DuBOIS — The DuBois swim teams were swept by Clearfield on Monday evening at the DuBois Area High School Natatorium.
The Lady Beavers fell to Clearfield, 113-67, while the boys were downed by the Bison, 127-55.
Clearfield broke four pool records on the night –all on the boys side –on their way to winning every event in the boys and girls meets.
Still, DuBois had multiple placewinners on both sides on a night where they faced one of the area’s toughest schools when it comes to swimming.
“They’re swimming well,” said DuBois coach Mike Gressler. “We’re trying to find a way to race. Going up to Bradford, we had a little bit of rust there. Tonight they went after it, they went hard.”
On the girls side, DuBois’ Julie Marchioni earned a second place finish in all four of her events. Marchioni took second in the 200 IM (2:29.85), 100 fly (1:05.69), and also swam a leg in each of the 200 and 400 free relays.
Marchioni swam with Lauren Usaitis, Trulee Stainbrook and Alayna Cornelius in the 200, and Rayna Fenstermacher, Stainbrook and Cornelius in the 400 free.
Usaitis also saw a second place in the 200 medley relay, 50 free and 100 breast. Usaitis swam the relay with Fenstermacher, Elle McMahon and Ashley Usaitis.
Allyson Andrulonis (500 free) and Fenstermacher (100 back) also picked up second places.
The girls also had third place finishes in the 200 and 400 free relays, and individual third place finishes from Fenstermacher (200 free), Cornelius (200 IM, 100 fly), and Stainbrook (100 free).
On the boys side, Logan Wells and Gaven Wolfgang each had two second place finishes for the night. Both swam a leg in the 200 free relay, along with Austin Shaffer-Doan and Mason Smith. Wells also earned second in the 100 fly, while Wolfgang teamed with Tino Deemer, Ian McCoy and Tucker Fenstermacher in the 400 free relay.
“Logan Wells is somebody that’s been doing real well this season,” said Gressler. “He had a 24.9 in the 50 free. It’s his first time doing that. He had a big drop in the 100 fly. Logan is a real fun kid to have on the team. He gives you 100 percent. We like to say he has one speed in practice and that’s fast, and that’s all he does. He goes fast, fast, fast, and then he gets tired and it’s still fast.
“I’ve been trying him in just about every event out there just to see what he can do so we can find a real home for him, and it’s tough because every time I put him in a different race, he swims a good time. The kid is doing so well in everything.”
Ian Meterko (100 back) was the only other second place finisher for the Beavers.
Tucker Fenstermacher also picked up three third place finishes in the 100 breast, 200 IM, and teamed with Ian Meterko, Mason Smith and Tino Deemer in the 200 medley relay.
“Tucker Fenstermacher in the IM –he did a nice job there,” said Gressler. “He went down quite a bit. That was nice to see.”
Wolfgang also picked up a third place finish in each of the 100 and 200 freestyle races, while Logan Wells (50 free) and Kaleb Stevens (500 free) also picked up a third place each.
“Kaleb Stevens in the 500 freestyle –that boy went,” said Gressler. “He dug hard.
“I was talking to them at the far end of the pool. I told them they were going hard, but one element they’re missing is they’re missing some fun. They didn’t have the same amount of energy as I want to see on the pool deck going forward. Now we have to find some balance in there. If you have too much fun, you’re not going to be swimming faster. You’re just going to be goofing around. But at the same time if you’re too serious, that’s too much pressure.
“I want to find a way that’s fun and exciting. If they go in with the right energy, the right stuff on the deck, the stuff in the water will take care of itself.”
DuBois is back in action on Monday on the road at Brookville for a 6 p.m. meet.