Double Win for Tyrone Swimming: Improving As They Go

Four double wins from the boys team

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The Tyrone boys and girls swim teams earned a double win from Cambria Heights on Thursday night. The boys posted a strong score of 103-53, while the girls won a close 93-74 meet.

“We had good swims and good races,” said Coach Tom Getz, “kids stepped up and beat swimmers when needed.”

Click on the link below to see the official time sheet:

Tyrone vs Cambria Heights 1-7-16

Girls: Tyrone-93, Cambria Heights-74

The relay of Allison Hosko, Abby Luensmann, Gwen Dougherty, and Emily Beam earned a first and a second place for the team. Other relays scored two seconds and a third.

As a whole we did our best so far this season. We support our swimmers in the water when not swimming, no matter who it is.”

— Bellwood Freshman Gwen Dougherty

“As a whole we did our best so far this season. We support our swimmers in the water when not swimming, no matter who it is,” said Dougherty.

Emma Hoover had a first place in the 200 free. Another first place went to Luensmann in the 50 free.  Beam had a winning race in the 100 butterfly. Dougherty scored first in the 100 breaststroke.

“As a team we swam great races and won some key events,” Dougherty said. “You could definitely see the improvements we have been working on.”

Four girls had improvements from the last meet. Beam improved by three seconds in the 200 IM. Also improving in the 200 IM was Hosko with five seconds. In the 100 free, Luensmann worked off two seconds from her last time. Taylor Hoover bested her time by 14 seconds.

“I think we did really well. We did our best and supported one another which makes us stronger,” said T.Hoover.

Boys: Tyrone-103, Cambria Heights: 53

The boys relay teams swept in all three relay events, earning all first places. Another boys relay scored second along with the first place in the 400 free relay.

“We definitely improved on relays,” said Senior Chase Maceno, “and we still need to work on it though.”

Double first places went to Blake Slobodnik (200 and 500 free), Austin Quinn (50 and 100 free) , Collin Rhoades (100 butterfly and 100 backstroke), and Ben McConnell (200 IM and 100 breast).

“The boys were outnumbered, but pulled through with lots firsts and seconds,” said Getz.

The boys and girls team did amazing!”

— Tyrone Sophomore Matt Beam

Bishop Guilfoyle swimmers McConnell and Slobodnik improved in both of their individual events. Matthew Beam bestes nine seconds in his 500 free time. In the 100 butterfly, Rhoades dropped two seconds while Sergio Slobodnik dropped six seconds from his last time.  Bryce Bauer improved in the 100 back by three seconds.

“The boys and girls team did amazing!” M. Beam said about the meet.

Even though the team is improving, there are still things that can still be perfected.

“The little stuff was very much improved. It was better than before,” said Getz. “We still need to work on little things more and getting into race shape from after the break.”

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