Women’s 200 Medley Relay And 200 Free Relay AA Pennsylvania High School State Records Broken

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By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern

The AA Pennsylvania High School Championships began today. The meet is being held at Bucknell University. The men’s and women’s 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 free, 100 fly and 200 free relay were swam. The women’s 200 medley and 200 free relay PIAA records were broken.

Men’s Meet

In the 200 medley relay Grove City took gold in the time of 1:33.94 with their team of Austin Wilson (22.82), Thomas Somora (26.30), Rockwell Pokrant (22.64) and Devin Reynolds (22.18). IN second was Wyomissing (1:37.66) with Nathan Elzer (24.12), Charlie Tonneslan (27.08), Chip Schroder (24.43) and Shuyang Wen (22.03). With a 1:38.60 for third place was Trinity’s squad of Andy Snyder (25.50), Zack Gallagher (27.97), Jordan Wyant (23.66) and Lucas Haywood (21.37).

Salisbury’s Mahlon Reihman won the men’s 200 freestyle in the time of 1:38.82. In second was Connor Killion of Lower Moreland with a 1:41.20 and with a 1:42.77 for bronze was Austin Wilson of Grove City.

Maneiem Central’s Matthew Daniel went a 1:52.68 in the men’s 200 IM for the gold medal. Wyomissing’s Elzer took the silver with a 1:53.83 and in third place was Michael Kocher from West Allegheny (1:55.57).

In the men’s 50 free Gabe Castano of Allentown won the event with a 20.98. Touching in at a 21.11 was Hampton’s Matt Ramsey and third place was Stephan Johnson of Blue Mountain with a 21.47.

Logan Palochak of Hopewell took the gold medal in the men’s 100 butterfly with a 50.56. Close behind were Zach Baum of Derry Area (50.80) and Joe Malafronte of Danville (51.02) for second and third place on the podium.

Trinity won the 200 free relay (1:26.69) with Haywood (22.09), Snyder (21.62), Alex Diaz (21.81) and Wyant (21.17). Grove City took silver with a 1:26.76 and their team of Will Rastatter (22.03), Pokrant (21.91), Reynolds (21.67) and Marcus Swartfager (21.15). Dylan Knaub (21.86), Alex Scheetz (22.30), Peter Greenbaum (21.86) and Billy Webber (21.05) of Boiling Springs came in third place (1:27.07).

Women’s Meet

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy won the women’s 200 medley relay with their team of Stephanie Szekely (26.97), Annie O’Dare (29.02), Allie Szekely (24.81) and Hannah Blaser (23.16). They clocked in at a 1:43.96, breaking the previous PIAA record of 1:45.52. Also breaking the previous record was Villa Maria Academy (1:45.07) with Emily Cornell (25.96), Katelyn Chick (29.83), Olivia Giampietro (25.44) and Maura McManus (23.84). Twin Valley was third (1:48.76) with Taylor Ament (27.40), Hannah Schlegel (30.08), Rachel Gebhard (26.74) and Reagan Wittorff (24.54).

Villa Maria Academy’s Cornell won the 200 free with a 1:49.56. In second place was Gwynedd-Mercy Academy’s S. Szekely with a 1:51.75 and in third was Pottsgrove’s Emily Glinecke.

In the women’s 200 IM A. Szekely of¬†Gwynedd-Mercy Academy took gold with a 1:59.33. Bailey Bonnett of Highlands went a 2:02.65 for the silver and Fairview’s Abby German took third place on the podium with a 2:05.16.

Emily Zimcosky of Geibel Catholic went a 23.12 to take first place in the women’s 50 free. Right behind her was Ellwood City’s Taylor Petrak with a 23.19 and Emma Wilson of Grove City went a 23.73 for the bronze.

Northern’s Becca Luft won the women’s 100 butterfly clocking in at a 55.72. Sabrina Bowman of St. Joseph was second with a 56.58 and third was Kyra Manson (57.46).

In the 200 free relay Villa Maria Academy won the event with Giampietro (24.11), Nina Smith (24.34), Cornell (23.47) and Maura McManus (23.89). They touched in at a 1:35.81 breaking the team’s previous PIAA record of 1:36.39. Took Suburban came in second place with a 1:37.92 and their squad of Keelie Walker (25.44), Carson Gross (23.24), Cara Portman (24.70) and Madie Devaney (24.54). Trinity finished third (1:39.66) with Kimmi Szajnuk (25.38), Alexis Majka (25.07), Caroline Hills (25.01) and Sarah Wyant (24.20).

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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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