Celina Swim Team - 2018 - courtesy Celina HS Twitter
Celina Swim Team – 2018 – courtesy Celina HS Twitter

(1-27-18) The Celina Girls team picked up the 2018 Western Buckeye League title winning in convincing style by 124 points over 2nd place O-G.  The team had an impressive day by breaking 5 WBL records and finished 1st in 11 out of 24 events.

wbl swim final scores

Celina’s Kennedy Newell had a big day, winning the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle.  She also was a member of the medley and 400 relay teams.

The Bulldogs have now won two titles in 21 years, having also won last year.

wbl swim meet records

Some of the highlights during the championship run:

  • McKenna Black gets 1st in 100 free with a 57.29 Amanda Slechter is  3rd with a 59.27.
  • Claire Gass picked up the win in the Individual Medley in a time of  2:21.70
  • Kennedy Newell was 1st with a time of 24.92 in the 50 freetyle, McKenna Black comes in with a 3rd place finished with a time of  25.83
  • Kennedy Newell breaks school record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:59.5.
  • 200 relay team wins and breaks the WBL record with a time of 1:42.02 Conn, Guggenbiller, Rolfes and Black.
  • Kenzie Conn picks up a 1st place finish, Guggenbiller 3rd and Gabes 4th in the backstroke.
  • Medley relay teams breaks WBL meet and school record with a 1:50.69. Kenzie Conn, Claire Gass, Amanda Slechter, and Kennedy Newell
  • 400 relay team picks up a 1st in a time of 3:50.05 (Gass, Slechter, Newell, and Rolfes)
  • Girls take 1st, 4th, and 6th in breast stroke. Claire Gass with a 1:07.81 breaks WBL RECORD. Zoe Rolfes 4th and Paige Duncan 6th
  • Danielle Slechter 5:45.10 and Zoe Rolfes 5:50.33 are 2nd and 3rd in the 500
  • Girls 100 butterfly Slechter 2nd and Emma Guggenbiller 4th.
  • Diving  Samantha Carlin was second
  • Celina’s John Robinson wins the WBL boys’ diving title. Teammate Holden Cubberley was fourth

In the boys meet the Bulldogs finished 7th.

Keaton McMurray broke two records on the day to lead Celina.

Highlights from the meet

  • Celina’s John Robinson won the WBL  diving title, Holden Cubberley was fourth
  • 1st in the breast stroke was the Bulldogs’  Keaton McMurray who broke the WBL record with a time of 1:00.30 and 1st in the 200 indivdual medley in a WBL record breaking time of 1:59.17
  •  Will update complete results after the WBL sends them out to media sources.
  • Special thanks to @CHSBulldogNews for information on tweets


WBL Final Results