Delaware’s favorite swim teams continued their strong seasons Wednesday as the DARTS Juniors and Seniors stayed perfect with wins over the host Worthington Wave.
The Juniors, now 3-0 in Greater Columbus Swim League (GCSL) competition, won 287-185. The Seniors, also 3-0, picked up a convincing 468-229 win.
Courtney Hanks and Owen Thomas sparked the Juniors, each winning a pair of individual events. Hanks won the girls 6U 25-yard backstroke and 25 freestyle in respective times of 26.90 and 24.99 seconds while Thomas won the 10U boys 50 backstroke and 500 free in times of 38.43 and 31.51 seconds, respectively.
The Juniors (6U, 8U and 10U) also got standout showings from Dalton Roen, who picked up first-place points in the boys 6U 25 backstroke with an effort of 29.91 seconds; Caitlynn Rousher, who took top honors in the 10U 50 backstroke thanks to her time of 36.63 seconds; Lincoln West, who won the 8U boys 25 butterfly in 21.27 seconds; Owen Wion, who secured top honors in the 8U boys 25 breaststroke in 27.86 seconds; Kara Glesenkamp, who won the 10U girls 50 breaststroke in 39.55 seconds; Luci Gavula, who won the 8U girls 25 freestyle in 18.16 seconds; and Mia Saksa, who won the 10U girls 50 freestyle in 32.16 seconds.
Other top point producers included the 8U girls 100 medley relay team, which won in 1:36.88; the 8U boys 100 medley relay team, which picked up a win in 1:31.69; the 10U girls 100 medley relay team, which won in 1:08.40; the 10U boys 100 medley relay team, which won in 1:17.77; the 8U girls 100 freestyle relay quartet, which won in 1:23.43; the 8U boys 100 relay team, which won in 1:18.70; and the 10U girls and boys relay teams, which took top honors in respective times of 1:01.85 and 1:06.73.
Zach Ward led the seniors with wins in three different individual events. He secured first-place points in the 14U boys 50 freestyle (25.28 seconds), 50 backstroke (28.67 seconds) and 50 butterfly (27.13 seconds).
The seniors (12U, 14U and 19U) also got wins from Regan Kauderer in the 12U girls 100 IM (1:12.01) and 50 freestyle (28.35 seconds), Olivia Oyster in the 14U girls 100 IM (1:08.17), Lauren Ertz in the 19U girls 100 IM (1:08.63), Craig Klumpp in the 19U boys 100 IM (59.49 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.24), Ana Maria Williams in the 12U girls 50 backstroke (33.50 seconds) and 50 butterfly (32.23 seconds), Elizabeth Abahazi in the 14U girls 50 backstroke (30.99 seconds), Kristen Puthoff in the 19U girls 100 backstroke (1:03.89) and 100 freestyle (56.43 seconds), Caleb Bucher in the 19U boys 100 backstroke (1:04.08), Rena Ouyang in the 14U girls 50 butterfly (27.85 seconds) and 50 freestyle (26.51 seconds), Brooke Glesenkamp in the 19U girls 100 butterfly (1:01.85) and 100 breaststroke (1:11.42), Andrew Parker in the 19U boys 100 butterfly (59.26 seconds) and 100 free (53.74 seconds), Cassie Klumpp in the 12U girls 50 breaststroke (36.17 seconds), Lilly Jacknewitz in the 14U girls 50 breaststroke (34.45 seconds) and Joey Hanks in the 14U boys 50 breaststroke (37.66 seconds).
Relay wins belonged to the 12U girls 200 medley squad (2:07.14), the 14U girls 200 medley team (1:58.63), the 14U boys 200 medley squad (2:05.19), the 19U girls 200 medley foursome (2:02.99), the 19U boys 200 medley team (1:52.15), the 12U girls 200 free team (1:55.13), the 14U girls 200 freestyle team (1:46.81), the 14U boys 200 freestyle relay team (1:50.79) and the 19U girls and boys 200 free relay teams (1:50.86 and 1:38.67, respectively).
The senior squad picked up a handful of wins in the diving events, too — Emma Haines in the 11-12 girls event (95.20 points), Kelsie Keeder in the 13-14 girls competition (125.60), Mark Sulek in the 13-14 boys event (126.95) and Sam Sulek in the 15 and over boys showcase (154.95).
The DARTS have a bye next week before wrapping up their regular season July 12 with a home dual against Highlands.
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