Tallmadge swimmers fall to Suburban League rival Nordonia


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:


• 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


• 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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