January 30, 2010
Swim Teams Conclude Home Campaign with Meet
The men's and women's swim teams hosted their season finale against East Stroudsburg University and Drexel University at the Nelson Field House Pool on Saturday. This tri-meet marked the last home meet for the 2009-10 Husky seniors and there were many career best times.
For the women against East Stroudsburg, Allie Reed (Selinsgrove/Selinsgrove) had two individual first place finishes in the 50-free with a time of 25.05 and the 100-free with a time of 54.48. Reed was also part of the first place 200-medley relay team of Sarah Grawe (Stafford, VA/North Stafford), Brittany McNeil (Oxford/Oxford Area) and Madeline Barlow (Yardley/Pennsbury), who finished in a time of 1:51.69. The Huskies swept the 200-free and the 200-IM. In the 200-free, Miranda Steel (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) took first with a time of 1:59.63, Julia DeVincent (Maple Gen/Upper Dublin) took second in 2:02.92, and Kayla Weisenbach (Lincoln University/Avon Grove) finished third in 2:03.21. In the 200-IM Grawe finished first in a time of 2:17.17 and Kelsey Brooker (Stevens/Cocalico) took second in a time of 2:18.10. Other first place finishers for the Huskies included Ashley Carsia (Sugarloaf/Hazleton) in the 500-free in 5:13.79 and Barlow in the 100-fly in a time of 1:00.87. Senior Katie Liebig (Saylorsburg/Stroudsburg) swam her career best in the 200-fly with a time of 2:23.40, while sophomore Kelly Duggan (Chalfont/Central Bucks West) had two career best swims in the 100-breast with a time of 1:13.22 and the 200-breast with a time of 2:40.02.
For the men against Drexel, Ryan Lightner (Lebanon/Cedar Crest), Nick Ortlieb (North Wales/North Penn), Juan Castaneda (Shamokin/Shamokin Area), and David Mancinelli (Plymouth Meeting/Westmont Hilltop) led the Huskies with a first place finish in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:39.22. Mancinelli also took first in the 50-free with a time of 22.68, while Jeremy Frey (Pipersville/Central Bucks East) finished first in the 100-back in a time of 54.67. Other notable performances by the Huskies came from Ortlieb and Tim Dorsch (Schwenksville/Souderton Area) with second and third place finishes in the 100-breast. Ortlieb finished second with a time of 1:01.89, while Dorsch came in third at 1:02.64. Ben Safran (Doylestown/Central Bucks West) took second in the 200-fly with a time of 1:59.58, while John King (Ridley Park/Ridley) finished second in the 500-free with a time of 4:53.80.
The Huskies will swim at the PSAC Championships in Chambersburg, Pa from February 18-21 at 10 a.m.