SYRACUSE – The weather outside presented itself like the dead of winter, so why not have a championship swim atmosphere inside? Wawasee posted six event champions, including three from Most Valuable Swimmer Brady Robinson, in rolling to the boys championship at the Wawasee Swim Invite on Saturday.
Robinson was untouchable in both the individual medley and breaststroke, going 1:58.39 and 1:01.92, respectively, and helped the 400 free relay to a title at 3:25.24 and the 200 free relay to a runner-up spot at 1:34.71.
Jared Krugman was equal to the task in his swims, winning the 200 free at 1:49.79 and the 500 free at 5:00.33, also a part of both relays. Wawasee also had a banner day in diving, with all three of its entrants taking the top three spots. Dane Jenkins led the way in a tight finish at 196.30, with Brady Claassen at 195.65 and Austin Dunithan at 191.85.
Aaron Troutman added a top-three for Wawasee in the IM in third at 2:19.61 and the medley relay was also third at 1:54.05.
The boys ledger also had a local record broken when Tippecanoe Valley’s Chase Brower posted a 21.90 to win the 50 freestyle. Brower became the first Viking in the program’s history to eclipse the 22-second mark. Brower also placed third in the 100 freestyle at 51.02, that time still three seconds off the school record.
Wawasee crushed the field with a 377, well ahead of Columbia City’s runner-up 217 points. Valley placed sixth at 101.
Ella Park had a win for the Lady Warriors, winning the 500 aat 5:33.20 to stay undefeated on the season in the event. Park would take second in the 200 free at 2:07.63 and help Wawasee to a runner-up spot in the 400 free relay at 4:05.23. Alyssa Koch was second in the IM at 2:26.94 and Rileigh Atwood had a pair of top-threes, taking second in the breaststroke at 1:11.24 and third in the 100 free at 58.71.
East Noble won the girls title at 266.6 to Rochester’s 236. Wawasee was fifth at 193 and Valley was ninth at 14.