Jake Sannem Breaks 500 Free Pennsylvania High School State Record

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By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern

The 2016 AAA Pennsylvania High School State Championships concluded this evening. The men’s and women’s 100 free, 500 free, 100 back, 100 breast an 400 free relay were swam. The men’s 500 free and 400 free PIAA records were broken. La Salle College won the meet for the men and North Penn won for the women.

Men’s Meet

Yesterday’s 200 free winner, Michael Jensen of Upper Dublin, also won the 100 free today in the time of 42.69. Finishing in a 44.46 for the silver was La Salle’s Greg Brocato and in a close third place was Mason Gonzalez of North Allegheny with a 44.52.

In the men’s 500 free, La Salle senior Jake Sannem won the event in the time of 4:19.64. This crushed the previous PIAA record of 4:22.21 set in 2009. His teammate Joseph Vizza came in second place with a 4:27.05 and on his toes was North Allegheny’s Eban Krigger with a 4:27.96 for bronze.

Senior, James Wilson of Conestoga won the men’s 100 backstroke with a 48.09. Upper St. Clair’s Kevin Liu finished second with a 49.48 and three one hundredths behind was Conestoga’s Brian McKenrick with 49.51.

Upper Dublin’s senior, Wyatt Amdor took the gold in the men’s 100 breast with a 54.82. For a close silver medal, Brian Ramsey of Mt. Lebanon with a 54.94 and in third place was his teammate Jack Lanphear (55.29).

In the men’s 400 free relay, Upper Dublin’s team of Ogden Leyens (46.29), Alex Flynn (45.70), Amdor (45.46) and Jensen (42.13) took gold. They clocked in at a 2:59.58 and this time broke the school’s 2013 PIAA record of 3:00.23. La Salle was second (3:00.80) with Sannem (44.92), Vizza (45.42), Jacob Lubinski (46.57) and Brocato (43.89). Touching the wall third with a 3:03.19 was North Allegheny’s team of Gonzalez (45.37), Maxwell Gonzalez (46.29), Jack Wright (46.07) and Krigger (45.46).

Top 10 Men’s Team Scores:

1. LA SALLE COLLEGE 252
2. UPPER DUBLIN 207
3. NORTH ALLEGHENY 205
4. MT LEBANON 138.5
5. HEMPFIELD 120
6. UPPER ST CLAIR 119
7. PENN HILLS 90.5
8. CONESTOGA 87
8. SOUDERTON 87
10. HERSHEY 82
10. MCDOWELL 82

Women’s Meet

In the women’s 100 free, Siena Salvaggio of Parkland won the event with a 49.34. Right behind her was Pennridge’s Morgan Scott with a 49.65 for the silver and North Allegheny’s Lauren McGrath was third in the time of 50.84.

Lower Merion’s Anna Kalandadze won the women’s 500 freestyle with a 4:51.79. Frances Resweber of Strath Haven touched the wall second with a 4:55.21 and Morgan Curl of Oxford took the bronze with a 4:56.43.

Brittany Weiss, of Pennridge took the gold in the women’s 100 backstroke with a 53.27. Haverford’s Maddie Hart finished second in the time of 54.65 and Kacey Oberlander of Dallastown went a 54.65 for third place.

In the women’s 100 breast, Avon Grove’s Olivia Paoletti won the event in the time of 1:01.43. Emily Skyes of Methaction took second place on the podium with a 1:02.73 and right behind in the time of 1:02.79 was Rabea Pfaff of Avon Grove.

Pennridge won the women’s 400 free relay going a 3:23.88 with the team of Hannah Zurmuhl (52.23), Anna Beno (53.03), Weiss (49.28) and Scott (49.34). North Penn came in second place (3:26.39) with Aimee Baur (52.07), Claudia Thamm (51.55), Parker Schulz (52.22) and Kailyn Evans (50.55). With a 3:26.84 Mt. Lebanon came in third place with third team of Trinity Ward (50.93), Sophia Donati (52.31), Alison Shapiro (52.33) and Hannah Bumgarner (51.27).

Top 10 Women’s Team Scores:

1 NORTH PENN 243
2 PENNRIDGE 169
3 MT LEBANON 146
4 AVON GROVE 137
5 NORTH ALLEGHENY 127
6 HERSHEY 101
7 UPPER ST CLAIR 89
8 MANHEIM TOWNSHIP 87
9 WC HENDERSON 80
10 OAKLAND CATHOLIC 74
10 PARKLAND PARK 74

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Paul Windrath

    WOW –

    How can a 4:19.64 in the Boys 500 Free break the previous record of 2:22.21?

    Can we get a video of the 2:22.21 record swim?

    • avatar
      Delaney Lanker

      The previous record was a 4.22.21. Sorry for the typo, thanks!

Author: Delaney Lanker

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Delaney Lanker is a junior at Northeastern University studying journalism. She is a butterflier and captain of their NCAA Division I team. Before college, she swam for the Colorado Stars.

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