Makos Beat Norwich Swimmers For First Time

By: Patrick Newell

Boys’ Swimming

Afton/B-G/H/S 81, Norwich 75

AFTON – Afton/B-G/H/S defeated Norwich for the first time in the program’s long history, that despite winning just two of 11 events.

“We thought it would be a close meet,” said Makos coach Kevin Diefenbacher, who is a Norwich High School graduate and former assistant coach at NHS. “Norwich has a good front line, but we have depth. There were a lot of seconds and thirds, and we were right behind their top times.”

The turning point was a Makos one-two-three sweep in the 100-yard breaststroke that turned a two-point Norwich lead into an eight-point lead for the host team entering the final event.

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Rob McLean won the breaststroke for Afton/B-G/H/S, and the Makos also captured the 200 freestyle relay.

Norwich’s Dan Wenzel, Trey Ostrom, Talon Schroeder, and Ryan Cambron picked up individual event victories.

The Makos (3-8) visit Sherburne-Earlville Thursday.

Results

200 medley relay: (N) 2:00.46, Cambron, Wenzel, Reilly, Cruz. 200 free: (N) Dan Wenzel, 2:02.71. 200 IM: (N) Talon Schroeder, 2:22.68. 50 free: (N) Trey Ostrom, 24.90. Diving: not held. 100 fly: (N) Schroeder, 1:09.93. 100 free: (N) Ostrom, 55.76. 500 free: (N) Wenzel, 5:21.66. 200 free relay: (A) Jordan Cona, Shane Schneidau, Justin Miller, Steve Howe, 1:47.60. 100 back: (N) Ryan Cambron, 1:04.27. 100 breaststroke: (A) Rob McLean, 1:18.57. 400 free relay: (N) Wenzel, Cambron, Schroeder, Ostrom, 3:51.61.

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