Warrior swimmers roll on with sweep of Manheim Central

By on December 17, 2014
Warwick senior David Heckel captured a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly in 59.88 seconds on Tuesday night, helping the Warriors defeat Manheim Central 112-40. (Photo by Mike Shull)

Warwick senior David Heckel captured a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly in 59.88 seconds on Tuesday night, helping the Warriors defeat Manheim Central 112-40. (Photo by Mike Shull)

Three meets, three wins.

In other words, a perfect start for the Warwick boys and girls swimming teams.

They kept their unbeaten records intact on Tuesday night by splashing past back-yard rival Manheim Central at the Lititz recCenter pool.

Sophomore Keir Uhlin set the pace for the WHS boys (3-0), taking first in two individual events and competing on two gold-medal winning relays, as the Warriors knocked off the Barons 112-40.

On the girls side, the Lady Warriors (3-0) had six different individual winners en route to a solid 109-57 win over Manheim Central.

The Central boys and girls, who swept McCaskey and fell to Penn Manor last week, slipped to 1-2 on the season.

Uhlin played a big part in the Warriors success on Tuesday, touching the wall first in the 100 free (50.52) and 100 backstroke (1:04.28). He also teamed up with Joseph Moll, Alex McCord and Jack Lance on the first-place 200 medley relay (1:50.14). Later, the foursome of Uhlin, Lance, Peter McCord and Moll closed out the meet by claiming top honors in the 400 free relay (3:45.45).

Griest, a junior, also made his mark in the individual events, sprinting to the front of the pack in the 200 I.M. (2:04.97) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.28).

Ryan Hohman and David Heckel rounded out the Warriors’ list of individual winners, taking the 200 free (1:57.11) and 100 fly (59.88), respectively.

Overall, Warwick was victorious in nine of 11 events, including the 200 freestyle relay foursome of Colin Sensenich, Matthew Polonus, McCord and Eric Matt, who won gold in 1:41.78.

The Barons were led by Matt Daniel, who won the 500 free in 4:41.94, and Aaron Binner, a first-place finisher in the 50 free in 24.46 seconds.

Turning to the girls, Tyler Mandrell, Lauryn Ober and Katelyn Oberholtzer all claimed one individual event, in addition to competing on a first-place relay to lead the victorious Lady Warriors.

Mandrell set the pace in the 100 backstroke (1:02.21) and joined Ober, Miki Kamei and Allison Wyand on the winning 200 medley relay (1:59.32). Ober also took home the gold in the 100 freestyle in a time of 54.88 seconds.

Oberholtzer, meanwhile, earned top honors in the 50 free (25.94) and was a member of the first-place 200 free relay with Sarah Deckard, Elise Landis and Emily Wyand (1:51.21).

The Lady Warriors also got wins from Emma Schouten in the 200 free (1:56.99), Anna Lance in the 500 free (5:32.33) and Megan Freeman in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.68).

For the Central girls, Paetyn Zeamer was a bright spot in the losing cause, as she earned a pair of individual wins, taking first in the 200 I.M. (2:20.98) and 100 fly (1:02.88).

She also competed on the winning 400 freestyle relay team (4:05.83) with Brigette Fittery, Jeanine Wagner and Amelia Dissinger.

*****

Swimming for the second time in 48 hours last Thursday, the Warwick boys and girls swept Lampeter-Strasburg.

Christopher Cicala was a double individual winner for the Warrior boys in the 200 free (1:54.74) and 100 free (51.06) in their 122-45 drubbing.

On the girls side, Emma Schouten touched the wall in a pool record time of 25.53 while winning the 50 free, Danielle dePerrot added two individual golds in the 200 I.M. (2:19.98) and 100 free (58.10) and Warwick hammered L-S 113-57.

Both Warwick teams improved to 2-0 with the wins.

The foursome of Adam Deckard, Alex McCord, Peter McCord and Matthew Polonus teamed up to claim honors in both the 200 medley relay (1:52.21) and 200 free relay (1:43.27), as the Warriors went on to win gold in 10 of 11 events.

Other individual winners for the Warwick boys were Jack Lance in the 200 I.M. (2:06.77), Tim Griest in the 50 free (23.39), Colin Sensenich in the 500 free (5:15.74), David Heckel in the 100 back (58.37) and Keir Uhlin in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.28).

Equally as dominant were the Warwick girls, who capitalized on a balanced effort to finish first in nine of 11 events overall.

Joining Schouten and dePerrot with individual wins were Emily Wyand in the 200 free (2:07.12), Katelyn Oberholtzer in the 100 fly (1:06.90), Allison Wyand in the 500 free (6:00.37), Lauryn Ober in the 100 back (1:04.03) and Ella Schnupp in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.68).

In relay action, Tyler Mandrell, Savannah Ay, Miki Kamei and Ava Warfel combined their efforts to capture the 200 free relay in 1:49.78.

*****

Last Tuesday, Dec. 9 in its season opener, Warwick had no problems dispatching of Conestoga Valley, with the boys earning a 109-59 nod and the girls stepping up with a 123-45 win.

Lauryn Ober and Emma Schouten both collected a pair of individual wins to lead the way. Ober was first in the 200 free (1:58.44) and 100 fly (1:01.77), while Schouten set the pace in the 200 I.M. (2:12.34) and 100 free (54.53).

The Lady Warriors also took two of three relay events. Abigael Weit, Megan Freeman, Mia Stavarski and Ella Schnupp touched the wall first in the 200 medley relay (2:06.58), while the foursome of Miki Kamei, Suzanna Whiting, Ollie Lin and Mia Stavarski took the 400 free relay in 4:21.90.

Chipping in with individual wins were Katelyn Oberholtzer in the 50 free (26.08), Anna Lance in the 500 free (5:33.75), Ava Warfel in the 100 back (1:06.95) and Danielle dePerrot in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.04).

The Warrior boys picked up two individual wins apiece from Christopher Cicala and David Heckel en route to their 50-point win over the Buckskins. Heckel touched the wall first in the 200 I.M. (2:03.74) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.55), while Cicala earned top honors in the 50 free (22.43) and 100 fly (56.55).

The freestyle events also saw big efforts from Jack Lance, Tim Griest and Keir Uhlin. Lance won the 200 free in 1:51.17, Griest set the pace in the 100 free in 49.40 seconds and Uhlin cruised to victory in the 500 free in 4:53.80.

Joseph Moll accounted for Warwick’s other individual win with a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke in 59.75 seconds.

Adding the exclamation point was the foursome of Reid Harpel, Nate Beard, Adam Deckard and Peter McCord, who took the 400 free relay in 3:55.01.

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