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Pirates swimmers and divers start WSC schedule with a victory

 
By Ryan Kaczmarski
 
The Rocky River swimming and diving team entered the short West Shore Conference schedule with a resounding victory over Avon High School.
 
The girls team beat Avon 123-58, while the boys team topped the Eagles 143-42.
 
The Pirates have had strong showings in all of the nonconference and invitational meets earlier this season. The girls team has a record of 5-1 (1-0 in the WSC), only losing to Mentor on Dec. 20. The boys team is undefeated with a record of 6-0 (1-0 in the WSC).
 
With the sectional meet just a few weeks away, there are some events that Rocky River still needs to work on.
 
“The sprints are definitely ahead of our distance (events) right now,” said Pirates head coach Kali Dye. “We’re starting to get some more kids that are able to compete better in the stroke events (back, butterfly and breast).
 
“For the past few years, it’s been strictly the freestyle events that we’ve really done well in,” she added.
 
The Pirates’ girls squad has three events that are ranked in the state, including 50-yard freestyle (Megan Auzenbergs, sixth in the state) and the girls 200- (Elizabeth Weger, Claire Stemen, Carson Shaw and Katie Perez) and 400- (Auzenbergs, Perez, Emma Flynn and Hallie McCue) yard freestyle relays.
 
The boys team has improved over last season’s squad.
 
“The boys really stepped up and trained in the offseason,” Dye said. “Their relay teams are ranked – although not that highly – in the state this year.
 
“I’m hoping for about 15 kids to go to state this year, either as individuals or relays.”
 
The WSC regular season will be capped off on Friday, Jan. 20, with senior night against visiting Bay.
Rocky River vs. Avon meet results (Jan. 6)
Boys: Rocky River 143, Avon 42
Girls: Rocky River 123, Avon 58
Girls 200-yard medley relay:
  1. 1. Rocky River, 2:00.07 (McCue, Caroline  Auzenbergs, Flynn and Megan Auzenbergs)
  2. 2. Avon, 2:06.62 (Croyle, Sauter, Pettigrew and Schlather)
  3. 3. Rocky River, 2:15.87 (Kelley, Dunning, Stemen and Hamker)
 
Boys 200-yard medley relay:
  1. 1. Rocky River, 1:50.98 (Henry, Grant, Stankivicz and Parris)
  2. 2. Avon, 1:58.91 (Fogarty, Tamesis, Alexander and Pettegrew)
  3. 3. Rocky River, 1:59.05 (Smith, Mahoney, Shaver and Kanner)
 
Girls 200-yard freestyle:
  1.  Rocky River, 1:59.73 (M. Auzenbergs)
  2.  Rocky River, 2:11.98 (Weger)
  3.  Rocky River, 2:13.80 (Shaw)
  4.  Avon, 2:17.66 (Schlather)
  5.  Avon, 2:28.52 (Wolchko)
 
Boys 200-yard freestyle:
  1.  Rocky River, 2:01.21 (Goecke)
  2.  Rocky River, 2:05.99 (Salberg)
  3.  Rocky River, 2:10.81 (Shaver)
  4.  Avon, 2:31.07 (Jani)
  5.  Avon, 2:31.71 (Kane)
 
Girls 200-yard IM:
  1.  Rocky River, 2:22.31 (McCue)
  2.  Avon, 2:30.82 (Pettigrew)
  3.  Rocky River, 2:36.88 (Stemen)
  4.  Avon, 2:37.37 (Michelich)
  5.  Rocky River, 2:46.82 (Kelley)
 
Boys 200-yard IM:
  1.  Rocky River, 2:08.17 (Parris)
  2.  Rocky River, 2:20.61 (Henry)
  3.  Rocky River, 2:23.86 (Kanner)
  4.  Avon, 2:31.94 (Fogarty)
  5. Avon, 2:41.38 (Tamesis)
Girls 50-yard freestyle:
  1. Rocky River, 25.56 (Flynn)
  2. Rocky River, 27.87 (Perez)
  3. Avon, 27.97 (Croyle)
  4. North Ridgeville, 29.67 (Merkel)
  5. Avon, 31.28 (Sustar)
Boys 50-yard freestyle:
  1. Rocky River, 24.38 (Grant)
  2. Rocky River, 24.83 (Arnold)
  3. Rocky River, 25.85 (Stankivicz)
  4. Avon, 27.57 (Kugler)
  5. Avon, 28.40 (Smith)
Girls 1-meter diving:
  1. Avon, 136.33 (Wright)
  2. Rocky River, 93.97 (Chimielewski)
  3. Rocky River, 92.47 (Fitsimmons)
Boys 1-meter diving:
  1. Rocky River, 169.49 (Bokas)
  2. Rocky River, 166.79 (O’Callaghan)
  3. Avon, 144.89 (Johnson)
  4. Rocky River, 129.14 (Turk)
Girls 100-yard butterfly:
  1. Rocky River, 1:02.07 (M. Auzenbergs)
  2. Rocky River, 1:10.61 (Stemen)
  3. Avon, 1:13.37 (Sauter)
  4. Avon, 1:15.95 (Wolchko)
  5. Rocky River, 1:21.12 (May)
Boys 100-yard butterfly:
  1. Rocky River, 1:00.70 (Goecke)
  2. Rocky River, 1:02.05 (Stankivicz)
  3. Avon, 1:06.46 (Johnson)
  4. Avon, 1:16.89 (Pulice)
  5. Rocky River, 1:21.45 (Eichler)
Girls 100-yard freestyle:
  1. Avon, 58.74 (Pettegrew)
  2. Rocky River, 58.52 (Perez)
  3. Rocky River, 1:04.41 (Camerino)
  4. Rocky River, 1:06.56 (Hamker)
  5. Avon, 1:07.96 (Balser)
Boys 100-yard freestyle:
  1. Rocky River, 54.12 (Arnold)
  2. Rocky River, 54.92 (Grant)
  3. Rocky River, 58.26 (Shaver)
  4. Avon, 1:01.17 (Kugler)
  5. Avon, 1:08.96 (Gaudreau)
Girls 500-yard freestyle:
  1. Rocky River, 5:33.78 (McCue)
  2. Rocky River, 5:52.53 (Weger)
  3. Avon, 6:02.85 (Michelich)
  4. Avon, 6:04.89 (Schlather)
  5. Avon, 6:24.76 (McDonald)
Boys 500-yard freestyle:
  1. Rocky River, 5:35.20 (Mahoney)
  2. Rocky River, 5:45.10 (Kanner)
  3. Avon, 6:27.00 (Smith)
  4. Rocky River, 6:27.89 (Pelger)
  5. Avon, 6:34.34 (Squillante)
Girls 200-yard freestyle relay:
  1. Rocky River, 1:53.30 (Weger, Stemen, Shaw and Perez)
  2. Rocky River, 2:01.84 (Hamker, Kelley, Camerino and Dunning)
  3. Avon, 2:04.67 (Bell, Garrison, Smith and LaFarciola)
Boys 200-yard freestyle relay:
  1. Rocky River, 1:39.97 (Arnold, Goecke, Salberg and Shaver)
  2. Rocky River, 1:49.37 (Stankivicz, Smith, Wilhelmy and Pelger)
  3. Avon, 1:53.14 (Squillante, Pulice, Smith and Kugler)
Girls 100-yard backstroke:
  1. Rocky River, 1:10.21 (Shaw)
  2. Rocky River, 1:15.75 (Kelley)
  3. North Ridgeville, 1:16.21 (Merkel)
  4. Avon, 1:26.00 (Baeder)
  5. Avon, 1:28.52 (Kollmann)
Boys 100-yard backstroke:
  1. Rocky River, 1:00.09 (Henry)
  2. Rocky River, 1:02.15 (Salberg)
  3. Avon, 1:08.45 (Fogarty)
  4. Rocky River, 1:12.64 (Smith)
  5. Avon, 1:16.11 (Jani)
Girls 100-yard breaststroke:
  1. Rocky River, 1:13.72 (Flynn)
  2. Avon, 1:17.06 (Sauter)
  3. Rocky River, 1:21.51 (C. Auzenbergs)
  4. Rocky River, 1:21.97 (Dunning)
  5. Avon, 1:25.42 (Balser)
Boys 100-yard breaststroke:
  1. Rocky River, 1:07.15 (Parris)
  2. Rocky River, 1:14.55 (Mahoney)
  3. Avon, 1:16.01 (Tamesis)
  4. Avon, 1:17.90 (Squillante)
  5. Avon, 1:20.92 (Pulice)
Girls 400-yard freestyle relay:
  1. Rocky River, 3:53.52 (M. Auzenbergs, Perez, Flynn and McCue)
  2. Avon, 4:10.23 (Croyle, Michelich, Sauter and Pettegrew)
  3. Rocky River, 4:19.42 (Hamker, Camerino, Shaw and Weger)
Boys 400-yard freestyle relay:
  1. Rocky River, 3:41.71 (Grant, Henry, Parris and Mahoney)
  2. Rocky River, 3:42.50 (Arnold, Salberg, Goecke and Kanner)
  3. Avon, 3:53.69 (Johnson, Tamesis, Fogarty and Pettegrew)

 

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