Lloyd Aquatic Center Opens with Swimming/Diving Sweep of Hill

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Kiersten Donnelly ’21

Mercersburg’s 41,000-square foot Lloyd Aquatic Center hosted its first competition December 14, when the Blue Storm’s boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams swept Mid-Atlantic Prep League rival The Hill School in a dual meet. The Blue Storm girls earned a 109-75 victory over the Blues, with the Storm boys posting a 110-59 win. 

VIDEO LINKS:
See coverage of the meet from Fox 43 (WPMT-TV) in Harrisburg/York.
View a recap video from the day.

Watch a replay of the entire meet broadcast

The Mercersburg boys won nine of 12 events, with the Storm girls grabbing eight of 12 events.
(PDF of full meet results)

MERCERSBURG INDIVIDUAL EVENT WINNERS
Boys

200 yard freestyle: Alex Edwards ’21, 1:45.50
200 individual medley: Jonah Harm ’20, 1:53.69
50 freestyle: Jake Evert ’20, 20.36
100 butterfly: Andy Armbruster ’21, 51.38
100 free: Jake Evert ’20, 45.69
500 free: Teddy Blake ’23, 4:51.87
200 free relay: Jake Evert ’20/Andy Armbruster ’21/Peem Pibuldham ’22/Clark Bayer ’22, 1:27.36
100 backstroke: Jonah Harm ’20, 51.58
400 free relay: Jonah Harm ’20/Clark Bayer ’22/Alex Edwards ’21/Andy Armbruster ’21, 3:16.43​

Girls
200-yard medley relay: Isabel Lewis ’21/Isabella Van Ess ’22/Kiersten Donnelly ’21/ Jade Matthias ’22, 1:54.41
200 individual medley: Isabella Van Ess ’22, 2:12.64
50 freestyle: Jade Matthias ’22, 25.27
100 butterfly: Kiersten Donnelly ’21, 1:00.98
100 free: Jade Matthias ’22, 55.98
200 free relay: Jade Matthias ’22/Bryce Mitchell ’21/Sabine Ellison ’21/Isabella Van Ess ’22, 1:43.14
100 breaststroke: Isabella Van Ess ’22, 1:10.12
400 free relay: Sabine Ellison ’21/Bryce Mitchell ’21/Kiersten Donnelly ’21/Amanda Peh ’22, 3:54.30

In diving, Mercersburg’s Maggie Betkowski ’21 (second place), Stapley Curwen ’20 (fourth), and Megan McGregor ’20 (fifth) took three of the top five spots in the girls’ competition.
 

Mason Green ’23

The Lloyd Aquatic Center is located on the east side of campus, adjacent to Nolde Gymnasium and between the Hale Field House and baseball field. It includes the 50-meter (Olympic size) Furnary Pool, which can be configured through a system of movable bulkheads for competitions and training sessions at 25-yard (short course) and 50-meter (long course) distances, and to host official USA Swimming and USA Diving events.

A diving area (as part of the configuration) serves as a home and competition space for Mercersburg’s diving program, and the multiple configurations will allow for maximum flexibility and use by all members of the school community, from competitive swimmers and divers to athletic training and recovery workouts, kayaking and other instructional courses, and as a hub for the fitness of students, employees, and families.

The Lloyd Aquatic Center is named for Board of Regents member Philip A. Lloyd ’65, his wife, Peggy, and their daughters, former Mercersburg swimmers and divers Kim ’90 and Bebe ’94. The Furnary Pool honors Tony Furnary ’76, a leading cardiothoracic surgeon who was a standout swimmer and student at Mercersburg.

Mercersburg’s swimmers and divers return to action Saturday, January 11, in a tri-meet against Peddie School and McDonogh School in Hightstown, NJ.