Golden Eagle Swimmers Split Meet at Central Cambria

Quinn, McConnell and Slobodnik all had double first places in the boys win.


Molly Fadgen

Blake Slobodnik won both the 200 and 500 freestyle events (file photo).

Tyrone boys and girls swim teams competed with Central Cambria on Monday night. It was a good night with a split for the team. The boys stole the win with a score of 81-70, while the girls had a losing score of 111-52.

The times for most swimmers were a little slower than last meet.

“It was kind of what I expected for after a break,” said Coach Tom Getz.

Click on the link below to download the official results and time sheet:

Tyrone Swimming at Central Cambria 1-4-16

Girls: Tyrone-52, Central Cambria- 111

The girl’s relays finished with two seconds and two thirds for the meet. No first places were won for the girls.

“It was a good swim for the girls,” said Getz, “but maybe it wasn’t their best. Someone needs to step up.”

A double second place winner was Senior Emily Beam. She swam in both the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.

“Even though we lost, we worked hard,” said Beam.

Other second places went to Bellwood Junior Abby Luensmann, Tyrone Freshman Hannah Gampe, and Bellwood Freshman Gwen Doughtery.

Even though we lost, we worked hard.”

— Senior Emily Beam

In the 200 free, a tie for second place occurred between Tyrone Freshman Emma Hoover and a Central Cambria swimmer. Both swimmers touched the wall at the same time of 2:41.88.

“That’s pretty neat,” Hoover said about her tie.

Three girls improved from their last swim at home vs. Ligonier. Gampe’s time in the 500 free improved by five seconds. Junior Taylor Hoover’s 500 free time was eight seconds faster than her last swim. Bellwood Freshman Olivia Thomas improved by five seconds in the 100 back.

“The girls did good,” said Gampe. “We really just need to get first in a few events to really get the win.”

Boys: Tyrone- 81, Central Cambria- 70

The Tyrone boys relay of Austin Quinn, Collin Rhoades, Ben McConnell and Blake Slobodnik earned first in both the 200 Medley relay and the 400 free relay.

“I thought the boys did well,” said Getz, “They had good races.”

Quinn, McConnell and Slobodnik all had double first places. Quinn placed first in both the 50 free and the 100 free, McConnell in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, and Slobodnik in the 200 and 500 free.

We pulled through in the end, but we could have pushed harder in the beginning.”

— Collin Rhoades

“I think we did really well,” Quinn said. “We swam as hard as we could.”

Four boys had better times than their previous meet.  Sergio Slobodnik  improved his time by four seconds in the 200 IM. Bryce Bauer bested his 100 free time by four seconds. Chase Maceno improved in both of his individual events at the meet. He improved once in the 50 free by three seconds and again in the 100 breast with 11 seconds. Along with his brother, Carter Maceno improved in all of his events. Freshman Maceno improved by three seconds in both the 50 and 100 free.

“We did really well,” said Rhoades. “We pulled through in the end, but we could have pushed harder in the beginning.”