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June 17, 2019

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Katayama paces Ada swimmers at Wapak Invite

Captures first in 50 and 100

By Cort Reynolds
WAPAKONETA - The Ada swim teams competed at the 13-school Wapakoneta Invitational meet this past Saturday.

Ada junior ace Klava Katayama captured first in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races to score 40 of the 116.5 Lady Bulldog points.

The purple and gold girls finished seventh out of 12 teams, while the Bulldog boys came in ninth out of 13 squads with 88 points.

Shawnee grabbed both the boys (387 points) and combined team titles (757.5). Ottawa-Glandorf captured the girls team crown with 376 points to edge out Shawnee (370.5).

Ada sophomore Paige Cole finished eighth in the 100 butterfly and 12th in the 100 breaststroke to tally 15.5 points.

Bulldog junior Isaac Spar took ninth in the 50 and 100 free events to pace the Ada boys with 18 points.

Ada junior Hunter Wells also came in ninth in the 200 free, and 16th in the 100 backstroke to tally 10.

Scoring Ada girls finishes (top 16):
50 yard freestyle:
1st Klava Katayama JR  24.73

100 freestyle:
1st Katayama, Klava JR 54.88

400 free relay:
7th 4:48.56
1) Temple, Melina JR 2) Poling, Ella JR
3) Cole, Paige SO 4) Katayama, Klava JR