AKRON – NorthWood used the efforts of several swimmers to beat host Tippecanoe Valley in both boys and girls swim duals Monday night. The Panther boys won nine of the 12 events to claim a 90-48 win while the Lady Panthers grabbed 10 of the 12 events in a 107-72 triumph.
Kate Jarvis, Megan Stankovich and Jamie McBride all won two events for the NorthWood girls, Jarvis the 200 free (2:13.36) and butterfly (1:11.25), Stankovich the 100 free (1:05.59) and backstroke (1:14.28), and McBride the individual medley (2:32.60) and breaststroke (1:14.28).
The three also combined with Haley Grove to win the medley relay at 2:09.69 and teamed with Leah Tuttle for a 1:55.75 win in the 200 free relay.
Madison Baker-Ott posted a 6:22.16 to win the 500 free and Betsy Nunemaker a 155.70 win in diving to round out the Lady Panther wins.
Lea Stouder swam a 27.99 to win the 50 free and the 400 free relay team of Blake McBrier, Pam Gonsalez, Sara Jones and Joy Hurd won at 4:44.50 to give Valley its two event wins. Kate Gunter was involved in four runner-up swims, individually in the medley (2:39.91) and butterfly (1:11.30).
Drew Flickinger and Nate Nunemaker each won two events to pace the Panthers’ victory. Nunemaker won the 500 free (5:37.10) and breaststroke (1:13.54) while Flickinger took the butterfly (1:09.65) and individual medley (2:30.43). Both were also involved in the medley relay win (2:12.27) with Spencer Chupp and Logan Berger while Chupp joined Flickinger, Nunemaker and Khalan Hostetler for a 4:12.74 win in the 400 free relay.
Michael Chupp took the 200 (2:46.79) and Teagan Stutsman posted a 175.20 diving win for the Panthers.
Valley’s Chase Brower was involved in all three of his team’s event successes. Brower swam a 1:00.03 in the 100 free, a 25.59 in the 50 free, and teamed with Tyler Ross, Zac Capps and Daniel Alexander for a 1:55.62 top bill in the 200 free relay. Ross posted a 1:02.00 to give Valley a one-two in the event and was second in the 50 at 26.33.
Valley will swim again Thursday at Wabash while NorthWood will open its Northern Lakes Conference schedule with a visit to Warsaw.