Athletes of all ages compete in Ottawa's All-City Swim Meet
The sixth annual All-City Swim Meet took place at the Riordan Pool in Ottawa with much fanfare.
A total of 59 participants came out to partake in the various events. The age range of the swimmers started at age 6 and topped off at 53.
In the 50 freestyle events, Mallori Manna (47.56) came in first on the opening leg from the age 9-10 girls, Lauren Wessels (34.71) won the following heat. For the boys, Tucker Ditchfield (37.66) was the first to finish. Brynne Wendelken (31.90) won for the girls ages 11-12, and Joseph Ovanic (27.78) took the prize for the gentlemen. Of the 13- to 14-year-old girls, Emma Haage (29.90) crossed the line first, and Zach Nelson (27.62) won it for the boys. Julia Groom (28.79) took the win for the 15- to 21-year-old ladies; and Keegan Miller and Jordan Ovanic stunningly tied for the top prize (22.97) for the boys. Lori Wischermann (1:10.68) topped the 36-49 women’s division, while Ken Nelson (1:11.76) took the 50-64 age mens’ sect.
Evan Entrican (33.12) had the fastest time during the 10-and-under 50-yard freestyle relay in 33.12, as Zach Nelson and his partner (25.19) took the crown at the mixed 50 freestyle relay. Quinn Entrican (20.91) grabbed the first part of the 8U 25 freestyle, and Clara Weitl (16.44) took the second heat. For the boys, Owen Sanders (28.31) opened by winning the first heat, and Adam Swanson (16.09) followed by capturing the second.
For the 25 backstroke, Quinn Entrican (53.03) took the first leg for the 8U girls division, followed by Aubrey Duttlinger (24:10) coming in first on heat two. Mason Haskell (1:24.15) took round one for the guys, and Bo Weitl (20.36) won the second heat.
In the 50 backstroke, Manna (1:01.24) championed the 9-10 girls in round one, then Lily Mustered (51:43) came in first for heat two, as Evan Entrican (45:50) won for the gentlemen. Brynne Wendelken (40.29) topped the 11-12 girls range, and Riley Haage (1:07.82) was first for the guys. Ashley Heagy (31.43) took the prize for the 13-14-year-old girls. Julia Gromm (34.49) championed the 15-21 group, and Lori Wischermann (1:31.10) won the 36-49 age division. Ken Nelson (1:30.59) ranked first out of the 50-64 men.
In the 25 butterfly events, Ella Heagy (17.53) topped the 8U girls, as Adam Swanson (20:21) crossed first for the boys opening heat, followed by Cade Kilmartin (23.42) in heat two. In the 50 butterfly events, Addison Duttlinger (41.70) won the 9-10 girls section, and Evan Entrican (40.37) claimed the win for the boys. Peyton Heagy (32.43) took first for the 11- to 12-year-old ladies division, and Joseph Ovanic (30.84) got the top prize for the males. Ashley Heagy (29.04) topped the 13- to 14-year-old girls, and Jacob Ovanic (29.33) crossed first for the boys group. Julia Gromm (31.90) championed the 15-21 girls division, with Jordan Ovanic (25.49) winning the boys. Ken Nelson (28.03) crossed first for the 50- to 64-year-old men.
In the 100 freestyle event, Manna (1:51.35) took the first leg for the 9- to 10-year-old girls, then Abby Kilmartin (1:19.73) topped the second heat. Evan Entican (1:21.34) crossed first of the 9- to 10-year-old boys. Peyton Heagy (1:04.37) championed the 11-12 girls group, while Jacob Ovanic (1:04.33) won the 13-14 boys group and Tyler Ditchfield (57.09) was the best of the boys from ages 15-21.
Other events included the 25 breaststroke (won by Ella Heagy and Adam Swanson), the 50 breaststroke (won by Aubry Sanders, Lauren Wessels, Kaedin Bond, Peyton Heagy, Joseph Ovanic, Ashley Heagy, Lori Wischermann, Zach Nelson and Keegan Miller), the mixed 200 freestyle relay race (won by Addison Duttlinger, Aubrey Duttlinger, Evan Entrican, Abby Kilmartin, Ashley Heagy, Brynne Wendelken, Americus Berg and Peyton Heagy), and a cannonball contest.
The money from the cannonball contest will go toward swimming lessons for second graders in Ottawa.