Tallmadge swimmers fall to Suburban League rival Nordonia

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Staff report

The host Tallmadge boys and girls swimming teams lost to Suburban League rival Nordonia Dec. 18 at University Park YMCA in Akron.

The boys (4-2, 1-2) dropped a 111-57 decision and the girls (2-3-1, 0-3) lost a 127-42 decision.

The following Tallmadge swimmers placed in the top three in their individual events and the following Tallmadge relays won:

Boys

• 200-yard medley relay: Raymond Riter, Jacob DiFiore, Andrew Wilk and Jared Graham, first, 1 minute, 57 seconds

• 200 individual medley: Wilk, third, 2:28.56

• 50 freestyle: Graham, second, 25.56

• 100 butterfly: Wilk, third, 1:10.52

• 100 freestyle: Riter, second, 57.52

• 500 freestyle: DiFiore, third, 6:24.6

• 100 backstroke: Cameron Coen, third, 1:11.24

• 100 breaststroke: Dominic Di Salvo, second, 1:14.02; and DiFiore, third, 1:17.65

Girls

• 200 freestyle: Sage Luedke, third, 2:21.35

• 200 IM: Alyssa Yamokoski, third, 2:56.28

• 500 freestyle: Katie Ridenour, third, 7:15.31

• 100 backstroke: Sam Rhine, second, 1:18.43

• 100 breaststroke: Luedke, first, 1:19.95

Tallmadge also competed at the Chardon Hilltopper Invitational Dec. 14.

Rhine led the way with a second-place time of 1:01.78 in the 100 butterfly. Coen (1:04.04) and Wilk (1:06.69) placed fifth and ninth, respectively. Rhine also took sixth (1:06.03) in the 100 backstroke.

Riter added a fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.69). Riter and Rhine joined Jared Graham and Joey Sincel on the fourth-place 200 freestyle relay team (1:43.5).

Coen, Wilk, Graham and Sincel made up the 400 freestyle relay team that finished fourth (3:54.96).

The 200 medley relay boys team of Riter, DiFiore, Rhine and Wilk placed sixth (1:56.29).

Luedke led the Lady Blue Devils with a eighth-place clocking of 1:19.68 in the 100 breaststroke.

Tallmadge was scheduled to visit Salem Dec. 20. Results were not available at press time.

Tallmadge's next meet is set for Jan. 4 for a Suburban League date with Wadsworth on the road. Swimming is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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