Warwick, MC swimmers earn District seeds Cameron earns top seed in girls 100 breastroke

By on March 1, 2012



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Warwick's Nick Beard, who won the L-L League title in the 100 breastroke, is seeded sixth in that event at Districts.

Warwick junior Emily Cameron has claimed a pair of top two seeds to lead local swimmers heading into the District Three Triple-A Championships this Friday and Saturday, March 2-3 at Cumberland Valley High School.

A three-time District gold medalist, Cameron has the top seed in the 100-yard breastroke (1:05.32), more than a second ahead of Wilson senior Kylie Reiter (1:07.03). She also is slotted number two in the 50-yard freestyle (23.75), just behind Wilson sophomore Alexandra Rockett (23.52).

On the boys side, Warwick sophomore Justin Mitchell has the highest seeds, with a fifth in the 500 freestyle (4:45.75) and a sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:47.41).

The Manheim Central girls, meanwhile, are led by junior Paige Daniel, who is fourth in the 200 I.M. (2:09.35) and seventh in the 500 free (5:11.59).

Overall, the Lady Warriors have three seeded in the top 15 in the 50 free. Joining Cameron are sophomore Morgan Haney in the fifth spot in 24.50 seconds and senior Tara Freeman in the 15th spot in 25.41 seconds. Haney is also ninth in the 100 free in 54.74.

The Warwick girls also have multiple seeds in the 100 breastroke, with junior Maddie Schouten earning the ninth spot in 1:09.35.

Emily Griest has a pair of top-18 seeds in the freestyle events. The Warwick junior is 14th in the 500 free (5:22.80) and 18th in the 200 free (2:01.37).

In relay action, the Lady Warriors are third in the 200 freestyle (1:39.82), fourth in the 200 medley (1:50.24) and 12th in the 400 freestyle (3:48.88).

Turning to the boys, Warwick sophomores Jonathan Zartman, Cole Cicala and Nick Beard all have two top-21 seeds.

At the top of that list is Cicala, who is eighth in the 100 fly (55.28) and ninth in the 200 I.M. (2:03.50). Beard is sixth in the 100 breastroke (1:02.41) and 14th in the 200 I.M. (2:05.12), while Zartman has the 15th seed in the 200 free (1:50.79) and the 21st seed in the 100 free (50.32).

The Warwick boys are also seeded sixth in the 400 free relay (3:21.27) and 11th in the 200 free relay (1:32.37).

Triple-A events get underway at 3 p.m. both days and conclude at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 6:15 p.m. on Saturday. More SWIMMING, page B-3

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