Swimmers/Divers Dispatch Hill

Sunday, January 23, 2022

In a dual meet against traditional rival and Mid-Atlantic Prep League foe The Hill School, Mercersburg’s swimming and diving teams won a combined 20 of the 24 events contested en route to a sweep of the host Blues January 22 in Pottstown, PA.

The Blue Storm boys claimed 11 of 12 events to outdistance Hill by a 131–55 score, with the Storm girls winning nine of 12 events to earn a 128–56 win.

In an unusual occurrence, the top two Mercersburg teams in the girls’ 200-yard medley (the meet’s opening event) tied for the top spot with an identical 1:53.85. The first quartet included Alexis Coates ’24, Lily Gugino ’24, Laura Wargo ’22, and Crystal Yuen ’24; the second was comprised of Finia Steeg ’23, Maddie Koutavas ’22, Amanda Peh ’22, and Jade Matthias ’22.

Individual event winners included:

Girls
200 medley relay: two tied, 1:53.85
200 free: Yuen, 2:02.11
50 free: Wargo, 25.95
1-meter diving: Clare Ip ’23, 161.00 points
100 free: Matthias, 55.92
200 free relay: Yuen/Wargo/Isabella Van Ess ’22/Ava Harrington ’24, 1:41.95
100 backstroke: Ingrid Janney ’24, 59.58
100 breaststroke: Koutavas, 1:07.18
400 free relay: Harrington/Matthias/Van Ess/Yuen, 3:43.23

Boys
200 medley relay: Teddy Blake ’23/Jerry Wei ’25/Jacob Pishko ’22/C.J. Sheldon ’22, 1:38.73
200 free: Blake, 1:50.99
200 individual medley: Mark Van Eybergen ’23, 2:01.66
50 free: Ryan Nordheim ’22, 21.33
1-meter diving: Pete Curtis ’22, 212.70
100 butterfly: Nick Green ’25, 55.16
100 free: Peem Pibuldham ’22, 47.27
200 free relay: Nordheim/Mason Green ’23/Van Eybergen/Blake, 1:28.58
100 back: Pishko, 52.10
100 breast: M. Green, 1:02.50
400 free relay: Van Eybergen/Nordheim/Blake/Jake Thompson ’23, 3:15.46

Full meet results

Mercersburg hosts a pair of regional swimming powers Friday, January 28, in the Lloyd Aquatic Center’s Furnary Pool, when the Storm boys face off with La Salle College High School of Philadelphia and the girls tangle with Madeira School of McLean, Va. The event starts at 4 p.m.


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