Talented Tigersharks Outswim Tyrone; Eagles Hope to Improve Throughout Season

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The Tyrone swim teams lost against Hollidaysburg on Monday, January 22nd. The girls were crushed from a 57-111, while the boys floundered under a 66-101 score.

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

Tyrone vs. Hollidaysburg 1-22-18

Girls: Tyrone- 57, Hollidaysburg- 111

Fiona McConnell, Mae Decker, Sarah Hoover, and Cate Baran earned a second place in the 200 free relay.

Our team did very well considering who we were swimming against.”

— Mae Decker

The only individual first place came from M. Decker in the 100 back with a time of 1:06.52. She also placed second in the 200 free (2:17.29).

“Our team did very well considering who we were swimming against and we had a lot of great times. I hope we keep our spirits high and that we have more people drop times [next] week when we race Ligonier Valley,” said M. Decker.

McConnell stole a second place in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:16.67 time. She also worked for a third in the 50 free to finish with a 27.46.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Sarah Manna placed third in the 200 IM event (2:47.08) and dropped three seconds from the previous meet.

S. Hoover took a third place in the 100 breast, following McConnell. She earned a 1:19.68 time.

“We tried our hardest to try to keep up. They’re very good at swimming, so we really focused on our times, but all in all, we did our best,” said sophomore Callie Maceno.

Gwen Dougherty improved by five seconds from her previous 200 free time to finish with a 2:37.26 time.

Baran worked off three seconds to place with a 1:07.24 in the 100 free event.

Boys: Tyrone- 66, Hollidaysburg- 101

The team of Jacob Decker, Matt Lenze, Carter Maceno, and Bryce Bauer placed second in the 200 medley relay.

Bishop Guilfoyle sophomore Lenze earned two first places in both the 100 fly (1:03.28)  and 100 breaststroke (1:09.03). He dropped a second from the previous meet in the breast.

“Our team put up a really good fight against Hollidaysburg. We need to have stronger mindsets when we are down. I hope we win the rest of the meet that we are capable of winning,” said Lenze.

J. Decker worked for an individual first place in the 100 back. He improved by a second in the event to finish with a time of 1:03.51. He also placed second in the 50 free with a 24.52.

Our team put up a really good fight against Hollidaysburg. We need to have stronger mindsets when we are down.”

— Matt Lenze

C. Maceno earned a second place in the 500 free (6:44.85) and a third in the 100 fly (1:15.52). He dropped five seconds in the 500 free and three seconds in the 100 fly.

Freshman Colin Yaudes earned a second place in the 100 breast right behind Lenze for a time of 1:21.71. He also stole a third place in the 500 free with a time of 6:47.30.

Bauer worked for a third place in the 200 free with a 2:21.87 time.

Bellwood freshman Hunter Gregg dropped seven seconds in the 200 free for a final time of 2:30.20.

Senior Matt Beam dropped three seconds in the 200 IM, placing fourth with 3:02.34 time.

“We did good against a bigger team. We need to work on our finishes. I hope we win our upcoming meets,” said Yaudes.

Ethan Carper improved by two seconds in the 100 free. He finished with a 1:21.80.

Morgan Myers worked off 30 seconds in the 500 free for a finishing time of 8:44.19.

In the 100 back, Madyson Bungo dropped eight seconds for a finishing time of 1:42.17.

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