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LIMA — The YMCA age 12 and under Marlins took part in the YMCA Northwest Ohio Section 3 meet at the Lima Family YMCA on Saturday.
Essentially, the 20 fastest times in each event out of the three sectionals (Marion, Lima, Oregon) qualify for Northwest Ohio YMCA Championships held on March 24 and 25 in Fremont, Ohio. Age 13 and over swimmers do not have to swim in sectionals to qualify for the championships; they are seeded according to their best personal times from the regular season.
The Marlins qualified 10 swimmers in a combined 35 events. They will be seeded at champs according to their times recorded at sectionals. Taking first place were: Sofia Houg (1), Emma Pollock (3) and Katie McVaigh (1).
Qualifying in all of their individual events were Sofia Houg (4), Emma Pollock (5), Jamie Burenga (5), Katie McVaigh (5), Ian Rex (3) and Daniel Miller (4). The Marlins also qualified one relay ream, the 9-10 boys 200 Free (Ian Rex, Jayden Welker, Sam Houg, Luke Miller).

Sectional results are listed below as well as the qualifiers for the championships.
Van Wert @ Lima YMCA NW Section 3 (all distances yards):
8 & under girls: Sofia Houg – 1st 50 Free; 2nd 25 Free; 3rd 25 Back; 4th 25 Fly. Karis Holloway – 10th 25 Back; 16th 25 Free; 19th 50 Free. Lillie Mull – 17th 50 Free; 20th 25 Back; 25th 25 Free. Olivia Rutkowski – 12th 25 Fly; 15th 25 back; 20th 50 Free; 25th 25 Free. Emma Miller – 13th 25 Fly; 21st 50 Free; 30th 25 Free; 31st 25 Back.
8 & under boys: Luke Miller – 3rd 25 Free; 5th 50 Back and 5th 25 Back. Sam Houg 4th 25 Free and 50 Free; 3rd 25 Fly; 7th 25 Back.
9-10 girls: Emma Pollock – 1st 100 IM, 50 Free and 50 Fly; 4th 50 Breast; 3rd 50 Fly. Jamie Burenga – 2nd 100 IM, 50 Free, 100 Free and 50 Back. 3rd 50 Breast. Tyra McClain – 6th 100 IM; 12th 50 Breast; 13th 50 Free. Elizabeth Rutkowski – 7th 50 Fly; 21st 50 Free; 17th 100 Free; 30th 50 Back. Gracie Mull – 13th 50 Fly; 18th 50 Back; 23rd50 Free. Anna Wasson – 14th 50 Fly; 22nd 100 Free; 23rd 50 Back; 31st 50 Back. Laney Hargett – 16th 50 Breast; 23rd 100 Free; 27th 50 Back; 32nd 50 Free. Sohpie Rutkowski – 20th 50 Breast; 25th 100 Free; 28th 50 Back; 34th 50 Free.
9-10 boys: Jayden Welker – 5th 50 Breast; 6th 50 Fly; 7th 50 Free. Daniel Miller – 2nd 100 IM and 100 Free; 3rd 50 Free; 4th 50 Breast. Ian Rex – 2nd 50 Back; 5th 100 Free, 6th 50 Back. Kaden Woolbright – 8th 50 Fly and 50 Free; 13th 50 Back; 14th 100 Free.
11-12 girls: Risa Pollock – 2nd 500 Free and 100 Breast Trial; 3rd 50 Breast; 4th 200 Free and 100 IM; 7th 50 Free. Katie McVaigh – 1st 100 Free and 100 Back Trial; 2nd 100 IM and 50 Back; 3rd 50 Free and 50 Fly. Delaney Keysor – 12th 50 Fly; 16th 200 Free and 100 Free; 17th 50 Free; 18th 50 Back. Emma Rutkowski – 15th 50 Breast; 18th 100 Free; 19th 200 Free and 50 Free; 21st 50 Back.
Van Wert Marlins age 11-12 championship qualifiers:
8 & under girls: Sofia Houg - 25 Free, 25 Fly, 50 Free, 25 Back.
8 & under boys: Sam Houg - 25 Free, 50 Free. Luke Miller - 25 Free, 50 Free.
9 & 10 girls: Emma Pollock - 200 Free, 100 IM, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back. Jamie Burenga - 100 IM, 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast.
9 & 10 boys: Ian Rex - 200 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back. Daniel Miller - 100 IM, 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back. Jayden Welker - 50 Fly.
11 & 12 girls: Risa Pollock - 200 Free, 100 IM, 500 Free, 50 Breast. Katie McVaigh - 100 IM, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Free, 50 Back.
9 & 10 boys Free Relay – Ian Rex, Jayden Welker, Sam Houg, Luke Miller