FREMONT – Turkey with all the trimmings makes Thanksgiving a special day. But it can also make the day after a challenge – particularly if you’re a swimmer.
The Fremont Ross swimmers had to wade back into the pool on Friday for the Northwest Ohio Aquatics Conference Relays. While a few swimmers may have had to swim carrying a little extra weight from turkey and mashed potatoes, the Little and Lady Giants were no worse for wear. The girls won their event, placing first out of nine teams, edging out Wauseon by four points. The boys also placed second, behind only Napoleon.
“We had to scramble a little with some key swimmers not being able to swim or dive, but the younger swimmers stepped up and did a great job competing,” coach Phil Moran said. “I think some of our swimmers were hurting from a Thanksgiving food hangover.”
Moran added the conference voted to hold next year’s relays the week after Thanksgiving, making the holiday a little less taxing for the athletes.
Ross returns to the pool Tuesday when it travels to Sandusky Perkins.
Team Results: Fremont Ross finished 1st, out of nine teams, with 80 points, four points ahead of second-place Wauseon.
400 Medley Relay: Hayley Wilson, Maddie Gallagher, Mara Brown, Lauren Zimmerman, 2nd, 4:22.48
800 Freestyle Relay: Alyssa Batey, McKela Elder, Chloe Weiker, Allison Taylor, 3rd, 9:34.23
300 Medley Relay: Alex Prenzlin, Mara Brown, Lauren Zimmerman, 1st, 3:17.89
200 Freestyle Relay: McKela Elder, Maddie Gallagher, Hannah Widman, Lauren Zimmerman, 2nd, 1:52.56
300 Butterfly Relay: Hannah Widman, Hayley Wilson, Mara Brown, Alexis Prenzlin, 2nd, 3:10.95
300 Backstroke Relay: Kalli Moreno, Kelsey Weickert, Alyssa Batey, Bryanna Schermerhorn, 6th, 3:50.04
300 Breaststroke Relay: Hayley Wilson, Hannah Widman, Maddie Gallagher, Alexis Prenzlin, 1st, 3:31.78
400 Freestyle Relay: McKela Elder, Chloe Weicker, Allison Taylor, Alyssa Batey, 4th, 4:21.01
200 Freestyle Relay: Bryanna Schermerhorn, Kelsey Weickert, Chloe Weicker, Talita Becker, 4th, 2:08.21
Team Results: Fremont Ross placed second, out of nine teams, with 74 points. Ross finished 20 points behind first-place Napoleon and 20 points ahead of third-place St. John’s.
400 Medley Relay: Dylan Weisenauer, Case Stevenson, Logan Weisenauer, James Elder, 3rd, 4:01.51
800 Freestyle Relay: Cole Dymond, Andy Burroughs, James Elder, Aiden Zimmerman, 5th, 8:30.52
300 Medley Relay: Case Stevenson, Logan Weisenauer, Connor Colston, 1st, 3:04.82
200 Freestyle Relay: James Elder, Garrett Ebert, Ryan Dabrunz, Zach Edmonds, 5th, 1:43.52
300 Butterfly Relay: Case Stevenson, Garrett Ebert, Logan Weisenauer, Dylan Weisenauer, 4th, 2:54.86
300 Backstroke Relay: Roman Contreras, Jake Thompson, Cole Dymond, Andy Burroughs, 5th, 3:23.98
300 Breaststroke Relay: Zach Decker, Zach Edmonds, Garrett Ebert, Trent Harkness, 4th, 3:47.70
400 Freestyle Relay: Connor Colston, Cole Dymond, Aiden Zimmerman, Dylan Weisenauer, 2nd, 3:38.77
200 Freestyle Relay: Trent Harkness, Joshua Ross, Zach Decker, Aiden Zimmerman, 1st, 1:49.80