Tyrone Swimmers Downed by Mifflin County; Boys 85-65, Girls 98-72

Despite the loss, several Tyrone swimmers posted personal best times at the meet

Saige McElwain, Kayla Bilger

The Tyrone boys and girls swim team put up a good fight on Friday with many dropped times, but Tyrone could not claim the win against Mifflin County. The boys fell by the score of 85-65, while the girls lost 98-72.

“We swam well and had good times and races,” said Coach Tom Getz. “There were a lot of personal bests across the board.”

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Tyrone vs. Mifflin County 1-15-16

Girls: Tyrone- 72 , Mifflin County- 98

The girls relay of Allison Hosko, Abby Luensmann, Emma Hoover and Emily Beam won first in the 400 free relay. Other relays scored a second and two third places.

Beam was the only first place for the girls. She won the 200 IM and improved by six seconds.

We swam well and had good times and races. There were a lot of personal bests across the board.”

— Coach Tom Getz

“I think the team did good,” said Bellwood junior Saige McElwain. “Dropped time is good and shows hard work [from] practice.”

McElwain worked off a second in the 50 free and two seconds in the 100 butterfly

“The team did really good,” Hannah Gampe said. “I was really surprised at how well we all did.”

Gampe dropped nine seconds in her 200 free time and 18 seconds in her 500 free time.

Six other girls improved at the meet. Hosko dropped second in the 200 IM. Both Kayla Bilger and E. Hoover worked off five seconds in the 200 free. In the 100 back, Olivia Thomas dropped four seconds from the previous meet. Molly Fadgen worked off a second in the 100 breaststroke. Madison Branstetter improve in the 500 free by seven seconds.

“[We just need to] be more serious at practice and push ourselves harder,” McElwain said.

Boy: Tyrone- 65, Mifflin County- 85

Bryce Bauer, Ben McConnell, Collin Rhoades and Austin Quinn won a first for the boys team in the 200 medley relay. Two second places were scored by other relays.

“We did good for being a smaller team and not everyone there,” said Bauer. “We had a couple of good races, dropped time and first and second places.”

A double winner from the boys was McConnell, who placed in the 200 IM and the 100 breast. He improved in the 200 IM by two seconds.

We swam hard, but lower numbers messed us up.”

— Carter Maceno

Two single first place winners were Quinn and Rhoades. Quinn won the 100 free, while Rhoades scored in the 200 free.

“We swam hard, but lower numbers messed us up,” freshman Carter Maceno said. “[We need to work on] time drops and working on beating the person in front of us.”

Senior Chase Maceno improved by seven seconds in the 100 breaststroke.

“[I hope we] swim our best and have a good meet,” Bauer said about his goals for the next meet.