FAIRBORN — It was a successful senior night for the Butler boys’ and girls’ swim team as the Aviators beat Hamilton Badin High School Saturday, Feb. 6 at Wright State University.
The meet started off with wins in the first two events for Butler. The girls’ 200 medley relay of Elaine Dean, Dominique Rohde, Molly Hetzer and Lauren Masonbrink won in 2:11.94. The boys followed with a win of their own. The boys’ 200 medley relay team of Trevor Burke, Tommy Cope, Daveed Abrams and Ian Barrett won in 1:58.80. The relay teams continued to win on the evening, claiming victories in the girls’ 200 freestyle relay (Sydney Baker, Abbey Burton, Rachel Shively and Grace Cope 1:52.29), boys’ 200 freestyle relay (Tommy Cope, Brendan Shanahan, Barrett, Colin Wolfe 1:34.50), girls’ 400 freestyle relay (Elain Dean, Hetzer, Rohde, Baker 4:10.37) and boys’ 400 freestyle relay (Shanahan, Conley, Abrams, Wolfe 3:43.16).
The Aviators won 12 individual events. Elaine Dean won two events, the 100 freestyle in :59 and the 100 backstroke in 1:08:13. Shanahan also placed first in two events, the 500 free in 5:32.35 and the 200 backstroke in 1:07.71. Wolfe also topped the podium two times with wins in the 200 IM in a time of 2:14.02 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.07. Other individual winners for the girls include Rohde the 200 IM, Burton the 50 freestyle and Hetzer the 100 butterfly. For the boys, Barrett won the 200 freestyle, Abrams 100 butterfly and Tommy Cope 100 freestyle.
Other individual placers for the Aviators: Hetzer 2nd 200 freestyle, Ana Valdespino 4th 200 freestyle and 4th 100 backstroke, Abrams 3rd 200 freestyle, Burke 6th 200 freestyle and 3rd 100 butterfly, Baker 2nd 200 IM and 2nd 100 freestyle, Victoria Gunckel 4th 200 IM and 2nd 100 butterfly, Cameron Harsch 5th 200 IM and 4th 100 backstroke, Marcus Leonardi 6th 200 IM, Grace Cope 2nd 50 freestyle and 3rd 100 breaststroke, Masonbrink 3rd 50 freestyle, Bobby Zebney 5th 50 freestyle and 3rd 100 freestyle, Tommy Cope 6th 50 freestyle, Conley 2nd 100 butterfly, Burton 3rd 100 freestyle, Barrett 2nd 100 freestyle, 2nd 500 freestyle, Erin Dean 3rd 500 freestyle, Isabel Valdespino 5th 500 freestyle, Grant Harsch 5th 500 freestyle, Blaine Payton 6th 500 freestyle and 6th 100 backstroke, Jillian McDowell 6th 100 backstroke, Rohde 2nd 100 breaststroke, Kloe Sharp 6th 100 breaststroke, Dalton James 3rd 100 breaststroke and Sam Fischer 100 breaststroke.
Next, the boys compete in Sectionals Friday, Feb. 12 followed by the girls Saturday, Feb. 13.