Tyrone Eagle Eye News

Filed under Showcase, Swimming

Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






An 11 year-old Tyrone record was broken by Bishop Guilfoyle’s exchange student Songmian Wang. Wang, who is from China, swam a 2:08.45 in the 200 individual medley, a second faster than the previous record set by Ethan Nulton in 2007.

“I am so glad I [broke the record]! I was very close to the record at [the] last meet, so coach and I did some work on my turns, which help[ed] me improve,” said Wang.

The girls crushed Penns Valley 107-49. Due to the fact that PV had no male swimmers, the Tyrone boys scored 124 points. Both teams records increase to a 2-0 winning streak.

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

Tyrone vs. Penns Valley

Girls: Tyrone 107, Penns Valley- 49

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

I’m proud of Songmian for working hard and showing people that our team is always improving and setting our own new records! ”

— Mae Decker

Sophomore Coleman won the 100 fly with a time of 1:10.02.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s junior McConnell took first place in the 100 breast. Her time was 1:17.02.

Sarah Manna worked for a first place in the 200 IM with a 2:50.67 time.

Freshman Sarah M. Hoover took first place in the 500 free (7:09.43) and second place in the 200 free (2:35.25).

M. Decker placed second in the 100 back, dropping three seconds in the process for a final time of 1:06.59.

I’m proud of Songmian for working hard and showing people that our team is always improving and setting our own new records! We have people getting best times already and spirits are high for the season. I hope that our times will keep improving and that we can continue to be an extremely positive and supportive team,” said M. Decker.

Victoria Reese improved in the 100 free by a second from her previous time. She took second place in the event with a 1:01.77.

Isabella Rhoades stole second place in the 200 IM. Her finishing time was 3:00.11.

Ellie Oakes earned second place in the 100 fly with a time of 1:28.57.

Senior Hannah Gampe placed second in the 500 free (8:11.63) and third in the 200 free (3:02.99).

Junior Callie Maceno secured two third places in the 200 IM (3:03.31) and 100 fly (1:31.74).

Sophomore S.E. Hoover worked off a second in the 100 breast, finishing in third place for a time of 1:17.36.

“The team all worked really hard and got some great times for it being one of our first meets. It was really cool to see a teammate break a record in the second meet of the season! It makes me excited to see what is going to come,” said S.E. Hoover.

Cate Baran earned a third place in the 100 back with a final time of 1:14.74.

Bellwood’s Cynthia Baldwin took third place in the 500 free. Her time was 10:07.36.

Sophomore Sarah Jackson dropped 13 seconds from her previous time in the 100 free for a final time of 1:28.86.

Freshman Lydia Irvin worked off two seconds in the 100 free to earn a 1:32.62 time.

Boys: Tyrone- 124

The boys team swept in all three relay events. Songmian Wang, Yelda Skov, Matt Lenze, and Jacob Decker secured two first places in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay. Another boys team consisting of Parker Bayard, Carter Maceno, Colin Yaudes, and Hunter Gregg earned first place in the 200 medley relay and second place in the 400 free relay.

Wang broke the 200 IM record set by Ethan Nulton in 2007. Wang swam a 2:08.45 and earned a first place in the event. He also took first place in the 100 fly with a time of 59.81.

This is an amazing team. Everyone [on] the team has enthusiasm for swimming. I enjoy every practice with [my teammates]!”

— Songmian Wang

This is an amazing team. Everyone [on] the team has enthusiasm for swimming. I enjoy every practice with [my teammates]!” said Wang.

Senior J. Decker was another double winner for the boys team in the 200 free (2:02.28) and 100 back (59.48). He improved in both event, dropping a second in the freestyle and two seconds in the backstroke.

Danish foreign exchange student Skov was the final double winner for the Tyrone team. He won first place in the 100 free (54.32) and the 100 breast (1:09.98), where he also worked off three seconds from his previous time.

Bishop Guilfoyle freshman Bayard stole first place in the 100 free with a time of 24.28. He also took second place in the 100 back, working off six seconds in the process for a final time of 1:00.90.

Bellwood’s Gregg finished in first place in the 500 free (6:28.08) and in second place in the 50 free (28.28).

Junior Lenze earned two second places in the 100 fly (1:05.26) and 100 breast (1:09.99), where he also improved by a second from his previous time.

Sophomore Yaudes secured two second places in the 200 IM (2:34.70) and 100 free (1:06.22).

“We did great. They had short sumbers, but they were great swimmers,” said Yaudes.

Aden McCracken worked for a second place in the 200 free with a 2:35.09 time.

Senior Maceno took second place in the 500 free, dropping 19 seconds from his previous time for a final time of 6:29.42. He also got third place in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:22.47 time.

Bellwood senior Brendan McCaulley stole third place in the 50 free with a time of 37.17.

Senior Noah Irvin earned third place in the 100 free. His time was 1:28.90.

Ben DelBaggio worked for a third place in the 500 free with a finishing time of 8:09.86.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Contributors
Hannah Gampe, Editor in Chief

Hello! My name is Hannah and I’m (finally) a senior at TAHS. I hope to be writing the swim stories and other student and alumni spotlights. This is my...

Emma Hoover, Features Editor

Hi, my name is Emma Hoover, and I am a Senior at TAHS.  This summer I was a Lifeguard at Delgrosso's Amusement Park.  During the school year, I’m a...

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Left
  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Faculty and Staff News

    ‘Be Golden’ Staff Member of the Week: Billie Tate

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Boys Basketball

    Tyrone Boys Dominate BEA; Fall to Johnstown in Final Seconds

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Girls Basketball

    Tyrone’s Shaw Joins the 1,000 Point Club

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Faculty and Staff News

    Have Your Teachers Been Disappearing?

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    FFA

    Tyrone Sophomore Earns Scholarship to Attend FFA Leadership Conference

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Wrestling

    Not Enough People; Not Enough Wins: Forfeits Result in Loss to Hollidaysburg

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Student News

    Tyrone Mock Trial Brings Home Awards

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Swimming

    Tyrone Swimming Reaches New Heights Over Cambria Heights

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Student News

    Tyrone Takes Over Bellwood’s Escape Room

  • Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet

    Special Events

    Snowball Tickets Are On Sale Now

Navigate Right
The voice of the Tyrone Area High School
Record Broken by Wang at Second Swim Meet