Wawasee Swims Way To Invite Title

The Wawasee girls swim team won its second consecutive Wawasee Girls Swimming Invitational Saturday, besting the ten-team field with 372 points. (Photo provided by Heidi Rozow)

SYRACUSE — Wawasee’s girls swim team posted six victories and a handful of top-threes to cruise to a Wawasee Girls Swimming Invitational title Saturday afternoon at the Wawasee Middle School Natatorium.

Wawasee rang up 372 team points to repeat as champions. Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger were in second with 295 points and East Noble were third at 233 points. Tippecanoe Valley placed eighth at 43 points.

The Lady Warriors had a pair of individuals post two wins each in Breanna Robinson and Kayla Hershberger and the two both had involvement in championship relay swims.

Robinson won the 200 free at 1:54.76 and had teammate Kendra Miller place second at 2:12.60 and Robinson also stormed to a win in the 100 free at 52.97. Hershberger swam a very impressive individual medley at 2:21.27 to edge Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger’s Marissa McDonald by .62, then led a Wawasee blitz in the 500 free with a win at 5:49.73 with teammates Hannah Winters in third at 6:14.15 and Jen Slabaugh fourth at 6:23.63.

Hershberger and Robinson were relaymates with Miller and Rachel Rozow in the winning 200 free relay (1:47.65) and closed the day with Miller and Betsy Rozow to take the 400 free relay 3:57.95.

Rachel Rozow gave Wawasee a second-place swim in the breaststroke at 1:14.66 and Betsy Rozow was second in the backstroke at 1:07.37. The Rozow sisters, Winters and Mikala Mawhorter were third in the medley relay at 2:04.95.

Wawasee will take to the pool again this Tuesday when NorthWood pays a visit to the middle school in both boys and girls Northern Lakes Conference swim assignments.

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