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Boys Swimming Wins ECC Title; Girls Place 6th

Posted on: January 28, 2019

Senior Chase Fisher won two individual titles, swam anchor in two winning relays and set four Eastern Cincinnati Conference records, leading Milford to the 2019 ECC Boys Swimming Championship. For his efforts, Fisher earned the conference’s Swimmer of the Year Award, while first-year Milford head coach Corey Dauw was tabbed ECC Coach of the Year. The Eagles’ girls team took sixth place in the team standings.


Fisher blazed his way to victory in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events, setting new league championship records in both events. He joined Tyler Babinec, Evan Fentress and Sam Leatherwood in winning the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays, setting ECC marks in both as well.


Babinec also won the 100 breaststroke and came within .01 seconds of capturing the 100 butterfly. Lauren Clark (200 and 500 freestyle) and Lauren Bell (100 breaststroke) led the girls team with seventh place finishes in each event. Diver Sophie Cooper placed fifth earlier in the week at the ECC Diving Championships for the girls.


The conference crown for the boys was the first for Milford since joining the ECC and the first overall since winning the FAVC title in 2009.


A look at the boys team’s top finishers:

  • Diving: Will Bradley 10th 116.70
  • 200 medley relay: Sam Leatherwood, Tyler Babinec, Evan Fentress, Chase Fisher 1st 1:36.79 (ECC record)
  • 200 medley relay: Mitchell Hansbauer, David Niehaus, Dylan Vearil, Owen Ferrara 4th 1:46.76
  • 200 freestyle: Sam Leatherwood 3rd 1:48.01
  • 200 IM: David Niehaus 4th 2:05.08
  • 50 freestyle: Chase Fisher 1st 21.43 (ECC record)
  • 50 freestyle: Porter Bausch 5th 23.49
  • 100 butterfly: Tyler Babinec 2nd 52.74
  • 100 butterfly: Evan Fentress 4th 56.62
  • 100 freestyle: Chase Fisher 1st 47.60 (ECC record)
  • 200 freestyle relay: Tyler Babinec, Sam Leatherwood, Evan Fentress, Chase Fisher 1st 1:27.40 (ECC record)
  • 200 freestyle relay: Tim Greenwell, Nathan Klick, Porter Bausch, Seth Bennett 5th 1:37.50
  • 100 backstroke: Sam Leatherwood 2nd 54.14
  • 100 backstroke: Mitchell Hansbauer 5th 1:00.43
  • 100 breaststroke: Tyler Babinec 1st 58.97
  • 100 breaststroke: David Niehaus 2nd 1:02.11
  • 400 freestyle relay: Mitchell Hansbauer, David Niehaus, Owen Ferrara, Porter Bausch 5th 3:32.24


A look at the girls team’s top finishers:

  • Diving: Sophie Cooper 5th 217.45
  • 200 freestyle: Lauren Clark 7th 2:07.41
  • 100 freestyle: Lauren Bell 10th 1:01.23
  • 500 freestyle: Lauren Clark 7th 5:42.76
  • 200 freestyle relay: Megan Krieger, Ellen Victory, Lauren Bell, Lauren Clark 6th 1:51.97
  • 100 breaststroke: Lauren Bell 7th 1:16.42
  • 400 freestyle relay: Megan Krieger, Abbey Sauers, Lauren Bell, Lauren Clark 7th 4:06.62
  • 400 freestyle relay: Lauren Menker, Acacia Spencer, Gretchen Feldkamp, Halle Fontaine 10th 4:28.47