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The Columbus East girls and boys swim teams downed visiting New Albany in dominating fashion on Saturday.

The Olympian girls squad swam away to a 120-46 victory, while the boys’ victory was almost as big at 119-56.

East’s Raegan Bradley cruised to victory in her freestyle events, winning the 200-yard free by five seconds over New Albany’s Ramey Satterly. East’s Olivia Gilmore placed third in the event.

Bradley came back to touch first in the 500 free, once again pulling away from Satterly by more than six seconds. Gilmore again was third.

Besides her individual wins, Bradley swam a leg of East’s winning 400 free relay team. Bradley paired with Abby Frazier, Maggie Frazier and Cortney VanLiew for the win. New Albany took second by East’s B squad of Gilmore, Kendra Arnholt, Rebecca Smith and Gayatri Mazgaonkar was third.

The Olympians took all the girls freestyle events, as Abby Frazier won the 100 free followed by teammates Mazgaonkar in second and Smith in third. In the 50 free, East’s Brooke Statler outfinished teammate Maggie Frazier, who was second, and Gracie Webb, who was third.

In other individual events, Arnholt captured the 100 backstroke, with Webb finishing second. Mazgaonkar triumphed in the 100 breaststroke.

On the boys side, East again dominated the freestyle events. Seth Frownfelter out-finished New Albany’s Adam McGaren to earn victory in the 50 free. In the 100 and 200 free events, East’s Isaac Walling crushed the field both times to record a double victory. East’s only loss in a freestyle event on the day came in the 500 free, where New Albany’s Drake Miller took the win, ahead of East’s Jake Smith and Grant Huffman.

East did, however, win both the 200 and 400 free relay events. Smith, Charlie Rix, Sam Lewis and Walling combined on the 200 free relay victory while Frownfelter, Huffman, Sam Lewis and Rix took the win.

In other individual events, Cordell Glass won the diving event for East, outscoring teammate Austn Smith.

J.B. Baxter won the 100 breaststroke for the Olympians, finishing in front of teammate Oscar Richter and Alan Ma.

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