The Tippecanoe swim team held their Senior Night on Saturday night at the Troy YMCA, as the Red Devils joined Troy and Greenon for a tri-meet.
Tipp’s boys’ squad defeated Troy 201-152, while on the girls’ side, the Red Devils defeated Troy 212-146 and Greenon 224-62, while Troy also defeated Greenon 196-64.
Girls- In the 200 yard Medley Relay, Tippecanoe took the top two spots as the team of Sam Williams, Cameron Cahill, Anna Klepinger and Emily Doll won with a time of 2:07.55, while the Tipp team of Alissa Buynak, Carsyn Woltz, Alexis Cook and Arielle Arnett placed second. Troy finished third as Courtney Carmack, Katie Castaneda, Blake Whitford and Caroline Pratt swam 2:12.18.
In the 200 free, Cook from Tipp swam 2:15.68 to defeat Castadena and Katie Robinson from Troy was finished second and third. Greenon’s Rachel Ruff placed sixth overall.
Williams and Klepinger took the top two spots in the 200 IM, while Carmack from Troy was third.
In the 50 Free, Troy’s Megan Wheeler was victorious with a 28.58, followed by teammate Melanie Harvey. Woltz finished third for Tipp at 29.31, and Greenon’s highest finisher was Gwen Brittingham who placed tenth.
Arnett had no trouble in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:03.40, with Cahill second and Whitford from Troy third. In the 100 Free, Tipp’s freshman Cook has an easy win with a 1:02.55, and teammate Kayla Bruns was second. Whitford placed third overall as the Troy freshman swam 1:06.46. Cheyanne Caswell from Greenon also finished tenth for the Knights.
In the 500 Free, Arnett dominated with a 5:26.96, nearly one minute ahead of Troy’s Castaneda. Doll placed third for Tipp.
In the 200 Free Relay, Tipp’s team of Arnett, Cook, Cahill and Williams finished with 1:50.58, five seconds ahead of second place Troy (Pratt, Whitford, Harvey and Carmack). Tipp’s Williams battled to win the 100 Back with a 1:07.24, with Marissa Garber of Tipp second and Troy’s Carmack third. Rachel Ruff was Greenon’s highest finisher with a seventh place spot.
Cahill was victorious again the 100 Breast, swimming a 1:17.90, as Tipp took home the top four spots (Klepinger, Bruns and Alannah Gernon). Griffith from Troy was fifth (1:30.49). Finally in the 400 Free Relay, the Tipp team of Buynak, Katie Mullins, Gernon and Bruns was victorious, with Troy placing second (Erin Kirner, Katie Robinson, Maria Poggi and Castaneda).
Boys- With Greenon not having a boys’ squad, it was between Tippecanoe and Troy, and they battled in all of the events. In the 200 Medley Relay, the Tipp team of Jay Bell, Mitchell Poynter, Evan Stapp and Adam Buynak was victorious in 1:49.12. Troy’s team, of Jared Liew, Joe Dutton, Mitch Orozco and Tristan West was second.
In the 200 Free, Troy’s Joe Dutton captured the win (1:58.94), while Tipp freshman Matthew Poynter was second. Liew from Troy won the 200 IM with a 2:14.40, with Buynak from Tipp placing third.
Bell won the 50 Free with a time of 21.58, with West from Troy second 23.34 and Tipp’s Jans third. In the 100 Fly, Stapp took first with a 54.94, Orozco from Troy was third.
West came back and won the 100 Free with a time of 52.53, while Tipp freshman Raymond Burkey was second. In the 500 Free, Bell swam 5:08.81 for the win, with Troy’s Ryan Wall placing second.
The Troy 200 Free Relay team of Liew, Orozco, West and Jackson Armstrong won the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:36.36. Placing just 0.21 seconds behind was the Tipp team of Bell, Buynak, Poynter and Stapp.
Winning the 100 Back was Stapp with Wall second and Troy’s Joe Dutton third. Matthew and Mitchell Poynter finished 1-2 in the 100 Breast, and Eric Kirner from Troy finished third. In the 400 Free Relay, the Tipp team of Walland, Wall, Mason Doll and Jans was victorious. Troy finished second with Calvin Armstrong, Carter Hench, Jack Gates and Dutton.
SW Ohio Classic- Jay Bell put on a show in the 50 Free as he not only finished first overall, but set a tournament record as he swam a 21.19, along with beating his previous school record. Bell defeated Justin Grender from the host school by .16 seconds in the finals.
Fellow senior Evan Stapp also set school records in the 200 Back (1:58.22), 100 Fly (52.53) and 200 IM (1:57.96).
The boys 400 free relay team of Stapp, Bell, junior Ben Jans and sophomore Ryan Wall also set a new school record with 3:19.81.
“This was one of the best performing weekends for the boys as all four relays made it to the finals meet,” Stanbery said.
For the girls, more school records fell. Senior Sam Williams now sits atop of the record board in the 200 Back, while Arielle Arnett set a record in the 200 IM (2:12.10), as she finished fifth overall.
The girls’ also had two relays reach finals as alternates in the 400 medley and 400 free.
*Other area finishers for the girls included Williams who finished 33rd in the 500 Free, and Bethel’s Eiliana Wright 36th. Troy’s Courtney Carmack was 31st overall in the 400 IM.
Ben Wright from Bethel was 25th overall in the 500 Free for the boys, and in the boys 1650 Free, Troy Christian freshman Grant Doucette placed 23rd and Wright was 28th.
Bell also came back and finished 12th in the 100 Breaststroke for the Red Devils, while he also finished 11th in the 100 Butterfly. Tecumseh’s Owen Measel finished tenth in the 400 IM, Doucette placed 22nd, and fellow Troy Christian freshman Alexander Klint was 29th.
Also in the 400 Free Relay, Tipp was 11th, and in the 200 Medley Relay, the Red Devils placed tenth. Finally in the 400 medley relay, Tipp was tenth.
Troy freshman Blake Whitford had a solid day at the Tipp swim meet.
Mitch Orozco from Troy finsihed second in the 100 Fly.
The senior girls on the Troy swim team are (l to r) Rachel Culp, Mariana Huerta, Courtney Carmack and Annie Griffith (not pictured: Berea Centliver II).
Only three seniors reside on the Troy boys swim team this year (l to r) Carter Hench, Tristan West and Jared Liew.