Clintonvile outscores New London in all varsity events
Clintonville’s swimming team prevailed over New London 128-42 at both teams’ last conference dual of the season on Oct. 13.
The Truckers outscored the Bulldogs in all varsity events to claim Clintonville’s biggest margin of victory this year, according to Clintonville coach Lee Wetzel. The Truckers went 1-2-3 in three events.
“The Bulldogs came to fight but ran into a buzz saw with the Truckers,” New London coach John Ruckdashel said.
Clintonville’s Emily Graper won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Taylor Davies won the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Allison Graper won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke events.
Sami Smejkal won the 200 individual medley.
After achieving several second-place finishes the last two years, Clintonville sophomore Jordan Tellock won her first conference event by taking the 500 freestyle.
Ruckdashel said New London’s highlight of the meet was during a JV race.
“Courtney Cantebury in the JV 100 freestyle came from behind and out-touched a Clintonville girl for the win,” Ruckdashel said. “She skipped her last breath to reach the end first.”
New London finished their conference season with a 3-3 record, and Clintonville went 5-1.
“The Bulldogs have gone up against some great competition this year, and hopefully that will serve them well as they approach the stretch run of the season,” Ruckdashel said.
Upcoming events for both New London’s and Clintonville’s swim teams will be the Shawano Sprint Relays on Oct. 22 and the conference tournament at Clintonville on Oct. 29.