Close Win for the Girls; Boys Fight Hard Against Mifflin County

McConnell breaks previous 100 breaststroke record set by herself

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The Tyrone swim team split the meet against Mifflin County on Monday February 5th. The girls edged the opposing team 88-82. The boys had a heart-breaking close score of 79-90.

Click the link below to view the official heat sheet from the night:

Tyrone vs. Mifflin County 2-5-18

Girls: Tyrone- 88, Mifflin County- 82

The team of Fiona McConnell, Mae Decker, Sarah Hoover, and Maddie Coleman earned a first place in the 200 free relay.

M. Decker was the only individual double winner from the girls team. She placed first in both the 500 free (6:02.28) and 100 back event (1:07.44). She also dropped two seconds from her previous time in the backstroke.

It was great to see the whole team come together at the end to give it everything we had to try and win. I would love to see the team win the rest of our meets.”

— Gwen Dougherty

Coleman worked for a first place in th 50 free with a time of 26.21. She also secured a second place in the 100 fly with a 1:12.60 time.

McConnell earned a second in the 100 breast. She dropped three seconds, breaking her previous record of 1:15.66 with a time of 1:14.69. McConnell also placed third in the 50 free (28.10).

” It was great to see the whole team come together at the end to give it everything we had to try and win. I would love to see the team win the rest of our meets,” said junior Gwen Dougherty.

Dougherty worked for a second place in the 100 free event for a time of 1:09.13.

S. Hoover secured a second place in the 200 free event with a 2:21.58 time. She also earned a third place in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.98).

Sophomore Cate Baran placed third in both the 200 free (2:29.91) and 100 back event (1:12.14).

Sarah Manna earned two third places in the 200 IM (2:53.38) and 100 free (1:09.17).

“I hope we continue to improve as a team and keep working on the little things that will make us better. [Because] we worked our turns and finishes, we got the places that we needed to gain our points,” said Bellwood junior Jamyson Focht.

Junior Hannah Gampe worked off five seconds in the 200 free to finish with a time of 2:43.44.

Sophomore Callie Maceno dropped two seconds from her previous time in the 100 fly to place with a 1:28.09.

Focht improved by a second in the 50 free to earn a 29.85 time.

Boys: Tyrone- 79, Mifflin County- 90

Bryce Bauer, Jacob Decker, Carter Maceno, and Matt Lenze earned a first place in the 200 free relay and a second place in the 400 free relay.

Lenze and J. Decker were the only double individual winners from the boys team.

Sophomore Lenze worked for both of his first places in the 100 fly (1:02.74) and 100 breast (1:10.42).

It was a very close meet, and we tried as hard as we can to win meets like that.”

— Jacob Decker

J. Decker placed first in the 100 free (53.99) and in the 100 backstroke (1:00.92). He dropped four seconds from his previous time in the back event.

“It was a very close meet, and we tried as hard as we can to win meets like that. [However, we need to be] working the orange. We lost quite a few races in the last five feet,” said J. Decker.

Senior swimmer Bauer earned two second place in the 200 free (2:15.93) and 50 free (27.13).

Freshman Colin Yaudes worked for two second places in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke (1:18.03). He dropped nine seconds in the 200 IM event for a final time of 2:31.17.

Bellwood freshman Hunter Gregg secured two third places in the 200 free and 100 free (1:07.15). He worked off two seconds from his previous time to place with a 2:21.35 time.

C. Maceno placed third in the 500 free and improved by two seconds in the event. His final time was 6:43.85

Sophomore Nick DelBaggio worked off two seconds from his last time in the 100 breast to finish with a time of 1:20.47.

Senior Matt Beam dropped three seconds from his previous time in the 200 IM to place with a 3:00.48 time.

Junior Kaelynn Behrens improved by two seconds in the 50 free event for a final time of 33.02.

“I hope we can win the last three meets left and that those who need a district time obtain it,” said J. Decker.

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