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SWIMMING: Waves sweep 11-12 divisions

July 21, 2011

Mya Hager dives into the water at the start of the 11-12 girls 100-meter IM on Friday. (Staff photo/John S. Hullinger)

The Wapakoneta Waves 11-12 year-olds left their mark on the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships last weekend at Wapakoneta WaterPark.
They were the Waves’ only age division to take top honors in both the boys and girls standings.
The 11-12 girls dominated, scoring 393 points to just 278 for the second-place Sherwood Sharks. Nine different girls medaled with four of them garnering four or more medals.
In fact, the 11-12 girls accounted for 17 percent of the combined team score for the Waves. They score more points than any other age division for the Waves.
Wapak scored 2,296.5 points to finish second behind the Westside Wave overall.
The boys completed the sweep, edging Westside 239-229. Four boys claimed four medals apiece.
Jordyn Law, 12, Brianna Braun, 12, Mya Hager, 12, and Amanda Slechter, 11, led the girls.
Law swam to individual wins in the 50-meter freestyle and 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle.
Braun took the top spot in the 100 individual medley and 50 breaststroke, and second in the 50 freestyle.
Hager grabbed medals in the 50 freestyle (6th), 100 IM (4th) and 50 butterfly (5th).
And Slechter’s individual honors came in the 100 IM (2nd), 50 butterfly (1st) and 50 breaststroke (3rd).
Law, Braun, Hager and Slechter then teamed up to win the 200 medley relay by 19.35 seconds over Sherwood.
Selena Korwin, 12, joined Law, Braun and Slechter for another win in the 200 freestyle relay. Korwin added individual medals with a second-place finish in the 50 backstroke and a seventh in the 50 freestyle.
Wapak also medaled in the 200 freestyle relay. Kierstyn Neumeier, 12; Emily Good, 11; Kalia Schlenker, 12 and Kayle Neumeier. 12, teamed up to take third.
The boys repeated the girls’ sweep of the relays. The foursome of Kurt Schlenker, 11; Joey Metzger, 11; Alex Rose, 11 and Caleb Schlenker, 11 won the 200 medley relay on Friday and followed that up with a win the 200 freestyle relay on Saturday.
Kurt Schlenker added individual medals with a seventh-place swim in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 50 backstroke.
Metzger grabbed his first medal on Friday, placing sixth in the 50 butterfly. He then placed fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Rose’s individual-medal results came in the 50 butterfly, where he finished fourth, and the 100 freestyle, a sixth-place finish.
Caleb Schlenker took third in the 50 backstroke and third in the 100 freestyle.

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