Redskins break records on final day at state

By: 
BRAD FRANK
Sports Editor

All four of the Wapakoneta Redskins' state finalists broke school records Friday on the second and final day of the state championships. 

Charlie Sutton broke his own school records in the final two individual races of his high school career, as the senior placed fourth in each event Friday as part of the high school boys swimming Division II state meet.

Competing in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races, Sutton recorded his best state placing in both events, putting the finishing touches on the best individual career in the history of Redskins swimming, with ownership of six of the eight individual records and appearances on the program's three-best relay teams.

Sutton was also part of the two Redskin relays that qualified for the state finals Thursday.

Wapakoneta's 200 free relay — Michael Johnston, Joey Metzger, Michael Zwez and Sutton — placed sixth in the state finals Friday, breaking the record it set the day before in the prelims.

The 400 free relay relay — Johnston, Ryan Schneider, Metzger and Sutton — finished eighth, also breaking the program record set on Thursday.