SWIMMING: Dallastown dynasty shows no signs of ending

  • The Dallastown boys' and girls' swim teams have now each won nine straight York-Adams D-I titles.
  • The Dallastown boys defeated New Oxford on Thursday, 124-46. The Dallastown girls won, 128-41.

DALLASTOWN — Jacob Stoner took some time to reflect Thursday after completing the final dual-meet lap of his school swimming career.

"It's stuff like this I'll miss, singing to each other," the Dallastown senior said gesturing toward teammates. "Obviously, I'll remember the big swims at states and being up on the podium with all my teammates, but I'll also miss hanging out at the dual meets."

Stoner made the comments after the Wildcats wrapped up their ninth straight York-Adams Division I title with a 124-46 victory over New Oxford.

Dallastown's girls, meanwhile, extended an even more impressive winning streak, winning the Division I crown for the ninth straight year, as well, by defeating New Oxford 128-41. Prior to that, however, the Dallastown girls also won four straight overall York-Adams League titles, before the league was split into divisions. That means the Dallastown girls have won 13 straight crowns.

Stoner won the 50 and 100 freestyles and was part of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relay teams.

The Wildcats' standout captured the gold medal in the 50 freestyle at last year's York-Adams Championships, but he won't compete in that event when this year's championships take place next week at Central York. Instead, he'll swim the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle for his individual events. Stoner set the Dallastown pool record in the 100 fly (51.04 seconds) earlier this season.

"It's a bit of a change of pace, and it should be exciting," said Stoner, who's looking at Ivy League colleges. "I'm going to be in the 200 free relay (along with 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle)."

Logan Brockway (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke) and Mark O'Rourke (200 free, 500 free) also recorded two first-place finishes in individual events for Dallastown. Both were also part of a winning relay team.

Girls' meet: In the girls' meet, Dallastown's Jena Woods, like Stoner, closed her high school dual-meet career by winning two individual events (200 IM, 500 free) and swimming a leg on two winning relay teams (200 medley, 200 free).

"Looking back, I really enjoyed all the accomplishments: going to states, getting my best time, breaking the record my freshman year with the medley relay team, but nothing will compare to all the good times I've had with my friends," Woods said. "We've gotten so close, and I'll never forget hanging out with them."

Woods, who will attend Penn State, is looking forward to her last York-Adams meet.

"I'm really excited for it. I feel really strong in my IM and 100 breaststroke. I think we're going to have a lot of fun, and that's what it's all about," she said.

Araby Marston captured two first-place finishes (50 free, 100 breast) for Dallastown.

Stoner and Woods are among a group of nine Dallastown swimmers who will graduate in the spring.

"It's bittersweet," Dallastown head coach Rich Howley said. "It's good that they're going to the next level, but it's sad because they've been part of this program (Dallastown age group and high school swimming) since they were 8 years old. We live in a fast-paced  world, but we always try to remind them (the swimmers) to enjoy the journey."



Susquehannock 93, Dover 77: At Shrewsbury YMCA, Logan McFadden led the Warriors by taking first in the 200 IM and 100 back. McFadden broke a pool record in the 200 IM in 2:03.12, breaking the old pool record of 2:03.68, set by Dallastown's Logan Brockway last January. Also for the Warriors, Rohit Kandala won the 200 free and 100 free, while Justin Reed won the 100 fly and 100 breast. For the Eagles, Jakub Becker won the 50 free and 500 free.

West York 106, Northeastern 73: At Manchester, the Bulldogs were led individually by Jake Spangler winning the 200 IM and 100 breast, while teammate Kieran McKee won the 50 free and 100 free. For the Bobcats, Drew Wilson captured the 200 free and 500 free. Wilson also broke a pool record in the 200 with a time of 1:45.07, breaking the old time of 1:45.80.

South Western 116, Spring Grove 64: At Hanover, the Mustangs bested the Rockets thanks to sweeping all three relays. Ben Shoul (200 IM, 100 fly) captured two individual event victories for South Western. Brian McGlynn shined for Spring Grove, claiming first in the 200 free and 100 free.

Central York 85, Red Lion 85: At Red Lion, the Lions received multiple individual victories in the tie meet from Jacob Lorenzen (200 IM, 100 breast) and David White (100 back, 50 free). For the Panthers, Patrick O'Neill won the 200 free and 500 free.



Dover 114, Susquehannock 52: At Shrewsbury YMCA, the Eagles were led individually by Madelynn Kinard, who won the 200 IM and 100 back; Grace Beierschmitt, who won the 50 free and 100 free; and Lindsay Brenneman, who won the 100 fly and 500 free. For the Warriors, Katlyn Baer won the 200 free and 100 breast.

West York 109, Northeastern 70: At Manchester, Courtney Harnish led the Bulldogs to the victory by breaking a pool record in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.33. This broke the old time of 1:52.17. Harnish also picked up another individual victory by capturing the 100 fly. Also for West York, Meghan French won the 200 IM and 100 back, while Maddi Stoner won the 50 free and 100 breast.

Spring Grove 104, South Western 81: At Hanover, the Rockets won two of the three relays. Spring Grove got multiple individual event victories from Abigayle Keating (200 free and 500 free) and Mackenzie Miller (100 fly and 100 back). The Mustangs got wins from Mya Wherley in the 50 free and Tatiana Kesselring in the 200 IM.

Central York 110, Red Lion 59: At Red Lion, the Panthers secured 24 team points between the three relay events.

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