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RVHS boys and girls take third at ECOL Swim Meet

| January 16, 2017

COSHOCTON – Swimmers from area schools all felt the pressure of swimming in the ECOL Swim Meet on Friday night, Jan. 13. They all knew it would take their best times to compete for a place on the podium. And for a lot of those athletes, they did not disappoint. Though some swimmers were battling injuries or illness, many athletes posted their best times of the year.

River View freshman Lindsey Ashcraft found herself among the list of swimmers battling injury, currently swimming through a shoulder injury. Despite the ailment, she finished second in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:24.01, which broke her own school record. She also finished fourth in the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:49.94 to pace the Lady Bears to a third-place finish with a team total of 33 points.

Caleb Fischer would pace the boys to a third-place finish (49 points) as well. He also finished second in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:15.35, falling just short of Tolloti of Dover. Fischer finished fifth in the 100-meter fly as well with a time of 1:10.78. Freshman Jake Mitchell would finish second in that event with a time of 1:07.80. Fischer was also one of the athletes suffering from an ailment, as he has been battling bronchitis. Fischer immediately praised his team’s effort.

“I think we swam well as a team tonight, we all swam well and I am more pleased with our team’s effort. Coming together as a team was great for all of us.” Fischer said.

Junior Emily Casey was the leader for the Lady Redskins in the meet, using a time of 1:20.21 in the 100-meter butterfly to pace Coshocton to a fifth-place finish overall (14.5 points). Her time in the butterfly was her fastest of the year and she was very pleased with herself, despite being very nervous before her race.

Corban Maust led the Coshocton boys with a fourth-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 28.28, which is a full second faster than his previous best time.

Dover, however, dominated the meet on both sides with first place finishes in the boys (130 points) and the girls (160.5 points) divisions.

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