Eagles Steal Double Win From Cambria Heights

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The Tyrone Eagles stole the double win over Cambria Heights on Thursday January 5th. The boys had a solid 111-39 win against a small Highlander boys’ squad, while the girls took first in two of the three relays to secure a close 93-77 victory.

Girls: Tyrone- 93, Cambria Heights- 77

The girl’s relays placed first in the 200 and 400 free. The team of Maria Barnuevo, Sarah Manna, Allie Hosko, and Olivia Reese also took second in the 400, which was one of the key races for the girl’s team.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Fiona McConnell was the only double winner of night for the Eagles. She placed first in both the 50 free and 100 breaststroke.

There was a lot of team spirit and it was an all around amazing meet. [We] really stepped it up and gave it [our] all at the end.”

— Mae Decker

Freshman Mae Decker placed first in the 100 back. She also dropped four seconds from the previous meet at Clearfield in the 500 free, ending with a final time of 6:08.07

“We did pretty well. There was a lot of team spirit and it was an all around amazing meet. [We] really stepped it up and gave it [our] all at the end. It was pretty awesome how the girls relays were cheering and getting ready to race,” said M. Decker.

Sophomore Hannah Gampe improved by three seconds in the 500 free with a time of 7:10.13.

Bellwood senior Sarah Knisley had a great swim, working 15 seconds off her last 100 fly time. Her final time was 1:46.01.

“I think we did good and we had good competition as well. I believe the real surprise was in our girls as a team pushing themselves and each other to make that win happen,” said Kinsley.

Also in the 100 fly, Hosko dropped almost two seconds from the last meet with a time of 1:26.39.

 

Boys: Tyrone- 111, Cambria Heights- 39

The team of Jacob Decker, Matt Lenze, Blake Slobodnik, and Austin Quinn placed first in the 200 medley and 400 free. Other boys relay’s earned a first in the 200 free, along with two second places behind the first places in the 200 medley and 400 free.

“The other team was small in numbers but we didn’t take them lightly. We still went out and swam the best we could and came out on top. [The win will] gonna boost our confidence for future meets,” said Bellwood senior swimmer Brendan Kowalski.

Many first places were swept by the Tyrone Eagles.

The other team was small in numbers but we didn’t take them lightly. We still went out and swam the best we could and came out on top.”

— Brendan Kowalski

Double winners from the team were Slobodnik and J. Decker. Slobodnik stole first in the 200 and 500 free, while J. Decker took the 50 free and 100 back.

Single winners for the night included Lenze, Carter Maceno, and Bryce Bauer.

Bishop Guilfoyle freshman Lenze placed first in the 100 breaststroke with a final time of 1:12.62.

Maceno earned first in the 200 IM with time of 2:48.71.

With a finishing time of 1:02.35, junior Bauer secure the first place in the 100 free.

“We did good it was a solid team effort and both teams came away with the win. [For the boys] it was a dominating win and everybody swam well. [Now] we need to focus on skill things like dives and turns,” said Bauer.

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