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Published: Sunday, 2/20/2005

District swimming: Napoleon girls take D-II crown

BOWLING GREEN - Napoleon used depth and balance to win the Division II girls district swimming and diving championship yesterday at Bowling Green State University's Cooper Pool.

Allison Zuch won the 500-yard freestyle and teamed with Sara Blease, Chelsea Meyer and Kelli Fisher in the 200 freestyle relay as Napoleon totaled 310 points. Sandusky Perkins was second with 254 points, followed by Lexington (205) and Wauseon (184).

The top four finishers in each swimming event and the top six divers advance to this week's state championship meet in Canton. Others could qualify depending on how their times compare with athletes from other districts.

For Napoleon, Zuch and Blease also teamed with Megan Houck and Tiffany Junge to finish third in the 400 freestyle relay.

Blease also finished third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly for Napoleon. Chelsea Meyer was second in the 100 breaststroke, and Dana Meyer finished fourth.

Fisher was third in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 200 individual medley.

Maumee junior Kendall Karchner won the 100 backstroke and finished second in 200-yard freestyle.

Port Clinton senior Katie Frey won the 50 freestyle in 25.12. Teammate Morgan Drusbacky, also a senior, was third in the 100 breaststroke.

Wauseon senior Beth McDaries won the 100 butterfly and finished third in the 100 backstroke. Senior teammate Dinah Miller was second in the 500 freestyle and third in the 200 free.

Perkins was led by junior Jess Wohl, who won the 200 individual medley and finished second in the 100 butterfly.

Ottawa-Glandorf freshman Alicia Hohman finished third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 freestyle.

In the diving, Lake sophomores Brittany TenEyck and Krista Sanders finished first and third. Ottawa Glandorf's Ashley Brinkman was second, Port Clinton's Liz Czerwinski fourth, Napoleon's Amber Dennie fifth and Wauseon's Shannel Gottardo sixth.

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