The 2018 portion of its season was rather fantastic for the Aurora girls swimming and diving team.

However, both the girls and boys teams are off to a bit of a rough start in 2019.

Fortunately for both teams, there is plenty of time to regroup.

The girls suffered their first Suburban League American Conference defeat after falling to Highland 106-80 Thursday at Hiram College. The girls dropped to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference.

The boys lost 99-86 to fall to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

While both teams were competitive, the Hornets had the upper hand in terms of depth. Highland was particularly strong in the the relays as it reached victory lane in all six events.

Olivia Pisano won two events for the Greenmen.

She touched the wall first in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 12.09 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly and the 100 backstroke (1:12.24).

Kylie Palian took first in the diving competition with 216.3 points.

The Aurora boys swept the 100 breaststroke.

Leading the way was Collin Sapochetti, who triumphed in 1:22.49. Drew Albrecht was the boys team’s other winner with 244.8 points in the diving competition.

The following Greenmen placed in the top three in their respective events.


• 200 freestyle: Molly Russell, second, 2:33.32

• 200 individual medley: Maeve Russell, second, 2:48.07

• 50 freestyle: Elizabeth Barto, second, 31.33

• Diving: Victoria Blechschmid, second, 185.17

• 100 freestyle: Maeve Russell, second, 1:08.91; Barto, third, 1:09.92

• 400 freestyle: Molly Russell, third, 5:12.43

• 100 breaststroke: Sydney Manderbach, second, 1:32.05; and Ava Lovell, third, 1:32.4


• 200 freestyle: John Bender, second, 2:27.07

• 200 IM: Jacob Good, third, 2:39.52

• 50 freestyle: Connor Zamary, first, 27.49

• 100 butterfly: Alex Bailey, second, 1:12.11; and Zamary, third, 1:12.28

• 100 freestyle: Jon Hybil, second, 1:04.25; and Nathan Meyer, third, 1:04.45

• 400 freestyle: Bender, third, 5:23.42

• 100 backstroke: Good, third, 1:12.58

• 100 breaststroke: Hybil, second, 1:23.59; and Vinny Harper, third, 1:30.62