Milford’s Eagles turned in very good performances at their own swimming and diving invitational.
The boys finished second among the 12 teams that scored and the girls placed third among the 11 squads that scored.
Beau Robinson (100-yard butterfly), Chris Williams (100 freestyle), and Julilyn Brown (100 free) were the individual winners for the Red and White. The host school was also triumphant in the boys 200 free and 400 free relays and the girls 400 free relay.
Team scores: Loveland (Love) 314, Milford (Mil) 292, Lakota East (LE) 271, Vandalia Butler (VB) 183, LakotaWest (LW) 125, Cincinnati Country Day (CCD) 112, McNicholas (McN) 41, Purcell Marian (PM) 22, Colerain (C) 11, Batavia (Bat) 9, Hamilton (H) 9, and Western Brown (WB) 3.
Following are the winners in each event with the time or points scored and the Eagles who placed among the best three in each event.
200-yard medley relay - Loveland (one minute, 41.42-seconds, new meet record) first and Milford (Dan Matulis, Beau Robinson, Dave Matulis, and Chris Williams) 1:42.23 second.
200 freestyle - Bryan McNamara (LW) 1:46.96 first, Robinson (Mil) 1:47.10 second, and Thomas Prus (Mil) 1:53.27 third.
200 individual medley - Brandon Williams (Love) 2:01.20 first.
50 free - Austin Caldwell (Love) 22.31 first and Williams (Mil) second 22.90.
100 butterfly - Robinson (Mil), first 53.28.
100 free - Williams (Mil), first 50.22.
500 free - Matt Luehrmann (McN) first 4:46.83.
200 free relay - Milford (Thomas Prus, Williams, M McCloud, and Connor Litmer), first 1:34.96.
100 backstroke - Luehrmann (McN) 54.00 (new meet record) first and Alex Frank (Mil) 58.68 third.
100 breaststroke - Williams (Love) 1:01.94 and Dave Matulis (Mil) 1:05.89 third.
400 free relay - Milford (Williams, Clark McCloud, Frank, and Prus) 3:33.53 third.
One-meter diving - Matt Swaine (Love) 217.50 points.
Team scores: Lakota East 322.5, Loveland 286, Milford 261.5, Lakota West 249, Vandalia Butler 92, Colerain 66, Cincinnati Country Day 39, Purcell Marian 26, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 18, McNicholas 15, and Glen Este 10.
Following are the winners in each event with the time or points scored and the Eagles who placed among the best three in each event,
200 medley relay - Loveland 1:57.67 first and Milford (Gwen Storch, Laurin McClure, J Prus, and Julilyn Brown) 3:50.66 second.
200 free - Kugler (LW) 1:29.20 first and Laurin (Mil) 2:08.29 third.
200 individual medley - Hall (LE) 2:14.10 and Storch (Mil) 2:19.88 third.
50 free - Weaver (CCD) 24.10 first, new meet record, and Brown (Mil) 25.75 second.
100 fly - Weaver (CCD) 58.16 first and McClure (Mil) 1:02.62 third.
100 free - Brown (Mil) 55.19 first.
500 free - Hall (LE) 5:15.75 first.
200 free relay - Loveland 1:47.23 first and Milford (K Williams, L Bartsch, S Frank, and K Meranda) 1:51.26 third.
100 back - Dschaak (Love) 1:03.02 first and Stroch (Mil) 1:04.40 second.
100 breast - Wheeler (Love) 1:10.40 first.
400 free relay - Milford (Storch, McClure, Meranda, and Brown) 3:50.66).
One-meter diving: Brimm (LW) 238.75. first and Margaret Craycraft (Mil) 217.50 second.
Glen Este has been improving.
The Trojans defeated King's Knights and lost to the Norwood Indians in a tri-meet that took place in the winners' waters. Scoring for the Clermont countians were junior Kalah Perry in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke, senior Gabrielle Branson in the 200 individual medley, freshman Katherine Casagrande in the 100 butterfly and 500 free, and junior Hannah Haskins in the 100 breaststroke for the girls. For the boys, sophomore Thomas Moore scored in the 200 free and sophomore Brandon Behymer in the 50 free.
The Trojans improved from two finalists a year ago to five finalists this year in the Mason Invitational. For the girls, Casagrande was in the 100 individual medley and 500 free and sophomore Stacy Howell in the 100 breast. For the boys, Behymer was in the 500 free and the first alternate in the 200 free and Moore competed in the 500 free.
Glen Este was third in a three-way against Kings and host Loveland. Howell was the winner in the 100 breast and Casagrande and junior Miranda Kelch "did well" according to coach Alan Kirk in the 100 fly.
Opposite Hamilton's Big Blue and Northwest's Knights, the Trojans won with 144 points, Hamilton's Big Blue had 107 and Northwest 62 in a meet that took place at Hamilton. Finishing first for the Clermont countians were Kelch in the 50 free, Casagrande in the 500 free, Perry in the 100 back and Howell in the 100 breast. The triumphant 400 free relay consisted of Casagrande, Branson, Howell, and Kelch. The guys took third.
Said coach Kirk, "We have an exciting team this year that is able to compete with most schools. With 28 girls we have enough swimmers to enter every event and actually compete. Having only six boys makes it very difficult to compete overall. We have been improving over the past several years and I hope it continues. We are growing."