Tallmadge swimmers fall to Cloverleaf

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Staff report

The Tallmadge boys and girls swimming teams fell to 0-6 in the Suburban League after losing to Cloverleaf Jan. 22 in Lodi.

The boys fell to 4-6 on the season after losing an 86-80 decision. The girls dropped to 0-10 after losing an 88-54 decision.

The boys 200-yard medley relay team of Michael Kenny, Dominic Di Salvo, Joey Sincel and Raymond Riter placed first with a time of 2 minutes, 1.06 seconds. Also placing first for the boys was Di Salvo in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.21).

The Lady Blue Devils had three individual firsts and one winning relay team.

The girls 200 medley relay of Sage Luedke, Brittany DiFiore, Sam Rhine and Tori Ruggles crossed the finish line in 2:15.7.

Also winning were Rhine in the 100 butterfly (1:17.66) and 100 backstroke (1:14.64), Luedke in the 500 freestyle (6:27.29) and DiFiore in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.2).

"Tough times don't last, but tough people do," Tallmadge first-year head coach Ryan Miller said. "The determination of this team has carried them through a season full of injuries. They push it to the limit. Win or lose, I couldn't be more proud of my kids.

"Six team records have been set this season already -- four individual, two relays. All done in the middle of rigorous workouts, along with countless personal records. In the swim world, it's all about what we call a taper. That test will come at sectionals."

Both teams were scheduled to compete at the Suburban League Meet Jan. 25 at Wooster High School. Results were not available at press time.

They are set to participate at a Division II sectional meet Feb. 8 and 9 at the University of Akron's Ocasek Natatorium.

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