Swimmers claim 5th, 9th

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Aurora -- The Greenmen boys swim team placed fifth and the girls were ninth out of 20 teams competing Dec. 28 at the Cloverleaf Invitational meet in Wooster.

"It was a day with many exciting swims," said coach Katie Monroe. "We had Broc Miller and Austin Hayes swimming for personal bests in the 500-yard event as Miller took third overall [besting his time by 6 seconds] and Hayes took seventh by swimming a 5:17.71."

"Miller also placed third in his 100 butterfly with a personal best of 55.4, and Hayes placed second in his 200 freestyle with a personal best of :53.46."

Other personal bests for the day were as follows:

• Cameron Goldston in both of her swims -- 50 freestyle dropped one second (30.3) an 100 breaststroke dropped 2 seconds (1:22:14).

• Henry Young -- 100 breaststroke dropped 11 seconds (1:28.08) and 50 freestyle dropped one second (30.93).

• Hannah Brezovec matched her best swim in the 5 free (28:39) and dropped 2 seconds in the 100 free (1:03.87).

• Chris Sloe dropped another second off his 50 free (27.98) and matched his best time in he 100 free (1:03).

Other top finishes were by Lauren Steele in the 50 and 100 free, second and third, respectively; Anthony Nedelka, eighth in the 200 free; Brandon Hayes, 11th in the 100 backstroke; 200 free relay of Brandon Hays, Nedelka, Miller and A. Hayes, sixth; 400 free relay of Allie Hayes, Kelsey Kalinowski, Goldston and Alix Kokinchak, ninth; and 400 free of Nedelka, the Hayes brothers and Miller, fifth.

"I'm very excited as we move into our last month of dual meets and the Chagrin Valley Conference meet," said Monroe. "Many of the swimmers are swimming at their best of matching their best times.

"We continue to push these swimmers to their limit it at practice, both in the pool and with dry land raining. I believe we'll watch some school records fall and see great swims in the next month and into February if we can keep these kids healthy."

Meanwhile, the Advocate wishes to correct an error about the swimming team which appeared in the Dec. 26 edition. The boys team recently defeated Kenston -- not lost to the Bombers as it was reported. The Advocate apologizes for the error.

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