Delaware Swim Team Wins Team Title at Christiansburg Sectionals

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Delaware Swim Team capped off a strong meet by claiming the team title at the 2017 Speedo Sectionals at Christiansburg. They won with 1181 points, followed by Nation’s Capital (938.5) and Egg Harbor Township (687).

757 Swim’s Abigail Larson (23.18), Joelle Vereb (22.91), Faith Tyranski (23.88), and Sofia Long (24.09) began the final day of competition by winning the girl’s 200 free relay in 1:34.06. Golden Ram finished second in 1:34.69 and Delaware took third in 1:36.28.

Egg Harbor’s Joseph Rogers (21.21), Nicholas Dinofrio (21.64), Brian McGroarty (21.17), and Justin Liu (20.11) crushed the competition in the boy’s 200 free relay, winning in 1:24.13. Delaware took second in 1:25.50 and Lancaster placed third in 1:25.71.

Radnor’s Morgan Liberto crushed the field in the girl’s 200 back, winning by over three seconds in 1:57.48 as the only swimmer under two minutes. Columbia’s Theresa Cotter touched second in 2:00.66 while her teammate Alyssa Vannetta placed third in 2:01.28.

Delaware’s Jacob Johnson dropped over three seconds from his prelims time to win the boy’s 200 back in 1:46.15. Egg Harbor’s Cristian Bell placed second in 1:47.19 while Coast Guard Blue’s Miles McAllister touched third in 1:48.67.

Golden Ram’s Heather Maccausland won her third individual race of the meet, this time taking gold in the girl’s 100 free in 50.19. Larson grabbed silver in 50.36 and Fox Chapel’s Lindsey Grune dropped two seconds from her seed time to take bronze in 50.38.

Liu won a close boy’s 100 free final, stopping the clock in 45.69. Tri-Hampton’s David Curtiss placed second in 45.89 and Lasse Pittioni, swimming unattached, took third in 45.94.

Nation’s Capital’s Katelyn Mack cruised to first in the girl’s 200 IM, posting a time of 2:00.70. Delaware’s Olivia Paoletti finished second in 2:03.80 and her younger sister Isabella Paoletti took third in 2:04.38.

Johnson won his second event of the night, winning the boy’s 200 IM in 1:50.42. His teammate Matthew Otto placed second in 1:50.88 and Golden Ram’s Matthew Magness finished third in 1:53.21.

Following up her 500 and mile win, Egg Harbor’s Maggie Wallace won the girl’s 1000 free by over five seconds in 9:51.28. Radnor’s Anna Kalandadze took second in 9:56.62 and Egg Harbor’s Amanda Nunan took third in 10:00.46.

Lancaster’s Arthur Markley also completed his distance sweep, winning the boy’s 1650 in 15:36.09, 21 seconds ahead of the field. Delaware’s Bryce Ciecko took second in 15:57.05 while his teammate Alec Menzer placed third in 15:59.85.

757 Swim’s Vereb (54.95), Colby Hurt (1:04.99), Long (56.16), and Larson (50.85) swam to first in the girl’s 400 medley relay, touching the wall in 3:46.95. Nation’s Capital finished second in 3:50.22 and Delaware took third in 3:50.27.

Egg Harbor’s Cristian Bell (50.69), Andrew Duff (56.45), McGroarty (51.36), and Liu (45.37) won the final event of the meet in 3:23.87. Lancaster A took second in 3:26.02 and Lancaster B finished third in 3:29.80.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile-2017 EZ Southern Region Speedo Champ Series.


  1. Flynn Burroughs

    Travis Martinez …how many stories did I hear from your dad about DST?! What I’d give to hear them again…