Girls Swimming Sneaks in Win Against Huntingdon While Boys Grow Stronger

The swim team split the meet against the Bearcats on Monday, January 15th.

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After a long three weeks of practice, the girls swim team finally came out on top against the Huntingdon Bearcats. This is the first time in recent memory that any Tyrone swim team has trumped Huntingdon.

“The girls team did great. They were down by a few points in the beginning, but were able to secure a win in the end,” said senior Matt Beam about the girl’s victory.

The Tyrone swim team split the meet between Huntingdon. The girls squeaked by with a win of 88-82, while the boys were sunk 112-58.

The meet took place at Juniata College, so the pool was measured in meters. Meter pools add three feet onto each 25 yards. This extra yardage makes the 500 yard free event turn into the 400 meter free.

[This win] makes the girls have a lot more confidence going into the next few meets knowing that we did something that Tyrone swimming has ever done before.”

— Cate Baran

Although this does affect the swimmers’ times, the times used are from the conversion time sheet from the meet.

Click the link below to download a PDF of the meet results:

Tyrone vs. Huntingdon 1-15-18

Girls: Tyrone- 88, Huntingdon- 82

The team of Fiona McConnell, Mae Decker, Sarah Hoover, and Madison Coleman won first in the 200 meter relay.

McConnell and M. Decker both were double winners individually for the girls team.

Bishop Guilfoyle sophomore McConnell won the 100 meter free (1:01.02) and 100 meter breaststroke (1:16.43).

M. Decker placed first in the 200 meter free (2:15.40) and 400 meter free. She dropped eight seconds from the last meet, finishing with a 6:01.56 time.

“[This win] makes the girls have a lot more confidence going into the next few meets knowing that we did something that Tyrone swimming has ever done before,” said Baran.

Coleman stole first place in the 100 meter fly event. She improved by one second in the event to place with a time of 1:10.62. Coleman also placed second in the 50 meter free with a 25.97 time.

Sophomore Cate Baran earned a second place in the 100 meter back (1:14.42) and a third in the 100 meter free (1:10.01).

Freshman Hoover placed second with a 2:36.33 time in the 200 meter IM. In the 100 meter breast, she dropped a second her previous time to place third with a 1:17.98 time.

“We did very well overall. We all tried our hardest and it paid off,” said S. Hoover.

Sarah Manna worked for a third place in the 200 meter IM. She finished with a time of 2:50.68.

Lucia Isenburg placed third in the 100 meter backstroke (1:17.40).

Junior Hannah Gampe dropped a second from her previous 200 meter free time (2:46.58) and six seconds in the 400 meter free (7:13.74). 

In the 200 meter IM event, Callie Maceno worked off three seconds, placing with a time of 3:02.77.

Boys: Tyrone- 58, Huntingdon- 112

Jacob Decker, Matt Lenze, Carter Maceno, and Bryce Bauer placed second in the 200 meter medley relay and the 400 free relay.

The only first place won individually from the boys team was from J. Decker in the 100 meter back. He dropped two seconds from his previous time, finishing with a time of 1:04.22. He also won a second place in the 100 meter free (54.89) and improved by a second in the event.

[We won’t] let [the loss] bring us down. We walked with our heads held high and we’re going to work hard to prepare for the next meet.”

— Matt Beam

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Lenze earned two second places in the 100 meter fly (1:02.68) and the 100 meter breaststroke (1:10.26). He worked off five seconds in the fly and two seconds in the breast.

“Even though the boys team didn’t win, we gave it our all and that’s what matters. You can’t win them all. [We won’t] let that bring us down. We walked with our heads held high and we’re going to work hard to prepare for the next meet,” said Beam.

Bauer stole a second in the 200 meter free event (2:20.98) and a third place in the 50 free (29.08).

Maceno won a second place in the 400 meter free event and posted a time of 6:49.61.

Ben DelBaggio placed third in the 400 meter free with a time of 7:56.57.

Bellwood junior Hunter Gregg  improved by three seconds from his previous 200 meter free time. His time was a 2:37.87.

In the 200 meter IM, Beam dropped 12 seconds to finish with a 3:05.51 time.

Aden McCracken worked off four seconds from his previous 100 free time to place with a 1:12.28.

Morgan Myers had a 9:18.18 time in the 400 meter free event. She dropped an impressive 31 seconds from her previous time.

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