Swim Season Opens With a Double Win

The Tyrone Swim Team stole the double win from the Bellefonte team in the season opener. Both the boys and girls team swept the board with points. The boys scored 106-52, while the girls had a comfortable lead of 98-67 last Friday night.

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Tyrone vs Bellefonte Full Results

Girls: Tyrone- 98, Bellefonte- 67

The Tyrone girls relays struggled a bit in the beginning with two DQs in the 200 yard medley relay. However, the girls picked up the slack in the 200 free relay, where the team of Mae Decker, Sarah Manna, Anastasia Slobodnik and Cate Baran placed first.

“There was some silly mistakes, but we won. We did good for the first meet. We need to work on double hand turns and the basic things, ” said senior Allie Hosko.

McConnell, Gwen Dougherty and Allison Hosko swept up first, second and third place in the 50 free.

McConnell also placed first in the 100 yard breaststroke with a 1:18.79.

“Winning the season opener builds our confidence. Our size helped us a lot. We got more events and formed more relays,” said Bishop Guilfoyle freshman Fiona McConnell.

Freshman M. Decker placed first in the 500 free with a time of 6:03.12. She also won the 100 backstroke with a 1:09.44.

Boys: Tyrone- 106, Bellefonte- 52

The boys relays placed first in all three possible relays, the 200 medley, the 200 free, and the 400 free. Two of three winning relays were composed of Jacob Decker, Matt Lenze, Blake Slobodnik and Austin Quinn.

“We did fantastic, but we need to work on placing. Our size helped us a lot. We had someone in every event.” Matt Beam

The boys team also had a sweep in the 50 free, like the girls, with Quinn, Bryce Bauer and Brendan Kowalski.

The only double win from the boys side came from Slobodnik in the 200 IM (2:19.97) and the 500 free (6:00.09).

J. Decker placed first with a 2:04.57 in the 200 free.

In the 100 yard breast, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Matt Lenze and Jules Collet, a French exchange student, placed first and second. Lenze with a 1:13.80 and Collet with 1:24.45.  

“I thought we did great for the amount of first year swimmers we had. [We need to work on] our fundamentals and technique. It was a big jump start to a good season,” said Carter Maceno.