Central’s Haley Vaughn swims the breaststroke during her win in the 200-yard individual medley against visiting Spring Grove Thursday.
Central's Haley Vaughn swims the breaststroke during her win in the 200-yard individual medley against visiting Spring Grove Thursday. (BILL KALINA -- bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

Theresa Burgess and Haley Vaughn made the final dual-meet swims in their home pool special on Thursday.

The Central York teammates each won two individual events on Senior Day as the Panthers remained unbeaten in York-Adams Division I with a 119-64 victory over Spring Grove.

The Central boys also maintained their perfect league mark by defeating Spring Grove, 139-46.

Burgess won the 200 and 500 freestyles, and Vaughn captured the 200 individual medley and 100 free.

Vaughn also swam the anchor leg on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays, and Burgess anchored the victorious 400 free relay team.

"All the hard work we've put in, it's exciting to see how it paid off," Vaughn said. "It's sad this is the last time we'll swim for the team in this pool. It's like crazy how fast times flies."

Central’s Kasie Bahn swims  to a win in the 50-yard freestyle against visiting Spring Grove Thursday.
Central's Kasie Bahn swims to a win in the 50-yard freestyle against visiting Spring Grove Thursday. (BILL KALINA --- bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

Vaughn joined the high school team last year after swimming for a club team.

"High school is way more fun," she said. "There's more of a team aspect to it."

The Panthers have dual meets remaining against Red Lion and Dallastown.

"We have a really solid girls' team," Burgess said. "We're all very close with each other, and we've all shown a willingness to work harder."

Burgess, like Vaughn, will miss the competition and camaraderie of being part of the Central program.

"It's sad knowing it's my last home meet with my team. I love this pool, and it's been a blessing to be here," she said.

Vaughn and Burgess will attend college in the same state. Vaughn will attend West Virginia University, where she plans to major in elementary education. Burgess will enroll at West Virginia Wesleyan, where she'll study history and pre-law with the intent of going to law school.

Central head coach Jim Gingerich said that both Vaughn and Burgess matured very much, not only in the pool but outside of the pool.

Central’s Aaron Tate swims the breaststroke during his win in the 200-yard individual medley against visiting Spring Grove Thursday.
Central's Aaron Tate swims the breaststroke during his win in the 200-yard individual medley against visiting Spring Grove Thursday. (BILL KALINA -- bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

"The girls' team had a little bit of an incentive today," Gingerich said. "We knew last year that we had an opportunity to go into the Dallastown meet (the last one of the regular season) unbeaten, but we went to Spring Grove, and we didn't swim very well. (Spring Grove won the meet.) Going into Dallastown with one loss was not quite the same thing as going in undefeated."

The Central girls are aiming to carry an unbeaten record to Dallastown this year.

Boys: So are the Central guys, who put on a dominating performance against Spring Grove on Thursday by winning all 12 events.

"We had a lot of good swims," Gingerich said.

Jesse Tate and Eric Peckmann led the way for the Panthers by each recording two first-place finishes. Tate put up the fastest times in the 200 IM and 500 free, and Peckmann touched home first in the 50 free and 100 backstroke. Both swimmers were on the 200 medley relay team. Peckmann anchored the 200 free relay team and Tate swam the second leg on the 400 free relay team. Peckmann is a junior, and Tate is a sophomore.

The Central boys and girls both will carry 2-0-0 league marks and 5-0-0 overall records into next Thursday's meet at Red Lion.

OTHER BOYS' SWIMMING

Dallastown 148, South Western 38: At Dallastown, the 200 free relay and 400 free relay each set pool records. The 200 free relay, which consisted of Trevor Hine, Corey Stauffer, Spencer Hill and Noah Brockway, finished in 1:28.43. The 400 free relay, which consisted of Hine, Stauffer, Mason Tate and Brockway, finished in 3:14.35. Dallastown also won the 200 medley relay behind Brockway, Tate, Hill and Stauffer. Hine also won the 50 free and 100 free, while D.J. Boyer took the 200 free and 500 free. In addition to excelling in the relays, Stauffer won the 100 fly, while Hill won the 200 IM. Dallastown won every event but one — diving. Dallastown improved to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division I.

West York 89, Dover 87: At Dover, the Bulldogs led 85-77 entering the final event, the 400 free relay. The visitors secured second to help capture the close York-Adams Division II victory. As a team, the Bulldogs were able to capture 18 team points among the three relays. For the Eagles, Casey Marshall won the 200 free and 100 back. West York improved to 3-0-0 in the division and 4-2-0 overall.

Northeastern 92, New Oxford 81: At Manchester, Ben Linne captured first in the 200 free and 500 free, while teammate Devin Soop won the 50 free and 100 free to help the Bobcats secure the York-Adams Division II victory. The Bobcats were able to secure 22 points between the three relays.

York Suburban 96, Susquehannock 74: At Shrewsbury YMCA, Alex Fridman, Alex Bukoski and Will Massey captured two individual events apiece for Suburban. Fridman won the 100 free and 200 free, Bukoski took the 50 free and 100 breast and Massey captured the 100 fly and 100 back. Massey and Fridman were part of two winning relays and Bukoski swam on one victorious relay. Suburban improved its York-Adams Division II record to 3-0-0 and overall mark to 5-3-0.

OTHER GIRLS' SWIMMING

Dallastown 140, South Western 45: At Dallastown, Kacey Oberlander set a pool record in the 500 free, finishing in 5:10.44. Oberlander also won the 200 free and swam on two winning relays. Anna Hess (200 IM, 100 back) and Alyssa Bixler (50 free, 100 free) also won two individual events for the Wildcats. Bixler also swam on two winning relays. Julia Casolo won the 100 fly and swam on all three winning relays. Dallastown improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division I.

Dover 112, West York 71: At Dover, the Eagles captured first in all three relays and also scored a total of 30 team points among the three relays to secure the York-Adams Division II victory. For the Bulldogs, Courtney Harnish broke a school and pool record in the 100 fly with a time of :55.33 and broke a pool and school record in the 100 back with a time of :56.30. Teammate Taylor Hoover won the 200 IM and 500 free. Dover improved to 3-0-0 in the division and 6-1-0 overall.

Northeastern 122, New Oxford 57: At Manchester, the Bobcats captured first in 11 of the 12 events to secure the York-Adams Division II victory. Individually for the Bobcats, Niki Price broke a pool record in the 100 fly with a time of :57.19. Price also took first in the 100 back. Teammate Savannah Damon took first in the 200 IM and 500 free.

York Suburban 117, Susquehannock 53: At Shrewsbury YMCA, Suburban won eight of the 11 events, including all three relays. The Trojans' Havannah Suarez recorded a sprint-distance double by winning the 50 free and 500 free. Susquehannock's Courtney Rodgers captured the 200 IM and 100 breast.

— Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdispatch.com.