FREMONT — Two meet records fell Saturday, and one swimmer broke her own pool record as the Pirates won the Northwest Ohio Aquatic Conference Championships for the second straight year, while the Perkins boys were runners-up for the second consecutive season.
The Pirates’ Chris Waldock set a meet record in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking 51.54 seconds to break a mark set in 1982 by his coach, Steve Cremean.
“It is very satisfying, and I am very glad to have been a part in his efforts to break this record,” Cremean said.
Sandusky’s Gus Everson also broke a meet record, and Perkins junior Stephanie Gyurke reset her own record at the Fremont Natatorium, the location of the Division I and II sectional meet Feb. 11-13.
The Perkins boys piled up eight wins, sweeping all three relay events and getting two individual firsts from Waldock and Michael Mulvin.
Gyurke broke her own pool record in the 200 IM, winning in 2:09.16, and swam the anchor leg on the 400 freestyle relay with Emily Mariea, Kimberly Anglin and Camille Cremean, who took first in 3:43.89.
“We’re swimming tired, but we had some good times,” Steve Cremean said. “We knew it would be tight on the boys side, and we thought it would be tighter on girls side. We understood what it was going in and they rose to the challenges and got the job done.”
Everson had his usual first-place finishes in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events. He won the 50 in a meet-record 21.58 seconds, and was first in the 100 in 47.36 seconds. Sandusky finished fifth in the boys standings, Port Clinton was seventh and Oak Harbor 11th.
Blue Streaks freshman Taylor Vargo was first in the 200 freestyle with a 1:58.49 as the Streaks were sixth in the girls standings behind fifth-place Port Clinton. The Rockets were eighth.
Perkins won the 200 medley relay (Kevin Ebert, Kevin Bressler, Michael Kessler, Jonathan Harris) in 1:42.71, the 200 freestyle relay (Waldock, Ebert, Harris, Mulvin) was first in 1:30.31, and the 400 freestyle relay (Waldock, Mulvin, Kessler, Bressler) finished in 3:23.75.
Waldock won the 200 IM (2:00.29) and Mulvin was first in the 200 freestyle (1:48.32) and 500 freestyle (4:52.20). Bressler won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.95.
Anglin, Katie Quinn, Cremean, and Jillian Chapman were second for Perkins in the 200 medley relay (1:53.90) and Chapman, Mariea, Sadie Ahlers and Gyurke were second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:42.54). Chapman finished in a second-place tie in the 50 freestyle (26.09), Cremean was second in the butterfly (1:01.42)
Mariea’s 55.76 placed her third in the 100 freestyle, and Quinn was third in the breaststroke in 1:08.69. Anglin (1:02.52) and Chapman (1:04.51) finished second and third in the backstroke, and Gyurke (5:13.87) and Anglin (5:20.31) went 2-3 in 500 freestyle.
Port Clinton’s Allie Reynolds was third in the 200 freestyle (1:59.30) and second in the 100 freestyle (54.70), and sophomore MacKenzie Stewart was second in the breaststroke in 1:07.81.
Ebert was third in the 50 for the Pirates in 22.93.