They settled for the bronze last year.
This winter, the Greenmen have a different colored medal.
Let’s just say it’s as pure as gold.
The Aurora girls swimming and diving team won the seven-team American Conference title at the Suburban League Championships Saturday at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium.
The Greenmen scored 349.5 points. Copley placed second with 295 points and Kent Roosevelt took third with 205 points.
"[Saturday’s] meet has been something we’ve had our eyes on since day one," said first-year Aurora head coach Sarah Gellott, whose team had 26 personal-best performances. "At the beginning of the season, the swimmers said that they wanted numbers on the swim and dive banner, which meant they wanted to win Suburban League champs for the first time.
"What better year than our seniors’ 2020 season. From that moment on, we set out with purpose and determination. The swimmers and divers worked hard to not only win meets, but to prepare their minds and bodies to be ready to meet their hearts. [Last] week, they showcased what that hard work created."
Alayna Brooker led the way with two school records. She won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 16.68 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.44.
The following Greenmen relays placed in the top three and the following Aurora individuals placed in the top five:
• 200-yard medley relay: Molly Russell, Alayna Brooker, Maeve Russell and Elizabeth Barto, first, 1 minute, 57.38 seconds;
• 200 freestyle: Molly Russell, second, 2:10.87; and Kyleigh Roche, third, personal-best 2:11.42;
• 200 IM: Maeve Russell, 2:27.74;
• 50 freestyle: Mackenzie Roy, third, personal-best 26.83; and Barto, fourth, personal-best 26.94;
• 100 freestyle: Jane Puzder, third, 1:00.3; and Annabelle Zamary, fourth, 1:00.87; and Gabby Elsas, fifth, personal-best 1:01.25;
• 500 freestyle: Molly Russell, fourth, 5:45.78;
• 200 freestyle relay: Brooker, Roy, Maeve Russell and Barto, first, 1:44.83;
• 100 backstroke: Elsas, fourth, personal-best 1:08.27; and Roche, fifth, personal-best 1:08.9; and
• 400 freestyle relay: Zamary, Puzder, Annalise Bender and Molly Russell, third, 3:59.97.