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Prep Swimming: Findlay falls to St. Francis, St. Ursula

TOLEDO — It was a tough night team-wise but the Findlay High School swimming and diving teams still managed to find some individual success in a dual meet with powerful Three Rivers Athletic Conference foes Toledo St. Francis and Toledo St. Ursula.
The Trojans won four events in the girls meet as they dropped a 178-119 decision to the Arrows, one of the top girls programs in the Northwest District.
Kaila Butterworth was a double winner for the Trojans as she captured the 50- (26.43) and 100-yard (58.77) freestyle races.
Bethany Glick won the diving competition with a score of 260.5 and Hannah Clinger scored a victory in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:11.26.
Findlay’s boys team didn’t have enough depth to mount a challenge to the Knights, who scored a 213-96 win over the Trojans.
“The boys swam one of the top five teams in the state of Ohio. St. Francis not only has fantastic top-end talent in some of the best swimmers in the state, but they have four, five underclassmen in each event that are just outside making the cut,” said Findlay High School swim coach Tim Lauth.
“This makes them a tough team to swim against and beat. They have tremendous depth on their roster.”
Findlay’s Justin Hopkins managed to pick up a pair of wins as he swam to victory in the 200 (1:48.71) and 500 (4:56.51) free.
It will be a big week for the Trojans, who will host Marion Harding in a Senior Night meet at the University of Findlay’s Sink Natatorium on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., then compete in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference meet in Fremont Friday and Saturday.

BOYS EVENT WINNERS
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Toledo St. Francis (Williams, Gordon, Barone, Brodie) 1:40.32. 200 FREE — 1, Hopkins (Fin) 1:48.71. 200 IM — 1, Warren 2:10.17. 50 FREE — 1, Brodie (TSF) 21.94. DIVING — 1, Minor (TSF) 250.55. 100 FLY — 1, DiSalle (TSF) 54.55. 100 FREE — 1, Gordon (TSF) 51.18. 500 FREE — 1, Hopkins (Fin) 4:56.51. 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Toledo St. Francis (DiSalle, Sobczak, Barone, Brodie) 1:29.84. 100 BACK — 1, Birkemeier (TSF) 56.78. 100 BREAST — 1, Barone (TSF) 1:03.1. 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Toledo St. Francis (DiSalle, Brodie, Gordon, Sobczak) 3:23.27.
GIRLS EVENT WINNERS
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Toledo St. Ursula (Kinor, Stengle, Murphy, Fields) 1:56.82. 200 FREE — 1, Fields (TSU) 1:56.34. 200 IM — Mikayla Murphy (TSU) 2:16.21. 50 FREE — 1, Butterworth (Fin) 26.43. DIVING — 1, Glick (Fin) 260.5. 100 FLY — 1, Fields (TSU) 1:01.41. 100 FREE — 1, Butterworth (Fin) 58.77. 500 FREE — 1, Kinor (TSU) 5:35.54. 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Toledo St. Ursula (DiSalle, Kinor, Brodie, McNeeley) 1:53.1. 100 BACK — 1, Murphy (TSU) 1:01.67. 100 BREAST — 1, Clinger (Fin) 1:11.26. 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Toledo St. Ursula (Grzeszczak, Murphy, Kinor, Fields) 3:49.98.

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