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Wapakoneta sophomore Sutton breaks school record

January 13, 2014

Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore Charlie Sutton swims Saturday during the Celina Wapakoneta Invitational in varsity boys swimming action at the Auglaize Mercer County YMCA. Sutton broke the school record in the 200-yard freestyle. (Staff photo/John Zwez)

Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore Charlie Sutton set a school record in the 200-yard freestyle race Saturday. With a time of 1 minute, 52.91 seconds, Sutton broke the previous record of 1:53.77 set by Royce Kantner.

The new mark came during the Redskins’ third-place finish Saturday at the Celina Wapak Invitational in varsity boys swimming competition.

Wapak totaled 547.5 points, behind meet champion Ottawa-Glandorf (618) and runner-up Celina (582).

Representatives of the Western Buckeye League claimed the top five spots and eight of the top 10.

Sutton placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.67 seconds.

Hayden Metzger finished second in the 500 free at 5:29.74 and third in the 200 individual medley at 2:20.37.

Wesley Ruedebusch placed third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 2.01 seconds and fifth in the 100 breaststoke at 1:11.19.

Sutton, Kaleb Miller, Reudebusch and Nick Steinke took third in the 200 free relay at 1:38.39.

Wapak’s quartet of Michael Zwez, Metzger, Ryan Schneider and Steinke placed fourth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 54.89 seconds.

Sutton, Zwez, Metzger and Ruedebusch grabbed fourth place in the 400 free relay at 3:36.89.

Zwez (1:05.60) took fifth in the 100 backstroke. Ruedebusch (1:11.19) finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke.

Schneider was seventh (1:01.33) in the 100 butterfly and eighth (1:06.32) in the 100 backstroke.

The Redskins will next compete Tuesday in a WBL dual meet against the Kenton Wildcats at the Hardin County Family YMCA.

Kenton placed seventh with 216 points Saturday in the Celina Wapakoneta Invitational.

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