The math may be fuzzy, but the memories won't be for the Annehurst Piranhas.

The math may be fuzzy, but the memories won't be for the Annehurst Piranhas.

The Piranhas ended a long dry spell on a hot day at the North-East-West Swim League championship meet, scoring 2,165 points to win the title July 20 at the Dublin Community Pool North. Defending champion Dublin Arctic was runner-up (2,118).

"It's been a real, real long time since we've won," said coach Kevin Kissling, whose team is based in Westerville. "I believe it's been 22 years, but I'm not exactly sure since I haven't been here that long. We all went back to our pool and threw a party that lasted until after midnight. I've been receiving calls and congratulations from former members who no longer live in Ohio and haven't been around here in years and decades. It's been amazing."

Rounding out the overall team standings were Dublin Pacific (1,939), Grandview (1,887), Dublin Atlantic (1,704.5), Marysville (1,515.5) and Northland (485).

During the regular season, the teams are divided into the Olentangy Division and the Scioto Division. Annehurst, Dublin Arctic, Dublin Pacific and Grandview compete in the Olentangy.

Chad Rankin, who competed in his 11th and final season with Annehurst, said team members surprised everyone, including themselves.

"I've been with Annehurst for a long time and we've never ever even come close to winning before," Rankin said. "No one gave us a chance again, but about halfway through the meet our coaches told us we were only 14 points behind. We realized we had an opportunity. We had some good swims coming up and we were motivated. It was time to make our move. With the inspiration, we rallied and finally we were able to do something great."

Rankin, who graduated from St. Charles Preparatory School last spring and will attend Butler University in the fall, won the 100-meter individual medley (1 minute, 6.66 seconds) in the boys 15-18 age division, was runner-up in the 50 butterfly (28.09) and was lead leg in the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:48.75).

But it wasn't the number of event wins that vaulted Annehurst to the top, according to Kissling.

"The important thing is that every swimmer we had from age 6 to age 18 scored in at least one individual event," Kissling said. "We limited our mistakes (and) had considerably less (swimmers disqualified). We were in a virtual four-team tie halfway through the meet and from that point on, the kids did an excellent job moving up. We told them if they all could move up one place in their events, we'd get one additional point and take away one potential point from the other teams. That's what won it for us."

Annehurst had three swimmers earn high-point totals in their divisions. Emma Rennie scored 60 points in the 8-and-under girls, Cate Kray totaled 60 points in the 12-and-under girls and Michael Gutman had 57 points in the 12-and-under boys.

"I swim club all year-round for the Ohio State Swim Club," said Kray, who will attend Heritage Middle School in the fall and expects to attend Westerville South High School in the future. "I only had four practices with Annehurst, but I am very happy to help us win. I swam my best time in the 100 IM, but didn't swim my best in the 50 (backstroke) or 50 fly. But I'm still excited and we're all very excited. I've heard it's been over 20 years (since the team won) and I've even heard some people say it's been 40 years. Whatever it is, it's been a long time."

High-point honors for Dublin Arctic were produced by Dean Sherrer (37 points, 6-and-under boys), Kelsey High (60, 14-and-under girls), Katie Kaffenbarger (60, 18-and-under girls) and Tanner Barton (60, 18-and-under boys), with Louis Mayo (58.5, 14-and-under boys) sharing honors with Marysville's Gavin Mickelson.

Barton set a meet record in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.91) and Mayo set a mark in the 50 breast (34.28).

For Dublin Pacific, earning high-point honors were Kali Ulm (40, 6-and-under girls) and Brady Vann (56, 8-and-under boys). Ulm set a record in the 25 back (27.47).

Jordan Arnou-Rhees of Dublin Atlantic had 60 points in the 10-and-under girls with Grandview's Charlie Ferguson scoring 60 to lead the 10-and-under boys competitors. Arnou-Rhees set a record in the 25 fly (16.19).

•OTHER RECORDS - Seven records were broken in the meet.

In addition to Arnou-Rhees, Barton, Mayo and Ulm, Grandview's Martina Moncolova set a record in the 25 back (18.28) in the 10-and-under girls division, Edward Michael of Dublin Atlantic won the 50 back in a record 34.38 in the boys 12-and-under division and Elizabeth Andrews of Dublin Pacific went a record 21.97 in the 25 breast in the girls 8-and-under division.