No. 12 Albion, Barker boys share swim title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 December 2018 at 6:47 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Matt Kovaleski in action in the 100 Breaststroke.

Ending long droughts, Albion and Barker emerged as Niagara-Orleans League boys swim co-champions with identical 9-1 records.

The title was the first for Albion since the 2005-06 season.

It was Barker’s first title in 30 years as the Raiders only other championship came during the 1987-88 season when they shared the crown with Akron.

Barker went on to have a big six win effort at the All-League meet as Andrew Jenks doubled in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly and Collin Webb in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Free. Jenks, Webb, Dominic Clementi  and Adam Wagner also teamed up to win both the 200 Medley and 200 Free relays.

Albion’s Matt Kovaleski won the 100 Breastroke at the All-League meet and also teamed up with Harrison Brown, Carlitos Sanchez and Sam Sanchez to win the 400 Free Relay.