|NTL BOYS SWIMMING: SAYRE'S McCLELLAND WINS FOUR EVENTS — ATHENS WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT LEAGUE TITLE (22 PHOTOS) (2018-02-13)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Sayre senior Caleb McClelland, who broke a school record, was a quadruple-winner, but Athens won its fifth consecutive NTL Swimming & Diving Championship team title, despite winning just one event here Tuesday afternoon.
The Wildcats used superior depth to tally 162 points, while runner-up Towanda had 139 points, and third-place Sayre had 91 points. Wellsboro was fourth with 36 points, and North Penn-Mansfield was fifth with 18 points.
Caleb McClelland won the 200-yard freestyle in a school-record time of 1:48.16, while Sayre junior Josh McClelland was second in 1:55.23, and Athens senior Andrew Juhola was third in 2:12.08.
Caleb McClelland also won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:01.49.
The McClellands, teamed with juniors Joey Stermer, and Matt Beers teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:52.86. The same foursome also won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:39.41.
Juhola teamed with freshman Mason Henderson, and seniors Bishop Rohnin, and Shawn Shaw for the Wildcats’ lone win in the meet-closing 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:47.88.
Juhola finished second in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 58.1 seconds, and Athens senior Evan Menard was third in 59.02 seconds.
Shaw finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:09.72, and Stermer was fourth in 1:16.45.
Henderson finished second in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:18.08.
Josh McClelland finished second in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:01.47, while Shaw was third in 1:02.12, and Bishop was fourth in 1:05.14.
Athens junior Trent Nevill was third in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.95 seconds, and Menard was fourth in 26.28 seconds.
Athens senior Sean Waltman finished third in the 1-meter diving competition with a six-dive score of 207.35 points, and Stermer was fourth with 183.9 points.
Athens and Sayre will return to action at the District 4 Championships on Feb. 28 and March 1.
IN PHOTO 1: Sayre’s Caleb McClelland. … PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.
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