CHS, RV swimmers compete in ECOL Meet

| January 18, 2016
ECOL meet: River View sophomore Caleb Fischer competes in the 100 meter breaststroke during the ECOL Swim Meet held on Friday evening, Jan. 15 at the Janet Jones Mulligan Natatorium at Coshocton High School. Swimmers from Coshocton and River View fared well in the event, with the RV girls placing fourth, Coshocton girls fifth, Coshocton boys second and RV boys fourth. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

ECOL meet: River View sophomore Caleb Fischer competes in the 100 meter breaststroke during the ECOL Swim Meet held on Friday evening, Jan. 15 at the Janet Jones Mulligan Natatorium at Coshocton High School. Swimmers from Coshocton and River View fared well in the event, with the RV girls placing fourth, Coshocton girls fifth, Coshocton boys second and RV boys fourth. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

COSHOCTON – Swimmers from seven ECOL high schools competed at the annual conference meet at Coshocton High School on Friday evening, Jan. 15 with Dover taking top team honors in both boys and girls with Coshocton earning second place in boys and River View garnering fourth place. For the girls River View came in fourth with the Redskins’ lady swimmers capturing fifth place. Scoring is through six places in the 22 events with relay events garnering 14 for first, 10 for second, eight for third, six for fourth, four for fifth and two for sixth. Individual events are scored half of those points for the same placings.

RV came in fifth in the girls 200 meter medley relay with a time of 2:40.31. Molly Schlupp, Kristian Meek, Kenzie Hudson and Josie Fornara make up the quad. Coshocton placed sixth in the event at 2:40.37 with Suzi Simpson, Dezi Grizzard, Emily Casey and Carlie Williams competing.

In the girls’ 200 meter individual medley event, Coshocton’s Emily Casey placed fourth at 2:57.44 and River View’s Shawna Shroyer came in sixth at 3:02.37.

For the Black Bears, freshman Josie Fornara came in fifth in the girls’ 50 meter freestyle at 33.09.

Coshocton’s Emily Casey, a sophomore, placed third in the 100 meter butterfly at 1:19.07 and RV’s Kenzie Hudson, a junior, placed sixth at 1:33.74.

The Black Bears foursome of Josie Fornara, Kenzie Hudson, Molly Schlupp and Shawna Shroyer placed fourth in the girls’ 200 meter freestyle relay at 2:16.10. In the same event Coshocton sent junior Reanna Ackley, freshman Hannah Nelson, freshman Carlie Williams and sophomore Emily Casey, who finished fifth at 2:23.84.

RV’s Shawna Shroyer, a junior, placed fourth in the 100 meter backstroke at 1:22.74.

Rounding out the 22 event meet is the tough 400 meter freestyle relay with the Lady Black Bear foursome of Josie Fornara, Madison Woolard, KJ Smailes and Shawna Shroyer placing fourth at 5:04.84 with the Redskins quad of Hannah Nelson, Kiersten Kohl, Taylor Holderbaum and Reanna Ackley placing sixth at 5:59.52.

For the male swimmers, the Redskins senior foursome of Bryce Philabaum, Lukas Zitsch, Cody McVay and Talon Babcock placed second to Dover in the 200 meter medley relay at 2:01.95. River View’s quad of senior Bryar Cox, sophomore Caleb Fischer, senior Josh Bigrigg and freshman RJ Hammond came in fourth at 2:13.33.

In the boys 200 meter individual medley Coshocton’s Cody McVay placed fourth with a time of 2:36.58 and the Black Bears Bryar Cox came in sixth at 2:55.81.

Local swimmers gave a strong performance in the boys 50 meter freestyle event with Bryce Philabaum coming in first for the Redskins at 25.22, RV’s Nate Cooper, a junior, placed third at 26.25, Talon Babcock placed fourth for the Redskins at 27.04 and Josh Bigrigg added a point for the Bears in sixth at 28.56.

Cody McVay continued a solid showing finishing third in the 100 meter butterfly at 1:12.95 while Caleb Fischer, a sophomore, placed sixth for the Bears at 1:18.91.

Coshocton’s Talon Babcock placed third in the boys’ 100 meter freestyle at 1:01.56 and senior Jonathan Helmick came in fifth at 1:03.74.

Lukas Zitsch swam a 5:34.51 to finish sixth in the boys 400 meter freestyle event earning the ‘Skins a point.

Coshocton’s foursome of Corban Maust, Cody McVay, Talon Babcock and Bryce Philabaum placed second in the boys’ 200 meter freestyle relay with a mark of 1:50.35 and River View’s quad of Nate Cooper, RJ Hammond, Josh Bigrigg and Jonathan Helmick placed third at 1:53.06.

Coshocton’s Bryce Philabaum showed why he earned ECOL Swimmer of the Year honors placing first in the boys’ 100 meter backstroke at 1:00.27 and Nate Cooper swam a strong 1:07.19 placing third in the event for the Bears.

Sophomore Caleb Fischer swimming for the Bears placed third in the boys’ 100 meter breaststroke with a mark of 1:20.84, earning four points for his team.

Both local relay teams placed in the competitive boys’ 400 meter freestyle relay with River View coming in fourth at 4:18.90 and Coshocton placing sixth with a time of 5:06.23. For RV, it was Jonathan Helmick, Bryar Cox, Josh Bigrigg and Nate Cooper. For the Redskins’ Blane Alverson, Daniel Jackson, Lukas Zitsch and Corban Maust competed.

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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