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SWIMMING: Waves second at WOAL

July 18, 2011

Wapakoneta Waves’ Kassie Saunders competes in the girls 8-under 25-meter breaststroke during the WOAL Championships on Saturday ay Wapakoneta Waterpark. (Staff photo/John S. Hullinger)

The Wapakoneta Waves finished second to powerhouse Westside at the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships on Saturday at Wapakoneta Waterpark.
Westside entered the second day of the competition with a narrow lead over Wapak and stretched that lead to take the title by a 2,503-2,296.5 margin.
The Sherwood Sharks were third with 2,102.5 points.
Josh Fleagle had a big day for the Waves in the 15-over division.
He snapped his own meet record in the 100-meter freestyle, posting a time of 50.69. He then established another meet record with a 30.14 in the 50 breaststroke.
Fleagle also broke his own previously held meet record in the 50 backstroke with a 26.58. Unfortunately for Fleagle, Shawnee’s Erik Risolvato took the win with a 26.33.
Justin Fleagle grabbed three event wins in the 9-10 boys division.
The younger Fleagle took first in the 50 backstroke (38.30), 100 freestyle (1:14.13) and 50 breaststroke (43.82).
For the Wapak girls, Jordyn Law and Selena Korwin finished 1-2 in the 11-12 girls 50 backstroke. Law swam a 37.88 while Korwin turned in a 40.47.
Law also recorded a win in the 100 freestyle with a 1:09.73.
Josie Miller took top honors in the 13-14 girls 50 backstroke. Miller’s 35.58 was just enough to edge Sherwood’s Aubrey Meyer (35.78). Miller then finished second in the 100 freestyle with a 1:04.99.
In the 11-12 girls 50 breaststroke, Brianna Braun grabbed the top spot on the podium with a 41.01.
Wapak also grabbed two relay wins. Law, Korwin, Braun and Amanda Slechter won the 11-12 girls 200 freestyle relay at 2:14.39. And Caleb Schlenker, Alex Rose, Kurt Schlenker and Joey Metzger won the 11-12 boys 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:18.24.

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