Lions’ Kramer leads large pool of district swimmers

February 23rd, 2007    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Clermont countians turned in respectable performances in their respective sectional swimming meets.

Division I Boys

New Richmond senior Nate Kramer was the pacesetter for the county in the Division I Sectional and all sectionals, both boys and girls, with two first place finishes. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1-minute, 44.55-seconds and the 500 free in 4:45.10.

The Boys Division I Sectional took place at Mason High School, the host Comets were the champions in the 23-team field with 446 points. Milford finished fifth with 164 points, New Richmond was 12th with 44, Glen Este, 20th, 12, and Amelia, 21st, 6.

Other Clermont County scorers follow.

One-meter diving: Ryan Cushenan of Milford, ninth, 239.5 points, and Kyle Petrosky of Milford, 10th, 227.6.

200 medley relay: Milford (Mark Fernandez, Elliott Keefer, Kyle Stone, and Luke Wasserman), fourth, 1:41.89, and New Richmond (Troy Tucker, Chris Werle, Kramer, and Alex Lewis), 15th, 2:03.94.

200 free: Kramer, and Kevin Metzger of Milford, 15th, 1:53.64.

Members of the New Richmond varsity swimming teams are Lura Appelman, Casey Slone, Lisa Wilkerson, Jessica Hobbs, Jamie Lavely, Rachel Mahan, Hannah McCartney, Jennifer Tydings, Victoria Wildey, Melanie Stoeckle, Kara Sevier, Dawn Peters, Katie Jaffe, Jeni Oetzel, Krista Warren, Nate Kramer, Craig Beahr, Nick Graser, Chris Werle, Alex Thomas, T. J. Petry, Troy Tucker, Soon Shin Hawkins, Alex Lewis, Phillip Rains, Blake Beckett, and Jack Mowery. The coaches are Judy and Joe Middeler.
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200 individual medley: Keefer of Milford, fifth, 1:59.92.

50 free: Wasserman of Milford, seventh, 23.06; Chris Williams of Milford, 13th, 23.45; and Phillip Brownstead of Glen Este, 16th, 23.84.

100 butterfly: Brownstead of Glen Este, eighth, 57.54; Fernandez of Milford, 1:00.79; and Alan Keefer of Milford, 16th, 1:01.63.

100 free: Wasserman of Milford, sixth, 50.87, and Williams of Milford, 11th, 51.62.

500 free: Kramer, and Metzger of Milford, 13th, 5:04.74.

200 free relay: Milford (Williams, Matt D'errico, E. Keefer, and Metzger), seventh, 1:36.42.

100 backstroke: Hernandez of Milford, 10th, 59.12.

100 breaststroke: E. Keefer of Milford, third, 59.11.

400 free relay: Milford (Williams, Metzger, Wasserman, and E. Keefer), fourth, 3:24.06, and Amelia (Daniel Sandker, Erik Durtsche, Chris McCormick, and Robbie Snider), 14th, 4:20.46.

Division I Girls

This sectional also took place at Mason High School. The host Comets were the champions of the 14-team meet with 393 points. Milford was seventh with 154, Glen Este, 12th, 24, and Amelia, 13th, 21.

The Clermont County scorers follow.

One-meter diving: Elyse Budkie of Milford, 15th, 241.25 points.

200 medley relay: Milford (Gwen Storch, Melody Smith, Katie McClure, and Julie Brown), eighth, 2:00.79; Amelia (Megan McDonald, Amy Doersam, Alexis Trubee, and Lexi Weidner), 12th, 2:31.07; and Glen Este (Natalee Adams, Gabrielle Branson, Sam Miller, and Brittany Souder), 14th, 2:39.26.

200 free: McClure of Milford, 14th, 2:04.09.

200 IM: Smith of Milford, sixth, 18.08, and Laurin McClure of Milford, 15th, 2:22.43.

50 free: Brown of Milford, 11th, 26.45, and Ashleigh Snell of Milford, 15th, 26.87.

100 fly: K. McClure of Milford, 13th, 1:04.03, and McDonald of Amelia, 14th, 1:04.20.

100 free: Brown of Milford, 10th, 56.71.

500 free: L. McClure of Milford, 15th, 5:36.50.

200 free relay: Milford (Snell, Corina Kupka, Ashley McLain, and Jenny Shields), seventh, 1:52.40; Amelia (Doersam, Weidner, Trubee, and McDonald), 13th, 2:08.78; and Glen Este (Kirstie Alfonso, Branson, Hannah Rawls, and Olivia Moore), 14th, 2:17.66.

100 back: Smith of Milford, sixth, 1:02.80.

100 breast: Abagail Craycraft of Milford, 15th, 1:17.39.

400 free relay: Milford (L. McClure, K. McClure, Brown, and Smith), fifth, 3:48.88, and Glen Este (Adams, Miller, Souder, and Moore), 11th, 4:47.74.

Division II Girls

Wyoming was the champion among the 25 teams with 347 points, Batavia was 16th with 30, and New Richmond was 23rd with 12.

The Clermont County scorers follow.

200 IM: Eileen Shinsato of Batavia, fifth, 2:21.08.

200 free relay: New Richmond (Melanie Stoeckle, Katie Jaffe, Lisa Wilkerson, and Hannah McCartney), 15th, 2:06.48.

100 breast: Shinsato of Batavia, third, 1:12.87.

400 free relay: New Richmond (Mackenzie Hughes, Krista Warren, Jamie Lavely, and Jennifer Tydings), 13th, 5:28.63.
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