Swimmers/Divers Knock Off Kiski, Goretti

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Nick Green ’25

Mercersburg’s swimmers and divers earned victories over traditional rival Kiski (boys) and local foe St. Maria Goretti (boys and girls) February 8 in a meet scored as a double dual meet in the Lloyd Aquatic Center’s Furnary Pool.

The Blue Storm boys defeated Kiski 88.5–66.5 and Goretti 93–34, with the Storm girls prevailing over Goretti by a count of 92–43.

Top finishers for Mercersburg included:

Girls
200-yard medley relay: Isabella Van Ess ’22, Jade Matthias ’22, Alexis Coates ’24, Laura Wargo ’22/1:56.46
200 freestyle: Crystal Yuen ’24, 1:57.78
200 individual medley: Maddie Koutavas ’22, 2:13.54
50 free: Matthias, 24.81
100 butterfly: Matthias, 1:01.22
100 free: Sisi Guo ’25, 57.85
500 free: Grace Carter ’23, 5:39.81
200 free relay: Jojo Duerden ’23, Louisa Gunkelman ’25, Carter, Finia Steeg ’23/1:48.92
100 backstroke: Coates, 1:00.83
100 breaststroke: Koutavas, 1:08.28
400 free relay: Ava Harrington ’24, Guo, Carter, Coates/3:46.24

Boys
200 medley relay: Nick Green ’25, Ryan Kothari ’25, Jerry Wei ’25, Alfred Ma ’25/1:50.11
200 free: Peem Pibuldham ’22, 1:53.05
200 IM: Mason Green ’23, 2:04.32
50 free: Mark Van Eybergen, 22.73
1-meter diving: Pete Curtis ’22, 188.05 points
100 fly: Teddy Blake ’23, 55.01
100 free: N. Green, 51.73
500 free: Jacob Pishko ’22, 4:34.89
200 free relay: Blake, M. Green, Jake Thompson ’23, Roby Pong ’23/1:31.28
100 back: N. Green, 57.82
100 breast: Wei, 1:03.65
400 free relay: Van Eybergen, Pibuldham, Pishko, Manny Ponce ’23/3:26.68

Full meet results

The win over Kiski gives Mercersburg a point in the yearlong Centennial Cup standings. 

Mercersburg’s divers will compete Saturday, February 12, at the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Diving Invitational at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. The Blue Storm swimmers will now turn their full attention to the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held February 25–26 at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.


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