SWIMMING: Strong showing at Fremont Invite

For the second time in three years, Perkins girls won the Fremont Ross Invite, and on Saturday finished with 436 points -- 60 more than second-place Ross at the fourth annual Daniel H.
Fandy.com Staff
Aug 25, 2010

For the second time in three years, Perkins girls won the Fremont Ross Invite, and on Saturday finished with 436 points -- 60 more than second-place Ross at the fourth annual Daniel H. Lease Little Giant Invite.

Five area schools competed -- Sandusky, St. Mary Central Catholic, Perkins, Port Clinton, Oak Harbor -- with Perkins' boys finishing highest among area boys teams in third.

Port Clinton's girls were seventh and Sandusky's girls were 10th out of 28 teams.

In the boys standings, Sandusky was eighth overall and St. Mary CC was 10th out of 25 teams.

The Pirates' Stephanie Gyurke won the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 8.61 seconds and was first in the 100 butterfly, clocking 59.12 seconds. She also swam with Emily Mariea, Camille Cremean and Kimberly Anglin to turn in the top time in the 400 freestyle relay (3:46.52).

"The girls had a very strong day, very strong performances," Perkins coach Steve Cremean said Saturday. "A lot of girls qualified for the finals. It was a very fun, productive day, which in what is a long and grueling meet, the kids performed and responded well."

Sandusky freshman Taylor Vargo was first overall in the 200 freestyle in 1:59.22.

Senior Gus Everson won two more freestyle events for the Blue Streaks; He was first in the 50 in 22.07 seconds, then won the 100 in 48.39 seconds.

The Pirate boys started the day with a win in the 200 medley relay, as Chris Waldock, Kevin Bressler, Michael Mulvin and Kevin Ebert turned in a 1:41.10

"The boys performed well too, real solid," Cremean said. "A lot of times at long meets kids get grumpy and I get frustrated, but that didn't happen (Saturday). They kept a positive attitude and raced hard. I'm very happy with the performance on the boys side too."

Waldock was a winner in the butterfly in 53.66 seconds, and Bressler, a freshman, won the breaststroke in 1:01.81.

Mulvin finished the 500 freestyle in 4:54.15 to take first.

St. Mary CC senior Michael Gallagher had wins in both the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. Gallagher clocked 2:00.55 in the medley and 54.67 in the backstroke.

Port Clinton's Allie Reynolds won the 100 freestyle, turning in a 54.31.