Six Swimmers Podium at District Championships

The boys 200 medley relay record was shattered yet again at Districts

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The Tyrone District team excelled at District Championships last weekend, March 2nd-3rd. The boys 200 medley relay broke the previous record that was set last year at Districts. All four boys earned a silver medal on the podium. The girls 200 medley relay received bronze medals for their accomplishment of third place in the event.

“We did very well for being a young team. I’m looking forward for the next couple years. [It was awesome] to be there with my teammates and cheering each other on. [It was nice] to see that all the hard work paid off. It makes you want to work harder for next year,” said Coleman.

Individual podium placers include:

Tyrone freshman Madison Coleman- two bronze medals

Bishop Guilfoyle sophomore Fiona McConnell- one bronze medal

Tyrone sophomore Mae Decker- two sixth place ribbons

Tyrone freshman Sarah Hoover- one sixth place ribbon

Tyrone junior Jacob Decker- one bronze medal

Bishop Guilfoyle sophomore Matt Lenze- one fourth place ribbon and one sixth place ribbon

We had so many people swim fantastic races and those who were not swimming were cheering like crazy. It was nice to be on the podium and it was amazing to watch my teammates hold their ribbons and medals with huge smiles on the podium.”

— Mae Decker

All 16 swimmers that represented Tyrone at Districts did an amazing job and swam their best.

Click the link below to view the official results from the 2018 PIAA District 6 championship:

PIAA DISTRICT 6 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Girls: Tied 5th overall with 120 points

The girls team of Mae Decker, Fiona McConnell, Maddie Coleman, and Sarah Hoover earned a third place in the 200 medley relay. They dropped four seconds from their initial seed time to place with a time of 1:58.59. The girls each received a bronze medal for their accomplishment.

The same group of four girls placed sixth in the 200 free relay. They worked off four seconds from their seed time for a final time of 1:47.57.

Sarah Manna, Gwen Dougherty, Callie Maceno, and Cate Baran took ninth place in the 400 free relay event. Their final time was 4:28.33.

Freshman Coleman ended up with two bronze medals individually, placing third in both the 50 free and 100 free. She dropped two seconds in the 100 free for a finishing time of 56.71. Her final time in the 50 free was 25.94.

“We did really well! Most people dropped time and the boys got a new record. I really loved seeing my friends do well [and podium],” said sophomore McConnell.

McConnell secured a third place in the 100 breast. She worked off two seconds from her seed time with a time of 1:12.78. She also placed ninth in the 50 free with a 26.95 time.

Sophomore M. Decker stole two sixth place ribbons individually in the 500 free and 100 back event. She dropped two seconds in the 500 to finish with a 5:59.27. She also improved by a second in the back. Her final time was 1:05.87.

We had so many people swim fantastic races and those who were not swimming were cheering like crazy. It was nice to be on the podium and it was amazing to watch my teammates hold their ribbons and medals with huge smiles on the podium,” said M. Decker.

Hoover took a sixth place ribbon in the 100 breast, dropping three seconds from her seed time to finish with a 1:15.94. She also placed 14th in the 200 free. Hoover’s final time of 2:18.20 was three seconds faster than her previous seed time.

Sophomore Baran earned a tenth in the 100 back. She dropped two seconds for a final time of 1:09.07. Baran was also 18th in the 200 free, improving by three seconds from her seed time. Her finishing time was 2:23.14.

Manna finished 20th in the 100 free (1:05.03) and 21st in the 50 free (28.59).

In the 100 fly, Callie Maceno, unfortunately, was disqualified due to a stroke violation.

Boys: Placed 4th overall with 100 points

Jacob Decker, Matt Lenze, Carter Maceno, and Bryce Bauer broke the 200 medley relay record with a time of 1:51.12. They dropped three seconds from their initial seed time. Each swimmer earned a silver medal for second place

The same four boys placed seventh in the 200 free relay. They worked off a second in the event for a final time of 1:42.91.

Lots of people went their best times, and everyone had a good time. The whole team can agree that it was a great year, and that we’re gonna miss the seniors that left,” said J. Decker. 

The team of Matt Beam, Nick DelBaggio, Hunter Gregg, and Colin Yaudes earned fifth place in the 400 free relay. Their final time was 4:09.17.

 It felt like the season’s worth of work finally paid off.”

— Matt Lenze

Junior J. Decker finished third in the 100 back, securing a bronze medal individually. He improved by one second in the back to place with a time of 59.81. J. Decker was also tenth place in the 50 free with a final time of 23.87.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Lenze took fourth in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:06.43 time. He worked off two seconds from his seed time in the breast event. Lenze also stole sixth place in the 100 butterfly. His final time was 1:01.66, which is one second faster than his initial seed time.

We had several  high finishes on the podium including myself. It felt like the season’s worth of work finally paid off [when I placed]. We did really well as a whole team,” said Lenze.

Freshman Yaudes placed tenth in the 200 IM (2:33.96) and 15th in the 100 breast (1:16.13).

DelBaggio earned 12th place in the 200 IM. He worked off three seconds in the IM, finishing with a 2:37.64. He also tied for 13th place in the 100 breast. His time was 1:16.05, dropping a second in the process.

Junior Carter Maceno secured a 12th place in the 100 butterfly. He worked off a second from his initial seed time to finish with a 1:10.18 time. He also placed 21st in the 1oo free (1:01.32).

Senior Beam earned two 18th places in both the 200 free (2:23.22) and 100 back (1:17.83). He improved by seven seconds in the 200 free and nine seconds in the 100 backstroke.

Bauer was 20th in the 100 free and 23rd in the 50 free (25.98). He worked off a second in the 100 free. His final time was 58.35.

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