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Cameron, Daniel grab top seeds for L-L Meet Warwick sweeps the CometsSwimming
The Warwick girls swim team has three number one seeds heading into this week’s Lancaster-Lebanon League Championships.
Junior Emily Cameron holds the top spot in the 100 backstroke in 58.94 seconds, nearly three seconds in front of Cocalico’s Olivia Evans (1:01.74), and the Lady Warriors are ranked first in the 200 medley relay (1:54.10) and 200 free relay (1:41.45).
The L-L Girls Meet will be held on Friday, while the boys competition is slated for Thursday, both at the Lititz recCenter starting at 7 p.m.
The Manheim Central girls also have a number one seed in Paige Daniel, whose 500 freestyle time of 5:12.69 is one second ahead of Hempfield’s Urban’s 5:13.71. Daniel is also second in the 200 I.M. (2:12.94) and the Lady Barons 200 free relay is seventh in 1:49.84.
Cameron will also take the two seed in the 200 free in 1:57.97, just behind Ephrata’s Kylee Parsons (1:55.94). Morgan Haney is ranked second in two events — the 50 free (24.50) and 100 free (55.07) — and the 400 free relay is second in a time of 3:45.64.
Other top eight seeds for the Lady Warriors belong to Tara Freeman (6th in 50 free, 25.83), Emily Griest (6th in 500 free, 5:27.48), Brianna Olivieri (7th in 100 fly, 1:03.98) and Maddie Schouten (8th in 100 breastroke, 1:12.82).
Turning to the boys, the Warriors are led by second-seeded Justin Mitchell in the 500 free (4:54.54), Nick Beard in the 100 breastroke (1:03.08), the 200 medley relay (1:44.45) and the 400 free relay (3:22.57). Mitchell is also fourth in the 200 free (1:49.56) and Beard is fifth in the 200 I.M. (2:05.63).
Others with top-eight seeds include Jonathan Zartman in the 200 free (6th, 1:50.79) and 100 free (5th, 50.32), Cole Cicala in the 100 fly (4th, 55.77) and 200 I.M. (6th, 2:07.33), Jack Lance in the 100 back (8th, 1:01.45) and the 200 free relay (4th, 1:33.59).
Last Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Warwick swimmers wrapped up the regular season with a Section One sweep of Penn Manor. The boys finished 3-2 in Section One (6-2 overall) with a 101-68 thrashing of the Comets and the girls improved to 4-1, 7-1 with a 90-79 victory.
Cole Cicala took the 100 breastroke (1:07.91) and anchored the 200 free relay to victory (1:33.83) with Seth Cagno, Justin Mitchell, and Ryan Mitchell. Jonathan Zartman touched the wall first in the 500 free (5:16.77) and anchored the 400 free relay (3:31.91) to a gold with Justin Mitchell, Tyler Steudel and Nick Beard.
Also earning individual wins for the Warriors were Justin Mitchell in the 200 I.M. (2:10.59), Ryan Mitchell in the 100 fly (58.52), Beard in the 200 free (1:56.96) and Jack Lance in the 100 back (1:03.20).
On the girls side, Emily Griest, Maddie Schouten and Emily Cameron were all double individual winners for the Lady Warriors. Griest was first in the 50 free (26.37) and 100 fly (1:03.69), Schouten set the pace in the 200 I.M. (2:27.05) and 100 breastroke (1:12.99) and Cameron took home gold in the 200 free (1:55.43) and 500 free (5:24.44).
Warwick also took two of three relays. Morgan Heckel, Schouten, Brianna Olivieri and Haney combined to win the 200 medley relay in 2:02.04, while Olivieri, Gabby Brubaker, Tara Freeman and Morgan Haney took the 400 free relay 3:58.42. More L-L SWIMMING, page B-4