Tyrone Swims to Double Win vs Ligonier Valley

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Several Tyrone swimmers competed for the final time as the boys and girls swims team crushed Ligonier Valley on Thursday, February 14th.  Several individual swimmers recorded double wins on the evening.

“Our team practiced hard this season and it payed off. Our record of 9-1 shows it,” said sophomore double winner Madison Coleman.

It’s really sad to know that it’s over. swimming has been a huge part of my life for seven years, and I will surely miss it,”

— Senior Gwen Daugherty

Girls- Tyrone: 112   Ligonier Valley: 56

The girls 200 yard medley relay team of Mae Decker, Fiona McConnell, Madison Coleman, and Sarah Hoover took first place with a time of 2:05.24. They also took first place in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:17.37.

Sophomore Coleman took first place in both the 50 yard freestyle (26.37) and 100 yard freestyle (58.80).  Coleman should be seeded high in both events as the team begins to prepare for the district championship meet in early March.

Junior Fiona McConnell also secured two first places in both the 200 yard freestyle (2:13.38) dropping time from her previous time of 2:14.11, and first place in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time 1:16.05.

The girls swept the 100 yard breaststroke event with senior Gwen Daugherty placing third with a final time of 1:25.64 dropping time from the previous swim meet.

Freshman Sarah M. Hoover placed second in both the 200 yard freestyle (2:23.01) and the 500 yard freestyle (6:47.42).

Boys- Tyrone: 121   Ligonier Valley: 32

The boys 200 medley relay team of Jacob Decker, Matt Lenze, Songmian Wang, Hjalte Skov took first place with a time of 1:59.60.  The second relay team of Nick Delbaggio, Collin Yaudes, Carter Maceno, and Hunter Gregg came in second (2:08.74).

Junior Songmian Wang finishes first in both the 200 yard individual medley (2:23.36) and the 100 yard butterfly (1:00.40).

The boys swept the 100 yard butterfly taking first, second, and third place with Aden McCracken dropping three seconds, coming in third place.

Senior Jacob Decker was a double winner in the 500 yard freestyle (5:15.60) and in the 100 yard backstroke (1:06.33).

This was the final high school meet for many of the seniors on the swim team.

“It’s really sad to know that it’s over. swimming has been a huge part of my life for seven years, and I will surely miss it,” said senior Daugherty.

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