Tyrone Swimming Reaches New Heights Over Cambria Heights

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The Tyrone girls and boys swim teams blew Cambria Heights out of the water on January 4th. The girls won 109-60, while the boys dominated 137-13.

Both the girls and boys increased their records, 3-1. Both teams look forward to their next meet against Huntingdon, one of the most challenging meets of the year.

“[To win against Huntingdon] everyone needs to swim their hearts out and give everything they got,” said Bishop Guilfoyle freshman Parker Bayard.

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

Tyrone vs Cambria Heights

Girls: Tyrone- 109, Cambria Heights- 60

The team of Mae Decker, Sarah E. Hoover, Madison Coleman, and Fiona McConnell won first place in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.

Junior M. Decker earned two first places in the 500 free (5:58.89) and 100 back (1:09.85).

Sophomore Coleman also secured two first places for the team in the 50 free (26.21) and the 100 free (59.64).

All we need to do [to keep doing well] is work hard at practice and keep striving to do our best at meets.”

— Isabella Rhoades

McConnell took first place in the 100 breast, where she dropped a second from her previous time for a final time of 1:15.84. She also won second place in the 50 free with a 27.99 time.

Freshman Sarah M. Hoover placed first in the 200 free event with a time of 2:24.62, improving by a second from her previous time in the event. She also placed third in the 500 free with a 6:45.23 time, working off six seconds from her previous time.

The girls team was up against some good swimmers and still placed extremely well. I hope we can continue to drop our times and win the rest of our meets this season,” said S.M. Hoover. 

Sophomore S.E. Hoover earned two second places in the 200 IM (2:33.92) and in the 100 breast (1:18.49).

Victoria Reese placed second in the 100 back with a time of 1:11.18.

Junior Cate Baran secured a second place in the 100 free with a 1:04.47 time. She also stole third place in the 100 back, working off two seconds in the process. Her final time in the event was 1:12.81.

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Sarah Manna took second place in the 200 free (2:34.13) and third place in the 100 free (1:09.07).

Freshman Isabella Rhoades stole third place in the 100 fly. She worked off five seconds in the event for a finishing time of 1:24.71.

“The teams did really well. Everyone did their best even if they didn’t drop time. All we need to do [to keep doing well] is work hard at practice and keep striving to do our best at meets,” said Rhoades.

Senior Hannah Gampe dropped a second in the 200 free for a finishing time of 3:09.85.

In the 200 IM, Maddie Diebold improved by two seconds from her previous time to finish with a time of 3:28.98.

Bellwood’s Kali Stivers dropped a second in the 50 free. Her finishing time was 30.99.

Ellie Oakes worked off six seconds in the 100 fly for a final time of 1:27.34.

Boys: Tyrone- 137, Cambria Heights- 13

Jacob Decker, Matt Lenze, Songmian Wang, and Hjalte Skov placed first in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. Another team of Tyrone boys also won first place in the 400 free relay and second in the 200 medley relay.

The Tyrone boys swept six of the eight individual events, taking first, second and third place in the 200 free, 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 free, 100 back, and 100 breast events.

In the 200 free, Hunter Gregg took first place (2:28.62), followed by Carter Maceno in second place (2:21.29), and Ben Delbaggio in third place (2:51.43).

The teams did a good job as a whole on beating their personal records and executing to get the win.”

— Parker Bayard

Sweeping the 200 IM, Wang stole first place (2:19.83) with Colin Yaudes coming in second place (2:31.14), dropping four seconds from his previous time. Nick Delbaggio earned third place in the event and improved by two seconds for a final time of 2:42.57.

“It was a good, exciting meet. The teams did a good job as a whole on beating their personal records and executing to get the win,” said Bayard.

The 100 fly event resulted in Wang winning first place with a 57.39 time, working off a second in the process. Lenze secured second place (1:07.27), followed by Aden McCracken in third place (1:22.50).

In the 100 free, Skov earned first place (54.13) with Brendan McCaulley finishing in second place (1:18.56) and Noah Irvin coming in third place (1:25.92).

The 100 backstroke ended with J. Decker in first place, who dropped a second from his previous time (59.94). Bayard worked for a second place in the back (1:02.95) with N. DelBaggio following in third place (1:17.60).

Stealing the 100 breaststroke, Skov placed first (1:10.68) with Lenze in second place (1:12.49) and Yaudes in third place (1:17.47).

Gregg won first place in the 500 free with a time of  6:21.77.

Bayard stole first place in the 50 free. His time was 24.73.

With a time of 24.75, J. Decker took second place in the 50 free.

Maceno placed second with a 6:33.32 time in the 500 free.

Junior B. DelBaggio improved by six seconds in the 500 free with a finishing time of 7:54.62.

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