Warwick sinks Manheim Central Cameron shatters pool record in 200 I.M.

By on December 28, 2011

Emily Cameron set a new pool record in the 200 Individual Medley and the Warwick swimmers swept back-yard rival Manheim Central in a non-league meet at the Lititz recCenter last Thursday, Dec. 22.

Morgan Haney and Cameron each won two individual events as the Lady Warriors defeated Manheim Central 110-60. On the boys side, Jonathan Zartman and Ryan Mitchell dominated the freestyle events with two wins apiece, leading the Warriors to a 110-37 win. Justin Mitchell also picked up a pair of individual wins.

The two teams share the pool at the Lititz recCenter, although the Barons were designated as the home team last Thursday and they took the early lead in both the boys and girls competitions by touching the wall first in the 200 medley relay. The foursome of Ottens, Hipple, Ginder and Hershey won the boys race in 2:05.06, while Clippinger, Fittery, Daniel and Lapp earned top honors for the girls in 2:06.11

Paige Daniel also captured the first of her two individual golds in the next event, placing first in the 200 free in 2:04.21. Daniel also prevailed in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.15.

But the Warwick girls took over from that point. Cameron turned in her record-breaking performance in the 200 I.M., posting a time of 2:05.40, and then Haney won the 50 free in 24.75 seconds. Later, Cameron also took the 100 backstroke in 59.04 seconds and Haney added a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle in 5:32.37.

Other individual winners for the Warwick girls were Emily Griest in the 100 freestyle (58.29) and Morgan Heckel in the 100 breastroke (1:15.47). The Lady Warriors’ other win came from the foursome of Katie Deckard, Sarah Cunliffe, Elizabeth Weber and Gabby Brubaker in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:57.18.

Although Warwick took seven of 11 events overall, the Manheim Central won two of three relays. Wagner, Lapp, Iosue and Clippinger teamed up for a first-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:26.46 to complete the scoring.

Turning to the boys, Zartman’s victory in the 200 freestyle in 1:52.65 led off a run of nine straight golds for the Warriors. The Warwick sophomore also touched the wall first in the 100 free in 51.52 seconds, while Ryan Mitchell took care of the 50 free (23.91) and 500 free (5:23.37) to help lead the way.

Justin Mitchell chipped in with a pair of firsts in the 100 butterfly (58.16) and 100 backstroke (1:00.39).

Cole Cicala and Nick Beard added individual wins in the 200 I.M. (2:07.33) and 100 breastroke (1:03.34), respectively, and the foursome of Karl Bruhn, Steven Jennings, Michael Needelman and Mark Newhard was victorious in the 200 freestyle realy in 1:53.05.

Both of Manheim Central’s came in the relay events, as their 400 free relay squad of Hershey, Ottens, Hipple and Ginder completed the scoring with a first-place finish in the 400 free relay in 4:06.41. More SWIMMING, page B-6