The Hudson boys swimming team set two meet records on Saturday at the 29th annual Solon Comets Relays.
SOLON, Ohio -- Four meet records -- two of which were set by the Hudson boys -- highlighted the 29th annual Solon Comets Relays contested Saturday afternoon at Solon High School.
The Explorers' foursome of senior Jimmy Dagley, freshman Ross Palazzo, senior Adam Motter and freshman Brendon Mulcahey were clocked at 1:37.80 in the 200-yard medley relay. They shattered the meet record of 1:40.28 set in 1999 by Shaker Heights.
Dagley, Motter and Mulcahey, along with senior Cooper Goeke, edged out of one of the oldest records on the books in the 200 freestyle relay. Hudson was timed at 1:29.46, besting the previous mark of 1:29.71 set in 1987 by Solon.
The Explorers broke a third meet record in the 400 free relay (Copper Goeke, Ross Palazzo, Ryan Hutcheson and Jimmy Dagley), but were topped by first-place Upper Arlington. Hudson was timed at 3:17.00; however, UPA posted a meet record time of 3:16.75. The old mark of 3:17.52 was set in 1987 by Solon.
The Hudson girls placed second in the 400 free relay. The team of junior Connie Gan, junior Emily Arther, junior Laura Murphy and sophomore Paige Kelly was timed at 3:40.22.
The Walsh Jesuit team of junior Kassandra Pawuk, junior Danielle Margheret, junior Lauren Tullis and freshman Alyssa Heller placed second and was clocked at 1:55.33 in the 200 medley relay.
Solon's boys won the 200 butterfly relay in 1:41.03. Grant Pinchot, Ryan Carson, Christopher Guo and Alex Polishchuk won the event.
Upper Arlington's boys set a meet record in the 850 free relay with a time of 7:43.59 compared to the old mark of 7:53.81 established by St. Ignatius in 1997.
Hudson swept the diving with Taryn McLaughlin-Rachel Speakman and Brendan Dagley-Alex Obendorf outscoring the competition. Dagley and Obendorf topped the tandem for Cleveland St. Ignatius by nine points.
The boys team scoring: Upper Arlington 126, Hudson 124, Solon 98, St. Ignatius 96, Hawken 82, Walsh Jesuit 72, Valley Forge 30, Western Reserve 24.
The girls team scoring: Hawken 140, Upper Arlington 112, Hudson 106, Solon 72, Walsh Jesuit 64, Magnificat 64, Western Reserve 56, Valley Forge 18.