New Swanton Athletic Hall of Famers to be inducted Saturday


The induction ceremony for the The Swanton High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be held this Saturday. New inductees are Sandy Brazeau, Susie Hill, Wayne Flathers and the 1988-89 Girls Basketball Team

This year’s ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 at Swanton High School.

Sandy Brazeau

Sandy Brazeau, a 2005 graduate of Swanton High School, earned varsity letters in track and field. While competing for Swanton High School, Brazeau was a four-time varsity letter winner and a three-time league champion. At the NWOAL track invitational she won the discus championship twice and once won the shot put.

Brazeau was a three-time regional qualifier in the discus and a one-time regional qualifier in the shot put. She was also a regional champion in the discus.

Brazeau twice qualified for the State Track and Field meet in the discus finishing ninth her junior year and third her senior year. She also qualified for the state track meet her senior year in the shot put, finishing fifth in the state.

Brazeau currently holds the school record in the both the shot put and the discus. She threw 40 feet, 1.25 inches in the shot and 139 feet, 10 inches in the discus.

After high school Brazeau participated in four years of track at the University of Toledo, earning her varsity letter her freshman year, and being ranked the top freshman thrower in the Mid American Conference. At the University of Toledo, Sandy ranks fourth all time in the indoor shot put with a throw of 41 feet 11 inches. She is also ranked fifth all time in the discus with a throw of 135 feet.

Susie Hill

Susie Hill, a 2005 graduate of Swanton High School, earned varsity letters in both cross country and track and field. While running cross country for Swanton High School, Hill was a three-time league champion and was a two time state qualifier in cross country. She earned second team all state honors in 2002.

Hill also excelled in track and field where she was a three-time league champion in the mile and a four-time league champion in the 2 mile run. In track, Hill twice qualified to compete at regionals. After high school Hill earned a scholarship to continue her running career at Wright State University where she competed in both cross country and track.

Wayne Flathers

Wayne Flathers, a 1987 graduate of Swanton High School, earned varsity letters in football and wrestling. Flathers was an exceptional blend of size and athleticism, while competing for Swanton High School. and an 8 time varsity letter winner.

During his football career at Swanton, he twice earned first team all-NWOAL honors as a defensive lineman. As a wrestler, Flathers excelled. He was a four-time NWOAL placer and a two-time league champion, as well as a three-time sectional placer and a one-time sectional champion. At district wrestling he was a two time placer and a one-time district champion.

Finally, Flathers was a two-time state qualifier and a two-time state placer with a career record of 91 wins and 21 losses.

Basketball team

The 1988-89 Girls Basketball Team finished the season 23-4 capturing the NWOAl championship, as well as sectional, district and regional championships.

For the season the Bulldogs were a perfect 8-0 in NWOAL play and averaged 66 points while holding their opponents to 42 points a game for a margin of victory of 24 points a game. Twice the Lady Bulldogs scored over 90 points in a game

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