Coleman Leads Tyrone into District Championship Meet

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Emma Hoover

Madison Coleman

Tyrone junior Madison Coleman enters the District 6 Championship meet at Penn State University this Friday and Saturday with a shot at a district title and a trip to states.

Coleman, who has been winning all season long for the Golden Eagles, is seeded first in 50 free (25.82) and is second in 100 free (57.15).

She and several of her teammates who qualified for the district championships have high hopes of making the podium this year.

I’m really excited about our team going to districts. Everyone has been practicing hard and Coach Tom and Coach Decker have been preparing and pushing us to do well this weekend. I hope we will all have fun and compete hard”

— Madison Coleman

I’m really excited about our team going to districts. Everyone has been practicing hard and Coach Tom and Coach Decker have been preparing and pushing us to do well this weekend. I hope we will all have fun and compete hard,” said Coleman.

Tyrone Head Coach Tom Getz is hopeful for Coleman and the rest of his team.

“Both of [Coleman’s] races will be very tough and anything can happen in a 50 or a 100.  She just needs to put together good swims and race the other girls in the pool.” said Getz, “In general, I am expecting a good showing at the district meet.  We have been working hard to get ready for the meet so I expect to be able to drop some times.  If we swim our races and race the kids in the pool, the times and places will take care of themselves.”

The girl’s medley relay team of Fiona McConnell, Madison Coleman, Sarah E. Hoover, and Mae Decker is seeded second (2:00.40), just behind Penns Valley. The relay is also ranked third in the 200 free relay (1:50.42). 

Individually, senior Fiona McConnell is seeded third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.66) and fifth in the 200-yard free(2:08.96). 

Junior Sarah E. Hoover is seeded fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke(1:15.72) and fifth in the 200 IM(2:27.18).

Senior Mae Decker is seeded fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.83).

Senior Matt Lenze is seeded second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.04).

Junior Hunter Gregg is seeded seventh in the 200-yard free (2:08.25).

Other girls swimmers competing at districts are Cate Baran in the 50 free, 100 Back, 400 free relay; Victoria Reese in the 200 free, 100 back, 400 free relay; Kiersten Friday in the  200 IM, 400 free relay; Sarah M Hoover in the 100 fly, 400 free relay and Sarah Manna in the 50 free, 400 free relay.

The boys competitors also include Keegan Raabe in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Aiden McCracken – 100 fly, 200 IM, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Collin Yaudes in the 200 IM, 100 breast, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and Kamdon Bailor in the 200 free, 50 Free.

I just want the boys to do the best they can individually to score points for the team, and that we can hopefully place high and possibly get on the podium for our relay. I hope we can make our seniors proud to be Golden Eagle swimmers,” said junior Hunter Gregg.

Individual medals will be awarded to the first through third-place finishers in the individual and relay events. Ribbons will be awarded to the fourth through sixth place finishers in individual events.

Swimming begins at 11 am on Friday and Saturday at the Penn State Natatorium.  Admission to the District Championships will be $5.00 for adults and students per day. The schedule of events is as follows:

2020 PIAA District 6 “AA” & “AAA” Swimming & Diving Championships Penn State University Time Schedule Thursday, February 27, 2020 Session 1 Upon Arrival Submit any changes to Dive Sheets 5:30 PM AAA and AA Diving Warm-ups 6:30 PM AAA and AA Diving Starts 7:45 PM Awards for Session 1 AAA and AA Diving Friday, February 28, 2020 Session 2 9:00 AM Warm-ups for AAA and AA Swimming 9:45 AM Officials Meeting 10:00 AM Coaches Meeting AAA and AA (Scratch Meeting) 11:00 AM AAA and AA Swimming Starts 200 YD. Medley Relay 200 YD. Freestyle 200 YD. Individual Medley 50 YD. Freestyle 100 YD. Butterfly 200 YD. Freestyle Relay 2:30 PM Awards for Session 2 AAA and AA Swimming Saturday, February 29, 2020 Session 3 9:00 AM Warm-ups for AAA and AA Swimming 11:00 AM AAA and AA Swimming Starts 100 YD. Freestyle 500 YD. Freestyle 100 YD. Backstroke 100 YD. Breaststroke 400 YD. Freestyle Relay 3:00 PM Awards for Session 3 AAA and AA Swimming