Eagle swim tops Tippecanoe Valley

AKRON — The Columbia City swim team defeated Tippecanoe Valley decisively Thursday night in Akron.The boys team won 129-49 and the Lady Eagles were victorious 121-46.Both teams took first place in all 22 swimming events.Devin Moore won the 100-yard butterfly in a close race.“We called it a David and Goliath meeting because the other guy was so much taller than him,” Columbia City Head Coach Kristen Swonger said.Moore’s Viking competitor got off to a quick start, taking the lead for the first 50 yards.But Moore out-swam Tippecanoe Valley in the final strech for the win.“He did a great job coming back to win,” Swonger said.That was the last of Moore’s four races he competed in on the night.Moore’s 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams took first place and he finished second in the 100 backstroke behind teammate Cole Smith.Smith was less than two seconds from the school record in the backstroke with a time of 1:00.56.Smith also won the 50-yard freestyle race, and was part of the winning 200-yard medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.John Davis won the diving competition with a score of 133.10, a large advantage over his two opponents (90.70, 70.75).Fellow diver Audrey Gruettert placed second, losing by 20 points to Tippecanoe Valley.Gruettert also swam with the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team with Anna Lawrence, Alissa Smith and Cassie Bosselman.Bosselman won the 100 freestyle and the 200 medley relay.Cassie’s sister, Jenna Bosselman, won the distances races, the 200 and 500 freestyle.