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Lady Chieftains win sectionals, Arn advances BL – Saturday swimming

The Bellefontaine Chieftain swimmers had a notable showing to start the tournament at Sectionals this weekend in Trotwood, with the girls team winning the meet.

On Saturday morning the girls took the sectional by storm as the girls won all 3 relays, automatically qualifying 7 athletes for district competition along with Amy Fulmer winning both of her individual events in new school record times, Shelby Starkey finishing as runner up in the 500 Free, and Zoe Price advancing in the 50 Free.

The team finished as the Sectional Champions with the following swimmers scoring (bold advanced to District):

200 Medley Relay - 1st - Amy Fulmer, Sarah Starkey, Abby Kite, Shelby Starkey

200 Free Relay - 1st - Zoe Price, Lauran Barthauer, Sarah Starkey, Abby Kite

400 Free Relay - 1st - Shelby Starkey, Zoe Price, Tori Cline, Amy Fulmer

Amy Fulmer 1st 100 Free (50.90), 1st 100 Back (55.74) *Both school records

Sarah Starkey - 3rd 200 Free, 5th 100 Free

Shelby Starkey - 2nd 500 Free, 4th 100 Back

Abby Kite - 4th 50 Free, 3rd 100 Fly

Zoe Price - 7th 50 Free, 6th 100 Free

Samantha Starkey - 8th 200 Free, 8th 100 back

Madeline Dailey - 9th 200 Free, 12th 100 Fly

Avery Moore - 16th 200 Free

Caroline Eader - 11th 200 IM, 15th 500 Free

Lilli LeVan - 12th 200 IM, 13th 500 Free

Whitney Clayton - 15th 200 IM

Chloe Reynolds - 12th 50 Free, 10th 100 Breast

Tori Cline - 6th 100 Fly, 6th 100 Back

Lauran Barthauer - 8th 100 Free, 12th 100 Breast

Maddi Jackson - 11th 500 Free

The boys competed on Friday night. The team did not have any District qualifiers, finishing 6th of the 21 scoring teams at the sectional.

Scoring for the team included:

200 Medley Relay - 6th - Quinton Bible, Ben Brunswick, Jared Salyer, Brandon Gamble

Quinton Bible - 6th 200 Free, 12th 100 Back

Jared Salyer - 10th 50 Free, 7th 100 Free

Brandon Gamble - 9th 100 Fly

200 Free Relay - 12th - Preston Henry, Blake Phillips, Nate Kurtz, Reece Schmidt

Ben Brunswick - 9th 100 Breast

Blake Phillips - 12th 100 Breast

Preston Henry - 15th 100 Breast

400 Free Relay - 6th - Quinton Bible, Ben Brunswick, Brandon Gamble, Jared Salyer

Benjamin Logan swimmersThe Benjamin Logan Raiders competed at the OHSAA SW District Sectional at Trotwood-Madison Friday and Saturday.

Scoring for the boys:

Nolan Pelger 50 Free 8th, 100 Free 11th

Carter Rees 200 Free 11th, 100 Back 15th

200 Medley Relay 13th, 200 Free Relay 9th with Carter Rees, Christian Keen, Nolan Pelger & Jacob McKenrick. Both relays set new school records.

Scoring for the girls:

Macy Arn 50 Free 2nd, 100 Free 3rd - setting new school record

Annika Simovart 200 Free 7th

Aliya Pelger 200 IM 13th, 100 Fly 15th

Gabrielle Schmidt 100 Free 13th, 100 Breast 13th

Breanna Heath 100 Breast 8th

200 Medley Relay: Melina Oliver, Madison Manns, Aliya Pelger, Megan Hughes 9th

200 Free Relay: Annika Simovart, Gabrielle Schmidt, Breanna Heath, Macy Arn 5th, new school record.

400 Free Relay: Annika Simovart, Gabrielle Schmidt, Breanna Heath, Macy Arn 5th, new school record.

Advancing to Districts Friday 2/16 at Miami University are the following:

Macy Arn #4 seed in 50 Free, #5 seed in 100 Free

Nolan Pelger 1st Alternate 50 Free

Girls 400 Free Relay seed #19

Annika Simovart, Gabrielle Schmidt, Breanna Heath, Macy Arn

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