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WRA aquatic team

beat Benedictine

The host Western Reserve Academy boys swimming and diving team posted a 96-84 victory over Cleveland Benedictine Jan. 22.

The girls' scheduled home meet with Shaker Heights Laurel Jan. 22 has been postponed.

The following Pioneers' swimmers and divers placed in the top three and the following Reserve relay teams won:

• 200-yard freestyle: Kevin Ly, second, 2 minutes, 7.53 seconds; and Sam Kuri, third, 33.92

• 200 individual medley: Jonathan Depew, first, 2:08.72; and Max Forsythe, third, 2:40.38

• 50 freestyle: John Ainikkal, second, 24.44

• Diving: Adam Sneath, first, 166.4 points; and Drew Perdue, second, 106.2

• 100 butterfly: Ainikkal, third, 1:03.51

• 100 freestyle: Eric Lugg, second, 58.23; and Kuri, third, 59.49

• 500 freestyle: Shyam Patnaik, second, 6:29.06; and Alex Balli, third, 6:32.61

• 200 freestyle relay: Ly, Depew, Ainikkal and Zein Alali, first, 1:37.29

• 100 backstroke: Ly, first, 1:04.36; and Forsythe, second, 1:08.37

• 100 breaststroke: Depew, first, 1:06.73; and William He, third, 1:21.02

Both teams were scheduled to visit Gates Mills Gilmour Academy Jan. 29. Results were not available at press time. They are set to entertain Twinsburg Jan. 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Races offered

Four distance runs are coming up in February in the Cleveland area: Feb. 2, Tackle the Tower at the Galleria in downtown Cleveland; Feb. 12, Ragin Cajun Run at the Blind Pig in downtown Cleveland; Feb. 16, Chili Bowl Classic 5K at the Galleria; and Feb. 23, Snowball Run at Bay Village High School. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

Play for Drillers

The Hudson Drillers Baseball Club is offering private tryouts for the 2013 8-and-younger and 12-and-younger baseball teams.

Both teams are expected to play in a local league and compete in five or six tournaments.

Contact Azam Qadri at HudsonDrillers@aol.com or 330-573-1032 to set up a tryout time.

Niam ranked 27th

Hudson graduate Mike Niam, a senior linebacker at Wofford College (S.C.), is ranked 27th out of 35 inside linebackers nationwide for the 2013 NFL Draft by draftinsider.net.

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