Tyrone Swimming defeats Cambria Heights; 2-1 Winning Record Returns

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The Tyrone Golden Eagle swim teams triumphed over Cambria Heights on Thursday, December 21. The girls dominated with a score of 106-63, while the boys had a crushing score of 104-48.

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

Tyrone vs Cambria Heights

Girls: Tyrone- 106, Cambria Heights- 63

Mae Decker, Fiona McConnell, Madison Coleman, and Sarah Hoover placed first in 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

Bishop Guilfoyle sophomore McConnell was the only individual double first place winners for the girls team. She placed first the 50 free (27.11) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.75). She dropped three seconds from her previous breaststroke time.

The camaraderie this year [is really good]. We are a real team.”

— Lucia Isenburg

M. Decker earned a first place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:32.26. She also place second in the 500 free with a finishing time of 6:09.25.

Sarah Manna worked for a first place in the 200 free with a 2:28.00 time. She also placed third in the 100 free. Her time was 1:06.89.

“[We did] really well at the meet. I hope many people on the team improve throughout the season and possibly go to Districts. [We need to] keep working hard,” said Bishop Guilfoyle swimmer Manna.

Coleman earned a first place in the 100 free (59.56) and a second place in the 100 butterfly (1:11.74).

S. Hoover worked off a second from her previous 100 breast time. She finished second with a time of 1:18.64.

Freshman Lucia Isenberg earned two second places in both the 200 free (2:38.15) and 100 backstroke (1:17.52).

“The camaraderie this year [is really good]. We are a real team. [We need to improve on] turns. [It’s] where we would lose a race. I’d like to see more effort at practice. We are [at practice] to get better,” said swimmer Isenberg.

Bellwood junior Olivia Thomas placed third in the 100 back and dropped three seconds for a final time of 1:19.79.

Junior Hannah Gampe earned a third place in the 200 free with a 2:47.40 time.

Jamyson Focht swam a 30.23 time in the 50 free to finish third in the event.

Emma Hoover improved in the 100 butterfly event by seven seconds from the previous meet.

Olivia Reese worked off five seconds in the 100 butterfly from her previous time.

Gwen Dougherty dropped six seconds from her last time in the 100 free event.

Sophomore Callie Maceno improved by three seconds in the 500 free from the previous meet.

Boys: Tyrone- 104, Cambria Heights- 48

Various relay teams from the Golden Eagle Boys swim team earned two first places, two second places, and two third places, for a total of 28 points.

I’d say that that was our best meet so far of the season. [Our] spirit was up. Everyone was doing their best to beat Cambria and Cambria was doing their best to beat us.”

— Jacob Decker

Matt Lenze and Jacob Decker both had double individual wins for the boys team.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Lenze placed first in the 100 butterfly (1:07.42) and the 100 breaststroke (1:12.55).

“[We did] excellent. I’d say that that was our best meet so far of the season. [Our] spirit was up. Everyone was doing their best to beat Cambria and Cambria was doing their best to beat us. We took it in the end, but Cambria made for excellent competition. [We need to improve on] our technical work. We’ve been having a lot of DQ’s and we need to work on that,” said junior J. Decker.

J. Decker swam in both the 100 free (55.45) and 100 back, stealing first in both events. He dropped three seconds from his previous backstroke time, finishing with a 1:06.17 time.

Senior Bryce Bauer earned a first place in the 200 free with a time of 2:20.52. In the 50 free, Bauer placed second with a 27.05 time.

Freshman Colin Yaudes took first place in the 200 IM. He dropped six second from his previous time, finishing with a 2:40.30. Yaudes also worked for a 1:19.87 time in the 100 breast to claim second place in the event.

“I think we did good and worked hard. Our flip turns were good. [We need to improve] our dives. I hope our breathing at finishes improves,” said Yaudes.

Matt Beam earned two second places in both the 100 butterfly (1:26.33) and 100 back (1:26.88).

Bellwood swimmer Hunter Gregg placed second in the 500 free with an improved time of 7:08.81, working off 29 seconds in the event. He also placed second in the 200 free (2:40.20).

Ben DelBaggio earned two third places in the 200 free (2:44.00) and 500 free. He dropped nine seconds from his previous 500 free time to finish with a time of 7:29.94.

In the 100 free, Aden McCracken dropped three seconds with a final time of 1:16.72.

Madyson Bungo improved by four seconds in the 100 back, finishing with a 1:45.57 time.

I hope that we can get our new swimmers up into the best shape we can [be] and to create a good environment for all our swimmers,” said swimmer J. Decker.

The Tyrone swim team hopes to improve over the next two weeks before their first away meet in January.

 

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