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SWIMMING: Trojans claim another DRL title (PHOTO)

Trenton's Cody Pratt. Photo by Dave Chapman

A year after splitting the Downriver League championship with Roosevelt, Trenton claimed sole possession of this year’s league title with a dominating showing at the Downriver League Meet in Wyandotte on Friday.

The Trojans finished with a meet-high 826 points and finished more than 300 points ahead of second place Roosevelt (524).

Allen Park took third with 372 points and was followed by Carlson/Anderson Co-op (358), Woodhaven (354), Taylor (127) and Lincoln Park (111).

Trenton’s depth was the story once again as the Trojans won handedly despite only three first-place finishes.

David O’Donnell defended his title in the 200 IM with a first-place time of 2:05.27.

The Trojans also won a pair of relays with wins in the medley (Adam Friedman, Adam Mulka, Thomas Wolsek, Cody Pratt – 1:42.41) and the 200 freestyle (Johnny Diehl, Michael VanPaepeghem, Pratt, O’Donnell).

O’Donnell finished second in the backstroke, Wolsek and Pratt went 2-3 in the 50-free and Wolsek finished third in the 100-free.

The Trojans took second through sixth in the in the 500-free led by Ben Sieloff’s runner-up finish and the 400 freestyle relay team of Wolsek, VanPaepeghem, Friedman and O’Donnell finished second.

Roosevelt turned in five first-place finishes and was led by Collin Olson, who successfully defended his championships in the 50-free (22.45) and 100-free (48.96) as a repeat double-winner.

Jesse Knowles repeated as champion in the breaststroke (1:03.43), Jamie Williams, Garrid Blair and Michael Pugh went 1-2-3 in diving and the Bears also took first in the 400 freestyle relay (Knowles, Sean Pearce, Tom Martin, Collin Olson).

Allen Park had a pair of first-place finishers. Sean Flanigan took first in the 500-free (5:07.01) for the second-straight season. Teammate Will Marosi won the backstroke (58.01).

Woodhaven’s David Erickson was a double-winner in the 200-free (1:51.81) and the butterfly (55.86).



Last Updated: 2/22/2013 11:25:54 PM EST

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