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FREMONT — Swimmers who qualified at sectionals for the Van Wert YMCA Marlins, competed at the Northwest Ohio YMCA Swim League Championships at Fremont, Ohio on March 15 & 16.
The Marlins as a team finished fourth in Division III.
In 9-10 girls, Jamie Burenga took second in the 50 back while Emma Pollock finished third in 50 fly. In 11-12 girls Katie McVaigh took third in the 50 back. Sam Easley finished first in 13-14 boys 50 free and second in the 100 fly. Eric Easley took first in 15 & over boys 200 IM.
In order to compete at the YMCA Great Lake Zones (7 state regional), each swimmer must finish under a pre-determined time by age group and event. Four Van Wert swimmers qualified to compete. In 9-10 Girls Jamie Burenga advanced in the 50 back and 100 free while Emma Pollock qualified in the 100 IM. Sam Easley (13-14 boys) qualified in four events while brother Eric Easley (15 & over boys) qualified in two. Zones will take place this weekend, March 21-23, at the Ohio State University McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.


Van Wert @ Northwest Ohio YMCA Championships (all distances Yards): 8 & under girls: Sofia Houg – 8th 25 back; 10th 25 free; 14th 25 fly; 16th 50 free. 8 & under boys: Luke Miller – 12th 50 free; 13th 25 free. Sam Houg – 12th 25 free; 16th 25 fly. 9-10 girls: Jamie Burenga – 2nd 50 back; 5th 100 IM and 50 breast; 6th 100 free; 8th 50 free. Emma Pollock – 3rd 50 fly; 4th 200 free and 100 IM; 5th 50 free; 8th 50 breast. 9-10 boys: Daniel Miller – 8th 50 free and 100 free; 9th 100 IM and 50 breast. Ian Rex – 12th 200 free 16th 50 back; 18th 100 free. Jayden Welker – 16th 50 fly. 11-12 girls: Katie McVaigh – 3rd 50 back; 5th 100 free and 100 IM; 7th 50 free; 10th 50 fly. Risa Pollock – 7th 500 free; 10th 50 breast; 11th 100 IM; 17th 200 free. 13-14 girls: Erin Miller – 20th 100 breast; 24th 100 back; 34th 100 free. Kathryn Wray – 27th 200 free; 45th 50 free. Skylar Lehman – 20th 100 fly; 42nd 50 free. 13-14 boys: Aaron Stant – 14th 100 fly; 18th 500 free; 22nd 100 back; 25th 200 free; 35th 50 free. Sam Easley – 1st 50 free; 2nd 100 fly. Dylan Neate – 21st 200 free and 100 breast; 27th 100 free; 33rd 50 free. Brendan Browning – 26th 100 breast; 32nd 100 free. 15 & over boys: Eric Easley – 1st 200 IM; 7th 50 free.