Completing its perfect season, the Union Swim Team Squids captured the Gateway Swimming and Diving Conference Janet Evans Division title last Saturday, July 13, in Pacific.
Union scored 2,002 points to capture the four-team division title. The Squids also went undefeated in the dual meet schedule this season.
Lake of the Woods was second at 1,632.5 while Pacific took third with 1,354.5 points and Indian Hills ended fourth at 1,268.
Union scored 1,155.5 points on the girls side to lead all teams by a considerable margin.
Lake of the Woods was second at 828.5. Pacific had 737 points with girls and Indian Hills ended with 586 points in the girls events.
Lake of the Woods led the boys side with 895.5 points. Union was next at 846.5 while Indian Hills scored 682 and Pacific had 526 boys points.
Union’s individual winners were:
• Alexis Garlock (girls 11-12 individual medley, freestyle and butterfly);
• Porter Allmeroth (boys 11-2 individual medley, freestyle and butterfly);
• Aidan Garlock (boys 7-8 freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly);
• Emily Bell (girls 9-10 freestyle);
• Autumn Garlock (girls 13-14 freestyle);
• Maddy Tchiblakian (girls 9-10 breaststroke);
• Abby Tchiblakian (girls 11-12 breaststroke and backstroke);
• Colton Lewis (boys 11-12 breaststroke);
• Andrew Tchiblakian (boys 13-14 breaststroke);
• Aubrey Gerdel (girls 6-under backstroke); and
• Jack Allmeroth (boys 7-8 backstroke).
Squids swimming second were:
• Maddy Tchiblakian (girls 9-10 individual medley);
• Halle Fischer (girls 11-12 individual medley);
• Autumn Garlock (girls 13-14 individual medley and butterfly);
• Lily Tchiblakian (girls 7-8 freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly);
• Jack Allmeroth (boys 7-8 freestyle);
• Rilyn Tesar (girls 11-12 freestyle);
• Clay Cummings (boys 13-14 freestyle);
• Jillian Johnston (girls 15-18 freestyle, backstroke and butterfly);
• Connor Smith (boys 7-8 breaststroke);
• Jacob Nowak (boys 11-12 breaststroke);
• Morgan Livesay (girls 15-18 breaststroke);
• Addison Vodnansky (girls 6-under backstroke);
• Victoria Webb (girls 7-8 backstroke);
• Gabe Rio (boys 7-8 backstroke); and
• Colton Lewis (boys 11-12 backstroke).
Union’s third-place finishers were:
• Caleb Gerdel (boys 9-10 individual medley);
• Morgan Livesay (girls 15-18 individual medley);
• Tyler Bell (boys 15-18 individual medley);
• Matthew Tchiblakian (boys 6-under freestyle);
• Rachel Bolte (girls 7-8 freestyle and breaststroke);
• Kara Deisner (girls 9-10 freestyle);
• Colton Lewis (boys 11-12 freestyle);
• Isabella Rio (girls 9-10 breaststroke);
• Rilyn Tesar (girls 11-12 breaststroke);
• Natalie Bestman (girls 13-14 breaststroke);
• Ricky Heflin (boys 15-18 breaststroke);
• Maddy Tchiblakian (girls 9-10 backstroke);
• Sydney Gerdel (girls 11-12 backstroke);
• Grant Smith (boys 13-14 backstroke);
• Gabby Fischer (girls 15-18 backstroke);
• Halle Fischer (girls 11-12 butterfly); and
• Clay Cummings (boys 13-14 butterfly).
Taking fourth were Emily Bell (twice), Carter Smith, Clay Cummings, Aubrey Gerdel, William Weber, Halle Fischer, Kate Hood (twice), Grant Smith, Morgan Livesay, Tyler Bell, Matthew Tchiblakian, Aidan Taylor, Sierra Fenner (twice), Andrew Tchiblakian and Gabe Rio.
Finishing fifth were Gabe Rio, Abby Tchiblakian, Natalie Bestman, Hunter Graffrath, Tre Tesar, Aidan Gildehaus, Isabella Rio, Andrew Bay, Mia Coovert, Kate Hood, Caleb Gerdel, Grant Smith and Tyler Bell.
Scoring for sixth were Brianna Brown, Jennifer Eagan (twice), Emma Weber, Caleb Gerdel, Mikayla Weber, Jacob Nowak, Natalie Bestman, Drew Allmeroth, Ricky Heflin, Austin Moreland, Kara Deisner, Rilyn Tesar and Gabby Fischer.
Seventh-place swimmers were Gabby Fischer, Ricky Heflin, Addison Vodnansky, Connor Smith, Sydney Gerdel, Jennifer Eagan, Emily Bay (twice), Jaden Flora (twice), Emma Weber, Rachel Bolte, Kara Deisner, Brianna Brown, Carter Smith and Dylan Fitzgerald.
Ending eighth were Mikayla Weber, Jaden Flora, Emily Bay, Kylee Corber, Abbey Furey and Dylan Fitzgerald.
Netting points for ninth were Carrison Tesar, Brianna Brown, Jacob Nowak, Dylan Fitzgerald, Abbey Furey, Trinity Friend, Levin Steel, Mae Furey and Isabella Rio.
Taking 10th were Sadie Mueller, Kylee Corber, Macey Holman, Nick Rogers, Sophie Gerling and Macey Holman.
Adding points for 11th were Katherine Bolte, Emma Vodnansky, Drew Allmeroth, Brooklyn Graffrath, Carrison Tesar, Sarah Ockleston and Hunter Graffrath.
Scoring one point for 12th-place finishes were Carter Smith, Mia Coovert, Macey Holman, Tre Tesar and Mae Furey.
In freestyle relays, Union’s first-place teams were:
• Girls 7-8 team of Lily Tchiblakian, Carrison Tesar, Kylee Corber and Rachel Bolte;
• Boys 7-8 team of Jack Allmeroth, Connor Smith, Gabe Rio and Aidan Garlock;
• Girls 11-12 team of Halle Fischer, Abby Tchiblakian, Rilyn Tesar and Alexis Garlock; and
• Girls 15-18 team of Jillian Johnston, Morgan Livesay, Emily Bay and Gabby Fischer.
Taking second were:
• Girls 9-10 team of Kara Deisner, Isabella Rio, Emily Bell and Maddy Tchiblakian; and
• Girls 13-14 team of Kate Hood, Sierra Fenner, Jennifer Eagan and Autumn Garlock.
In medley relays, Union’s first-place teams were:
• Girls 8-under team of Victoria Webb, Rachel Bolte, Lily Tchiblakian and Carrison Tesar;
• Boys 8-under team of Jack Allmeroth, Connor Smith, Aidan Garlock and Gabe Rio;
• Girls 11-12 team of Sydney Gerdel, Abby Tchiblakian, Alexis Garlock and Halle Fischer; and
• Girls 15-18 team of Gabby Fischer, Morgan Livesay, Jillian Johnston and Emily Bay.
Finishing second were:
• Girls 9-10 team of Brianna Brown, Maddy Tchiblakian, Kara Deisner and Emily Bell;
• Boys 11-12 team of Colton Lewis, Jacob Nowak, Porter Allmeroth and Hunter Graffrath;
• Girls 13-14 team of Sierra Fenner, Kate Hood, Autumn Garlock and Jennifer Eagan; and
• Boys 13-14 team of Drew Allmeroth, Andrew Tchiblakian, Clay Cummings and Grant Smith.