By Cort Reynolds

Ada Herald Writer

MT. GILEAD - The Ada boys swim team took third and the Lady Bulldogs were

fifth in the 11-team Mount Gilead Invitational held at the Marion YMCA

Wednesday night.



"Both men's and women's teams did excellent at the Mt. Gilead Invite,"

said Ada coach Ryan Siefring. "The men's team continues to dominate the

pool, winning both the medley and 200 freestyle relays - times of which

are currently close to end-of-the-season times last year.

"The women's team also did an excellent job tonight in the pool, finishing

fifth out of 11 teams and making their presence known amoung a group of

teams that we rarely see during regular season," he added.

Marion Pleasant won both the girls and boys team titles.



Top Ada finishers:

Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay

1st ADA-OH A 1:44.56

1) Wilcox, Mitchell 2) Wilcox, Matthew 3) Robey, Jon 4) Karcher, Karl



Boys 50 Yard Freestyle

1st Robey, Jon ADA-OH 22.60



Boys 100 Yard Butterfly

1st Robey, Jon ADA-OH 56.11



Boys 100 Yard Freestyle

1st Wilcox, Matthew ADA-OH 49.98

23.41 26.57

2nd Karcher, Karl ADA-OH 58.36



Boys 200 Yard Freestyle

1st Wilcox, Mitchell ADA-OH 2:00.50



Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

1st ADA-OH A 1:31.41

1) Wilcox, Matthew 2) Wilcox, Mitchell 3) Karcher, Karl 4) Robey, Jon



Girls 200 free

2nd Stuart, Katie ADA-OH 2:28.19



Boys 200 Yard IM

2nd Wilcox, Matthew ADA-OH 2:16.91



Boys 100 Yard Backstroke

2nd Karcher, Karl ADA-OH 1:10.32



Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke

2 Wilcox, Mitchell ADA-OH 1:05.69



Girls 100 Yard Backstroke

3 Stuart, Kyley ADA-OH 1:14.03



Girls team standings

1. Marion Pleasant 247.5

2. Mount Gilead 230

3. Lima Senior 209.5

4. Caledonia River Valley 134

5. Ada 131

6. Mansfield Christian 125

7. Amanda-Clearcreek 55

8. Crestline 45

9. Ridgedale 32

9. North Union 32

11. Northridge 29



Boys team standings

1. Marion Pleasant 257

2. Lima Senior 219

3. Ada 211

4. Northridge 163

5. Mount Gilead 132

6. Mansfield Christian 90

7. Marion Elgin 58

8. Crestline 56

9. Amanda-Clearcreek 33



Combined boys/girls team scores

1. Marion Pleasant 504.5

2. Lima Senior 428.5

3. Mount Gilead 362

4. ADA 342

5. Mansfield Christian 215

6. Northridge 192

7. Caledonia River Valley 134

8. Crestline 101

9. Amanda-Clearcreek 88

10. Marion Elgin 58

11. North Union 32

11. Ridgedale 32



The Ada swim team will resume competition at the Lima Holiday Invite on

Saturday, December 29.