SYRACUSE – The Wawasee girls swim team picked up another win Thursday night when Plymouth came to town. The Warriors took the top two spots in every swimming event on their way to a dominant 140-43 victory.
The winning started out in the diving portion of the evening for Wawasee. Hannah Rhoades posted a lifetime best 194.05 for the Warriors to place first in the event. Rachel Starrett scored a 110.05 to place fourth for Wawasee.
Rhoades and Starrett would later see some action in the 200 free relay for the home team. The dive squad joined Meghan Fretz and Jasmine Morehead to form the relay team that would finish second (2:04.39) to teammates Mikala Mawhorter, Anna Park, Shelby Adams and Paige Miller. That team won the event with a time of 1:47.44.
Adams also took first in both the 200 free (2:04.79) and the 100 breast (1:14.26). Jasmine Morehead place third in the 200 free, behind Adams and Park (2:10.47), with a lifetime best 2:40.61.
The Warriors continued to flex their muscles in the freestyle events all night. Kayle Hershberger won the 50 free (26.33) while Mawhorter (27.32) and Fretz (28.91) claimed second and third, respectively. Hershberger would come back later to win the 100 free by a comfortable margin. The junior finished with a time of 59.10, Fretz claimed second with a 1:06.13.
Bragging rights in the 500 free were claimed Park for Wawasee. The senior swam the event for the final time in her home pool with a 5:44.81. Hannah Winters took second for Wawasee with a 6:15.98. Wawasee’s top relay team swam a 3:58.55 in the 400 free. The Warriors other relay team took second (4:32.20).
The 200 IM provided some drama outside of the top spot. After Miller won the even (2:16.50), Wawasee’s Caitlin Clevenger edged out Plymouth’s Jessica Drury 2:33.86 to claim second place.
Bre Robinson made her first individual appearance in the 100 fly. The senior stud swam a 57.89 to win the event comfortably. In her second appearance of the night, the 100 back, Robinson won with a time of 58.15. Miller took second with a 1:02.27 while Wawasee claimed third behind Lizzy Brugh’s 1:15.16.
Wawasee also comfortably won the night’s opening event, the 200 medley relay, with a time of 2:00.29.
The Warriors are now 7-0 and 5-0 in Northern Lakes Conference competition. The next stop will be in Middlebury January 7, 2015, for a showdown with the Raiders, who are also undefeated in NLC contests.