Oswego Swimmers Fall To Auburn

Submitted by coach Josh Lerch

Oswego traveled to Auburn for the closest meet that they’ve had this season. The Lady Bucs were leading a strong Auburn team through the first five events, thanks to some close races that Oswego managed to win.

Oswego started the meet off with a victory in the 200 yard medley relay (2:00.99) thanks to the team of seniors Katie Metcalf and Emily Fountain, junior Iveliz Lopez and sophomore Michaela Auer. Senior Mo Donovan followed that event with a victory and the 200 yard freestyle (2:09.4), with Metcalf finishing third in an impressive 2:12.78. Next, Michaela Auer dropped three seconds off her best time to win the 200 yard individual medley in 2:28.74. Auer was a double winner, placing first in the 100 yard breaststroke later in the meet (1:13.84). Freshman Kaila McClelland finished third in the 200 yard individual medley in an impressive 2:37.59, helping the Bucs stay on top.

Unfortunately, following the fifth event, Auburn’s depth would prove too much for the Lady Bucs as they fell 76 to 94. This score was the closest score that Oswego has had with Auburn in the last four years, so I’m very optimistic about the direction that this team is taking. Senior Katie Metcalf turned in her best time this season in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:06.40, freshman Kaila McClelland also had a best time this season finishing the 500 yard freestyle in 6:11.99. The meet stayed very competitive right up to the last event when Auburn touched out Oswego’s 400 yard freestyle relay to prevent the Lady Bucs from sweeping the three relay events. Eighth grader Chrissy Abare and Senior Mo Donovan turned in impressive performances on the last relay. Chrissy swam her fastest split, coming in at 1:02.51 and then Mo anchored the relay in 58.21, a best time for her.