12; Alisha Rader 50 back time of 57.87; Grace Reynolds 50 freestyle time of 34.30; Lydia Fadden 200 freestyle time of 2:53.57; Seth Gard 200 freestyle time of 2:35.02; Madison Lakes 200 freestyle time of 3:03.31; Abby Liddy 100 freestyle time of 1:10.81; Andrew Brooks 100 backstroke time of 1:55.34; Destiny Brubaker 100 freestyle time of 1:18.51; Laura Clyburn 200 freestyle time of 3:07.47; Wyatt Cox 100 breaststroke time of 1:26.71; Theo Darr 100 breaststroke time of 1:36.28.

“The meet at Miami was a good meet since it is one of the faster pools around and it’s nice to see how the kids compete in a pool like that,” said Montgomery. “It is where districts will be swam at so they better get used to it. Some of our very new swimmers are swimming events they thought they would never do – such as 200 freestyle. It is nice to challenge these new swimmers in events to show them that all that practice is paying off and they can do longer events during the season.”

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