Cocalico girls swim past CV
The defending Section Two champion Cocalico girls swim team took 10 of the 11 events contested Tuesday afternoon at the Ephrata Rec Center to cruise to a 110-60 victory.
Sam Marino, Olivia Evans and Sidney Evans won two events each to lead the way for Cocalico. Marino claimed victories in both the 200 I.M. (2:23.21) and 100 fly (1:01.50), Olivia Evans took firsts in the 50 free (26.08) and 100 free (56.49) while Sidney Evans was victorious in the 500 free (5:24.16) and 100 breast (1:14.91).
Layne Gable added a victory in the 100 back (1:08.43) while all three Cocalico relays also posted wins.
In boys’ action, Collin Haines and Jake Ilgenfritz both won individual events but it was not enough as CV edged the Eagles, 86-81.
Haines captured the 200 free, touching the wall in a winning time of 1:55.54, while Ilgenfritz staked claim to the 500 free with a winning time of 5:34.21.
The Eagles’ final win of the day came in the 200 medley relay as Haines, Sean Worrall, Eric Guthridge and Harry Major earned a victory in a time of 1:51.88.
In addition to Tuesday’s meet, Cocalico was also in action last Thursday at Lancaster Catholic where they split the meet vs. the Crusaders.
The Cocalico girls earned a 108-62 victory over Catholic as Sidney Evans and Olivia Evans each were double winners in individual events to help pave the way.
Sidney Evans was a winner in both the 200 I.M. (2:19.08) and 500 free (5:28.20) while Olivia Evans claimed the 100 fly (1:02.70) and 100 back (1:01.76) events. Both swimmers also were on the victorious 200 medley and 400 free relays.
Other individual winners for Cocalico included: Gable, 100 free (59.17); Marino, 200 free (2:03.13); and Susanna Bearinger, 100 breast (1:18.14).
On the boys’ side, Cocalico dropped a 111-59 decision to the Crusaders as Catholic earned wins in every event.
Ephrata, meanwhile split a meet at Elizabethtown last Thursday.
In the girls’ meet, this one came down to the 400 free relay where Ephrata’s Kyra Valent, Madison Walmer, Brittany Reeder and Katie Zell clinched the meet in Ephrata’s favor with a win in a time of 4:00.55.
Individually, Zell was a winner in the 100 breast (1:14.00) while Reeder claimed the 200 I.M. (2:34.26).
On the boys’ side, Ephrata claimed four events on the day but suffered a 106-55 team loss.
Winning individual events from Ephrata were: Jesse Eshelman, 200 free (2:10.21); Matthias Hoffer, 200 I.M. (2:26.64); and Tanner Fox, 100 back (1:12.18).
The team of Eshelman, Stone Brunner, Fox and Hoffer also was victorious, capturing the 400 free relay in a time of 4:05.30.
Ephrata returns to the pool Thursday afternoon as the Mounts will host Manheim Central, beginning at 4 p.m.
Cocalico also will be in action Thursday, hitting the road for a meet at Warwick (7:30 p.m.).