Warwick boys share Section title with Streaks, Knights
The Warwick boys swimmers hosted Manheim Township on Tuesday with an opportunity to win the Section 1 title outright.
Although they fell a little short, suffering a 97-73 setback to the Blue Streaks, the Warriors nonetheless shared the crown with Township and Hempfield, all with 4-1 league records.
The Lady Streaks ended up completing the sweep by defeating Warwick 100-70, clinching the Section crown with a 5-0 record. The Warwick girls finished at 4-2.
Warwick’s swimmers did all they could in the losses, as Christopher Cicala, Tim Greist, Jack Lance, Seth Cagno, Ryan Mitchell, Mark Newhard, Peter McCord, Nate Beard and Karl Bruhn all had lifetime best times on the boys side, while Annie Hess, Hannah Weidman,Maddie Schouten, Samantha Shields, Taylor Garner, Victoria Forbes did likewise for the Lady Warriors.
"Our swimmers performed the best they could — they left nothing at the end of their races," Warwick coach Mark Daum said.
Nick Beard recorded individual wins in the 200 I.M. (2:04.32) and 100 breaststroke (1:02.75) to the Warwick boys in the losing cause. But the Streaks had a little more firepower, led by Dan Ross and Kameron Kubicki with two individual wins apiece.
On the girls side, the Lady Warriors took first place in seven of 11 events, led by Emily Cameron and Morgan Haney with two individual wins apiece. Township, though, was able to capitalize on its depth.
Cameron won gold in the 200 I.M. (2:06.15) and 100 fly (57.01), while Haney was first in the 50 free (24.49) and 100 free (53.54). Those two also joined Brianna Olivieri and Maddie Schouten on the winning 200 medley relay (1:52.91), and Schouten added an individual win in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.56).
Warwick’s other win came from the foursome of Haney, Emily Wyand, Emily Griest and Cameron in the 200 free relay (1:40.99).
Last Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Warwick swimmers dominated McCaskey on their way to a sweep in Lancaster. Justin Mitchell and Jonathan Zartman each won two individual events to lead the Warrior boys in a 122-48 victory, while Emily Cameron and Danielle dePerrot each won a pair of golds to lead the girls squad to an easy 111-54 win. More SWIMMERS, page B-3