SWIMMING: Brockways continue family tradition in pool for powerhouse Dallastown program
The swimming Brockways feature two athletes in the water and two more on the pool deck.
Noah Brockway, who competed at Dallastown High School, is now competing for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Noah's cousin, Logan, is a senior swimmer at Dallastown who plans to compete at West Chester University beginning next year.
Chris Brockway, Noah's father, is an assistant coach with the Dallastown High School program. Mark Brockway, Logan's father, is a coach with the Dallastown swim club.
Both Chris and Mark swam at Shippensburg University.
"Swimming is something our family is really truly passionate about," Logan Brockway.said.
He made the comment after Dallastown's 114-56 victory over Red Lion on Thursday. The Wildcats made it a sweep by also winning the girls' meet, 120-50.
With the victory, the Dallastown boys' team clinched at least a tie for its 10th straight York-Adams Division I title. The Wildcats can win the crown outright by defeating New Oxford next week.
"It's truly special," Logan Brockway said. "It (securing yet another championship) is something we're really proud of and something we work very hard for."
Logan delivered two individual victories in Thursday's meet, capturing the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. Joel Dunnigan, a sophomore, supplied two more individual firsts for the Wildcats, winning the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Both Brockway and Dunnigan were part of two winning relay teams (200 freestyle and 400 freestyle).
"We're getting ready for counties (the York-Adams Meet) and districts, and I was really pleased with my times today," Dunnigan said.
Dunnigan is also pleased with the way he and his teammates handled major challenges this season.
The Wildcats used a one-two finish in the meet's final event, the 400 freestyle relay, to edge South Western, 92-91, and also turned back Central's challenge, 91.5-84.5.
"I feel we are a better team because we overcame those challenges." Dunnigan said "We spend a lot of time together. Not just in school and the pool, but also outside of school."
Dallastown won 10 of 11 events in the girls' meet on Thursday (there were no double individual winners) and nine of 11 events in the boys' meet.
"The times were steady for a while, but now they're starting to drop, and that's great," Dallastown head coach Gina McHenry said.
McHenry, who's in her first season as head coach, was proud of the way her swimmers found a way to win the close meets this year.
"It was nice to do that," she said. "It brings out a lot of character and gives them an opportunity to dig down deep."
McHenry won't be able to call on Logan Brockway next year, but Dallastown's swimming Brockways will have another family member in the Wildcats' pool.
Langley Brockway, Logan's sister who's in eighth grade this year, plans to join the Dallastown girls' team for the 2018-19 season.
"It will be really cool to see her come in and continue the family tradition," Logan Brockway said.
Spring Grove 120, New Oxford 60: At Spring Grove, the Rockets captured first in 10 of the 12 events. Individually for the Rockets, Collin Ruby won the 50 free and 100 back, while Josiah Kline won the 100 fly and 500 free and Brian McGlynn won the 100 free and 200 IM.
Northeastern 97, Dover 85: At Manchester, Hunter Bachman led the Bobcats to the victory by breaking a school record in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.92. This previous record of 1:06.57 had stood since 1997. Bachman also took first in the 200 IM. Teammate Drew Wilson won the 50 free and 100 free. For the Eagles, Tanner Glatfelter took first in the 500 free and 200 free.
Central York 99, South Western 86: At South Western, Alec Peckmann captured the 100 butterfly and 50 free in leading the Panthers past the Mustangs. Peckmann was also a part of the victorious 200 free relay team. A pair of Bens led South Western, with Ben Shoul winning the 100 backstroke and Ben Tilmes winning the 200 free. Both Shoul and Tilmes were members of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams.
York Suburban 65, West York 29: At Suburban, the Trojans captured first in nine of the 11 events. Individually for the Trojans, Devon Lonergan won the 200 IM and 100 breast, while Matt Peters won the 100 free and 100 back. The Trojans improved to 4-0 in York-Adams Division II and clinched at least a tie for the division crown.
Spring Grove 104, New Oxford 79: At Spring Grove, individually for the Rockets, Megan Heist won the 50 free and 100 breast. For the Colonials, Lauren Richter won the 200 free and 100 fly, while Kasi Conjack won the 200 IM and 500 free.
Northeastern 101, Dover 85: At Manchester, individually for the Bobcats, Lauren Mummert won the 200 IM and 500 free.
Central York 129, South Western 57: At South Western, Callie Paff won the 200 IM and Sarah Hartman won the 100 free to lead the Panthers. Paff and Hartman were also a part of the winning 200 medley relay team, and Paff also participated on the victorious 400 free relay squad. The Panthers improved to 4-0 in York-Adams Division I and clinched at least a tie for the title.
York Suburban 66, West York 27: At Suburban, the Trojans captured first in 10 of the 11 events. For the Trojans, Sophia Guyer won the 200 IM and 100 back. The Trojans improved to 4-0 in York-Adams Division II and clinched at least a tie for the division crown.
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