CINCINNATI — The Butler boys’ swim team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the Princeton Invitational due in part to top finishes by the 200 medley relay team, Tommy Cope and Collin Wolfe.
The 200 medley relay team of Brendan Shanahan, Cope, Daveed Abrams and Ian Barrett won the event with a time of 1:47.55. The other Butler team of Trevor Burke, Cameron Harsch, Marcus Leonardi and Sam Fischer finished 14th with a time of 2:06.49.
Cope won the 50 yard freestyle in 22.00. He also placed second in the 500 yard freestyle race in a time of 4:40.88.
Wolfe was the winner of the 100 yard breaststroke in a time of 1:07.26. Wolfe also placed fourth in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 51:87.
In the 200 yard freestyle relay, Wolfe, Ryan Conley, Bobby Zebney and Ian Barrett placed fifth in 1:40.00. Finishing 15th in the event was Burke, Fischer, Leonardi and Jacob Staley in 1:54.51.
Two teams scored points for Butler in the 400 yard freestyle also. The team of Wolfe, Chanahan, Abrams and Cope placed third with a time of 3:30.21. The team of Staley, Harsch, Conley and Zebney placed 12th in 4:09.69.
Other top individual finishes were: 200 yard freestyle 4th Abrams 2:05.80, 200 yard IM 4th Barrett 2:19.62, 11th Zebney 2:34.34, 15th Leonardi 2:41.79, 100 yard butterfly 6th Abrams 1:01.85, 14th Shanahan 1:05.72, 100 yard freestyle 8th Barrett 54.91, 500 yard freestyle 15th Harsch 6:03.85, 100 yard backstroke 6th Shanahan 1:02.45, 100 yard breaststroke 15th James Dalton 1:20.07.
The boys will next compete at the Southwest Classic Jan. 16-17 at Trotwood-Madison High School.
Lady Aviators fifth at Milford
MILFORD — The Butler girls’ swim team finished fifth out of 15 teams at the Milford Invitational Saturday, Jan. 9.
The girls had their top relay finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay with the team of Sydney Baker, Abbey Burton, Grace Cope and Molly Hetzer finishing third in 1:49.13. The team of Lauren Masonbrink, Victoria Gunckel, Kloe Sharp and Dominique Rohe finished 13th in the event with a time of 2:11.12
The girls also scored points in the 200 yard medley relay and in the 400 yard freestyle relay. In the 200 yard medley, the team of Elaine Dean, Rohde, Hetzer and Reilly Harrington placed seventh in 2:07.86. Rachel Shively, Baker, Gunckel and Erin Dean placed seventh in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:18.56.
In the 400 yard freestyle relay, Harrington, Cope, Burton and Elaine Dean finished fifth in 4:08.75. Sharp, Masonbrink, Erin Dean and Shively placed seventh in the 400 free relay in a time of 4:46.73.
Top individual finishers for the girls were: 200 IM 9th Hetzer 2:40.45, 11th Rohde 2:43.92, 50 freestyle 3rd Burton 26.58, 7th Baker 27.30, 11th Harrington 28.36, 100 butterfly 5th Hetzer 1:10.82, 8th Cope 1:12.67, 15th Burton 1:18.70, 100 freestyle 4th Elaine Dean 58.84, 12th Harrington 1:03.03, 500 freestyle 11th Shively 6:45.15, 12th Sharp 7:07.66, 100 backstroke 4th Elaine Dean 1:07.49, 100 breaststroke 2nd Baker 1:16.94, 11th Cope 1:23.24, 12th Rohde 1:24.75
The girls will compete in the Southwest Classic Jan. 16-17 at Trotwood-Madison High School.
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