Newark Charter Girls Repeat, Salesianum Boys Three-Peat at Delaware State Championships

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The 2019 Delaware State Swimming and Diving Championships took place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the University of Delaware’s Harry W. Rawstrom Natatorium.

Newark Charter successfully defended their girls’ team title with a total score of 284 ahead of Padua (229.5) and Tower Hill (214). Salesianum earned their third-straight championship crown on the boys’ side with 397 points ahead of Charter School of Wilmington (273) and Conrad Schools of Science (194).

Girls Meet

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Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. Newark Charter – 284
  2. Padua – 229.5
  3. Tower Hill – 214
  4. Charter School of Wilmington – 171
  5. Appoquinimink – 139

Newark Charter began their winning ways as the 4×50 medley relay team of Stephanie Dryden (27.77), Emma Menzer (29.56), Kate Menzer (26.83) and Megan Kelby (25.78) won in 1:49.94.

Shortly after, E. Menzer dove back in the water to win the 200 IM in 2:03.15 to hold off a charging Ashley Chompre (2:03.43) of Wilmington Friends. Chompre then flew to first in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 55.38. E. Menzer also won the 100 breast in 1:04.96.

Dryden splashed-and-dashed her way to the wall in a quick 24.48 for the 50 free state title. Ursuline’s Mackenzie Brandt dominated the 500 free, winning with a final time of 4:57.64 as the only swimmer in the field under the five-minute mark.

Tower Hill’s Lainey Mullins – who is only in eighth grade – cruised to first in the 200 free, stopping the clock in 1:50.44 to win by over two seconds. She also found herself on top of the podium in the 100 free, racing to the wall in 52.29.

Tower Hill’s Sydney Aitken (25.08), Kayley Knackstedt (25.47), Sydney DeBaecke (24.08) and Mullins (23.51) combined to win the 4×50 free in 1:38.14. Not too long after, DeBaecke was back in the water to power home to a win in the 100 back with a time of 56.43.

Newark’s Rachel Tims dove to first on the 1-meter diving board, finishing with a final score of 340.75. Tower Hill’s Aitken (55.56), Knackstedt (54.62), DeBaecke (52.13) and Mullins (51.59) teamed up for the second time to win the 4×100 free relay in 3:33.90 to conclude the girls’ meet.

Boys Meet

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Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. Salesianum – 397
  2. Charter School of Wilmington – 273
  3. Conrad Schools of Science – 194
  4. St. Andrews – 135
  5. Archmere Academy – 100

Salesianum began their winning ways as the 4×50 medley relay team of Tom Janton (25.79), Alek Elder (26.27), Justin Fitzpatrick (23.48) and Cameron Marion (21.75) opened up the meet in 1:37.29. Elder later went on to win the 100 back in 52.09.

Salesianum’s Brian Hochman cruised to first in the 200 free, stopping the clock in 1:41.70 to win by just over three seconds. He then went on to win the 100 free by a full second, sprinting to first in 47.31. Appoquinimink’s Kevin Lewke powered home to a win in the 500 free, clocking in at 4:40.86 to hold off a charging Evan Ciecko (4:41.43) of Mount Pleasant.

Conrad Schools of Science’s Ryan Pirrung was the first of only four swimmers in the field to break the two-minute marker in the 200 IM, doing so in a winning time of 1:51.04. Not too long after that, Pirrung was back in the water to earn his second gold in the 100 breast with a time of 57.20.

Newark’s Zach Coffing splashed-and-dashed his way to victory in the 50 free, racing to the wall in a quick 21.48. He also flew to the top of the podium in the 100 fly, getting his hands to the wall the fastest in 50.98. Conrad Schools of Science’s Jack Kidwell dove to first on the 1-meter board, finishing with a final score of 466.65.

Salesianum’s Marion (22.40), Joey Dickson (21.91), Fitzpatrick (22.47) and Hochman (21.62) combined to win the 4×50 free relay in 1:28.40. Janton (50.58), Dickson (49.52), Elder (48.29) and Hochman (49.49) completed Salesianum’s relay sweep by winning the 4×100 free in 3:17.88.

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