Swimming: Denton cooks up baker’s dozen in pool

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DJ Lang, Elise Page and Bri Broussard led a strong effort as Denton captured 13 first-place finishes in a Tuesday night meet against Ryan, Guyer, Saginaw, Wichita Falls and Wichita Falls Rider.

Lang and Page each had four wins and Broussard added three.

Lang won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.63 — 14 seconds better than the nearest competitor. He won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 58.61, just ahead of Ryan’s Aaron Lawrence at 59.12.

Lang joined Cody Knapp, Kevin Ye and Anthony Milbitz to win the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:33.38. The Ryan squad of Richard Szepesi, Blaine Gaston, Austin Pyrch and Lawrence finished second in 1:43.39. The same Denton foursome won the 200 medley relay with a 1:44.55 — nine seconds better than the Ryan squad at 1:53.20.

Page was an easy winner in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.18 — 20 seconds better than second-place Summer Florida of Rider at 2:23.19. Page won the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:06.68. Guyer’s Brooke Scherer was second in 1:11.66.

Page, Broussard, Rachael Crews and Kayla McGill joined forces to win the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:03.39. Ryan’s Mandi Sutherland, Briana Hansen, Sarah Dickerson and Savannah Seals were second at 2:09.91, followed by Guyer’s Scherer, Reagan Fentress, Ashlyn Anderson and Christina Coon in third at 2:13.52.

The Denton foursome also won the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:48.99. Guyer’s Scherer, Jodie Stautner, Anderson and Coon finished second in 1:55.87.

Broussard got her solo win in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:30.84. Scherer finished second at 2:32.98.

Denton’s Milbitz won the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.23. Crews turned in a time of 1:17.85 to win the 100 breaststroke, while Ryan’s Briana Hansen was second at 1:26.47 and Guyer’s Alex Laneri was third at 1:26.72. Knapp won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.79, ahead of Guyer’s Tristen Parish at 1:05.96 and Milbitz at 1:06.60.

The Denton squad of Isaac Bowen, Benjamin Naugle, Michael Adami and Andy Ye won the 400 freestyle relay with a 3:50.62 — 14 seconds better than second-place Rider.

Coon grabbed two first-place finishes for Guyer, winning the 50 freestyle with a 26.69, just ahead of McGill at 27.21 and Crews at 27.31. Coon won the 100 freestyle in 57.30, while Seals finished second in 1:02.31 and Denton’s Rosalee Bayer was third at 1:03.01.

Ryan’s Lawrence won the 100 butterfly with a 56.57 time, ahead of teammate Austin Pyrch at 1:01.69. Sutherland grabbed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:09.11, just ahead of Broussard at 1:09.46. Szepesi was the winner in the 100 freestyle at 52.70.

Guyer swept the two top positions in both the boys and girls 1-meter diving competitions. Blythe Fentess won the girls title with a score of 176.35, while Brandi Ruvang was second at 120.90.Victor Bin was the boys winner with a 93.40, just ahead of Derrik Nash at 91.62.


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