Sandusky sweeps NOL, Perkins girls win NWOAC

Sandusky played host to the Northern Ohio League Swimming Championships on Saturday, and won both the boys and girls championships.
AnthonyMoujaes
Feb 1, 2012

Sandusky played host to the Northern Ohio League Swimming Championships on Saturday, and won both the boys and girls championships.

In its first year in the league, the Blue Streaks beat out second-place Tiffin Columbian in both the boys and girls meets.

Meanwhile, the Perkins girls have added another Northwest Ohio Aquatic Conference championship to its list of titles, winning that meet in Fremont by more than 70 points ahead of Toledo Notre Dame Academy.

The Perkins boys were the highest-finishing area team at No. 5, just ahead of Oak Harbor. The Perkins boys had three swimmers — juniors Kevin Bressler and Michael Kessler, and freshman Sean Mulvin — each win four total events.

Though they didn’t have any wins, the Pirates girls were either second or third in eight events on the way to 425.5 points.

In all, Sandusky, which won the girls meet by 32 points and the boys meet by 34 points ahead of Tiffin Columbian, set eight new conference records. The conference title was the first for Sandusky’s boys since 1983, when they were part of the Buckeye Conference. It’s the first girls conference title in the program’s history.

Junior Taylor Vargo won two individual events and two more relays. She set new conference records in the 200 freestyle (2:00.28) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.95). Norwalk’s Geena Freriks had three records of her own, winning the 200 IM (2:13.50) and 50 freestyle (24.69). Her opening leg of the 400 freestyle relay (53.67 seconds) was also a pool and conference record.

Sandusky's Zach Waddington and Jeremy White both won two individual events; White had a conference record in the 500 freestyle (5:10.06) and won the butterfly (58.16), and Waddington won the 50 (22.63) and 100 freestyle (50.89).

For more on these events, and a breakdown of the standings and placers, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.