SWIMMING: Suburban, Central split
The York Suburban girls' swimming team made a statement on Thursday afternoon at Central York.
"I think it kind of shows how amazing York Suburban swimming is," Trojans' senior Madie Devaney said following her team's 100-80 triumph in the York-Adams League crossover meet. "Having Coach (Dick) Guyer and Coach (Craig) Brennan there, they feed off each other. What they were telling us is that it's going to be close, and the motivation factor was there for us."
Central jumped out to a 10-0 lead when Suburban didn't have any divers in the opening event. The early deficit didn't bother the Trojans, who won nine of 12 events, including a sweep of the three relays.
"I actually thought we were going to be down, 13-0 (after diving), but I guess they (Central) had two divers (instead of three)," Brennan said. "I knew it was going to be a close meet, and we had to chip away in every race."
Devaney and Carson Gross led the Trojans by winning two individual events each and swimming on two relay teams. Devaney sprinted to victory in the 50 and 100 freestyles. Gross captured the 200 and 500 freestyles.
"We might not have a huge team, but every single person puts her heart and soul into it. That's Suburban," Devaney said.
Brennan said Jenna Hufnagle epitomized the team's overall performance with her victory by 26 hundredths of a second in the 200 individual medley.
"When you see Jenna in a close race, how she finished and not having enough power to get out of the pool ... We actually had to pull her from another race," he said.
Brennan was pleased to see his team finish strong in its final dual meet of 2015.
"If one thing happens, it could be by chance. Our Northern meet could have been by chance," he said. "Our second meet against Gettysburg was a success. That could be a coincidence. But a third successful meet, that's a trend. That's what we were aiming at today. Let's make this a trend."
Central's Sarah Spinney won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Boys' meet: Alec Peckmann delivered first-place finishes in the butterfly and backstroke to highlight Central's 113-70 victory in the boys' meet.
Peckmann, also a member of two winning relay teams, put up a school-record time of 54.02 seconds in the backstroke.
The sophomore sensation owns school records in five of the eight individual swimming events (200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke).
"Breaking records is nice, but I have more team-oriented goals than individual goals," Peckmann said. "I thought our team did really good today. I saw good times from everyone. A lot of improvement from last week, but there's still room for improvement."
The Panthers' Garrett Sommer established a school mark with a score of 210.75 in the diving.
Central and Dallastown clashed for the York-Adams Division I boys' title last year. (Dallastown won). The two could meet for the crown again this year.
Dallastown 142, West York 34: At Dallastown, the Wildcats captured first in all 12 events to secure the victory. Individually for Dallastown, Spencer Hill won the 200 IM and 100 back, Logan Brockway won the 200 free and 500 free and Jacob Stoner won the 100 fly and 50 free.
Dover 116, New Oxford 69: At Dover, Tobias Kwasnjuk won the 100 free and 50 free, while teammate Casey Marshall won the 100 fly and 100 breast, to lead the Eagles to the victory. For the Colonials, Kyle DuPree won the 200 free and 500 free.
Red Lion 130, Northeastern 32: At Red Lion, the Lions captured first place in all 11 events to secure the victory. Individually for Red Lion, David White won the 200 IM and 100 free, Dylan North won the 100 fly and 500 free and Alex Sun won the 100 back and 200 free.
Susquehannock 94, South Western 82: At Hanover, the Warriors used a team effort in capturing the road victory by taking multiple second and third places. For the Mustangs, Alex Yokem won the 200 free and 100 fly, while Ben Shoul won the 100 free and 50 free.
Gettysburg 95, Spring Grove 80: At Spring Grove, the Warriors got strong efforts from Chandler Desotelle, Logan Hyde and Nico DeAngelo II. Desotelle earned first in the 200 free and was the lead leg in the 400 free relay, Hyde took first in the 200 IM and 100 breast and DeAngelo II captured first in the 100 free and 100 back and was the anchor leg in the 400 free relay. Spring Grove got wins by Jay Kuhn in the 50 free and by Grae Elliot in the 100 butterfly.
Dallastown 96, West York 87: At Dallastown, Jenna Woods led the Wildcats individually by capturing first in the 200 IM and 100 breast. For the Bulldogs, Maddi Stoner won the 100 free and 50 free,
Dover 128, New Oxford 58: At Dover, the Eagles captured first in 10 of the 12 events to secure the victory. Individually for Dover, Lindsay Brenneman won the 200 free and 500 free, while teammate Grace Beierschmitt won the 200 IM and 100 fly,
Red Lion 100, Northeastern 70: At Red Lion, individually for the Lions, Jessica Sun won the 200 free and 500 free, while Maddy Grim won the 100 free and 50 free.
Spring Grove 110, Gettysburg 63: At Spring Grove, the Rockets swept the relays and also won nine of the 12 events. Kaylyn Godman, Abigayle Keating and Mackenzie Miller shined for Spring Grove. Godman was part of the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teams and also won in the 100 free. Keating won the 200 IM and 500 free and then was part of the 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams. And Miller was atop the podium in the 200 free, 100 butterfly, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.
Susquehannock 93, South Western 86: At Hanover, the Warriors led just 81-80 going into the final event (400 free relay), when they captured first and second place to secure the victory. Individually for Susquehannock, Katlyn Baer won the 100 fly and 100 back. For the Mustangs, Mya Wherley won the 200 IM and 100 breast.
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