Deubler, Borgerding finish 14th at state swimming events

CANTON — Jared Deubler finished off his record-setting swimming career at St. Marys Memorial with a 14th-place finish in the 100 yard backstroke at the Division II state swimming championships on Friday.

Deubler, who advanced to the B Final after finishing 10th in the preliminaries on Thursday night at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, turned in a 55.06-second time on Friday — about seven-tenths of a second off his time in the prelims.

Deubler, who set the WBL and school records in the event, made four trips to Canton for state in the backstroke. He also competed in a relay as a junior at state.

Minster junior Nikki Borgerding finished 14th in the girls 100 yard breaststroke after her finish in Friday night’s B Final with a 1:08.74 time. Borgerding advanced to Friday with an 11th-place finish in the prelims.

Borgerding competed in three events this week at state and has now made a trip to state in her first three seasons. She’ll go for a fourth trip to state next winter.

Lima Shawnee’s Emily Murphy won the state championship in the girls 50 yard freestyle with a 22.95-second time. Wapakoneta’s Josie Miller finished 14th in the event with a 24.46-second pace.  Shawnee’s Murphy also finished third in the girls 100 yard freestyle (50.76).

The Celina 200 freestyle relay team of Megan Muhlenkamp, Madison Weininger, Cami Dzendzel and Michaela Wenning finished 10th (1:40.14).

Celina’s Tyus Temple finished 12th in the boys 100 yard butterfly with a 52.47-second time.

Wapakoneta’s Charlie Sutton took 13th in the boys 50 yard freestyle with a 22.08-second time.

Van Wert’s Eric Easley finished eighth in the boys 100 backstroke with a 53.49-second time. Easley was 16th in the boys 200 individual medley.