Cocalico swimmers pull off sweep of Ephrata

By on January 16, 2013

Cocalico Coach Matt Woods and members of the Eagles' team cheer on a girls relay team during action this past week. (Photo by Mark Haines)

The Cocalico girls took a big step toward defending its Section Two title of a year ago Tuesday, taking care of challenger Ephrata in what turned out to be a girls/boys sweep in a meet held at the Ephrata Rec Center.

The CHS girls took nine of the 11 events on the day, led by sisters Olivia and Sidney Evans, who were both part of four Cocalico wins to lead the way in the 97-73 Lady Eagle victory.

With the win, Cocalico is now a perfect 3-0 while the Lady Mounts suffered their first league loss, dropping to 2-1.

Olivia Evans scored individual wins in both the 50 free (25.92) and 100 free (57.17), and helped both the 200 and 400 free relays score big victories. Evans swam anchor in the 200, following Lydia Bearinger, Sidney Evans and Sam Marino for a winning time of 1:46.91. Then in the 400,Olivia led off in front of Layne Gable, Sidney Evans and Marino for a winning time of 3:54.82.

Sidney’s individual wins came in both the 200 I.M. (2:17.32) and 500 free (5:18.25).

Other single event winners for Cocalico included: Marino in the 200 free (2:00.48); and Gable in the 100 back (1:08.53).

Cocalico also won the 200 medley relay as the team of Samantha Rupp, Susanna Bearinger, Gable and Lydia Bearinger turned in a winning time of 2:04.95.

Ephrata’s lone two wins on the day were provided by Brittany Reeder in the 100 fly (1:10.90) and Katie Zell in the 100 breast (1:13.68).

In the boys’ meet, Cocalico turned in a clean sweep to capture an easy 119-33 victory over Ephrata.

Collin Haines (200 free, 1:55.37 & 100 back, 1:01.72), Eric Guthridge (100 fly, 1:02.31 & 200 I.M., 2:24.48) and Jake Ilgenfritz (50 free, 24.32 & 500 free, 5:31.67) all won two individual events to lead the way. Jake Keifer (100 free, 56.06) and Sean Worrall (100 breast, 1:14.15) also won single events while all Cocalico three relays were victorious as well.

In addition to Tuesday’s meet, Ephrata also was in action last Thursday at home where the Mounts earned a sweep over visiting Manheim Central.

In girls action, Zell earned a pair of wins on the day to pace the Lady Mounts to a 91-79 victory. Zell captured both the 50 free (25.97) and 100 breast (1:13.88).

Maddie Walmer added Ephrata’s other individual win of the day, taking the 100 free in a time of 59.87. And finally, the team of Kyra Valent, Walmer, Reeder and Zell swam to victory in the 400 free relay (4:00.21).

On the boys’ side, Ephrata collected five wins on the day to pull out a 71-69 victory over the Barons.

Senior Tanner Fox had a hand in four of the five Ephrata victories, winning two individual events and as a member of two winning relays.

Fox claimed both the 100 free (1:00.32) and 100 back (1:12.07) and was a member of both the 200 and 400 free relays.

In the 200, Fox teamed with Stone Brunner, Jesse Eshelman and Mathias Hoffer to capture first in a time of 1:46.02. In the 400, that same foursome swam to victory in a time of 3:52.61.

Hoffer claimed the final Ephrata win on the day, placing first in the 200 I.M. (2:23.24).

Ephrata also was in action Monday in a non-league meet vs. McCaskey.

The Ephrata girls earned a 100-69 victory over the Red Tornado as Valent was part of four EHS wins on the day. She captured both the 200 free (2:07.16) and 500 free (5:38.22), and was part of both the winning 200 free and 400 free relays.

Other individual winners for Ephrata included: Reeder in the 200 I.M. (2:26.39); Walmer in the 50 free (:28.09); and Mackenzie Colton in the 100 free (1:02.80).

In boys’ action, McCaskey earned a 91-69 win.

Hoffer led the Mounts with wins in both the 200 I.M. (2:27.03) and 500 free (5:36.55). Brunner added a victory in the 50 free (:26.70) while Fox captured the 100 back (1:08.52).

Cocalico also was in action last Thursday, competing in a non-league meet at Warwick where the host Warriors earned a sweep.

In girls’ action, Olivia Evans did win a pair of events for Cocalico but it was not enough as Warwick earned a 101-69 victory.

Olivia Evans got her wins in the 100 fly (1:00.00) and 100 back (1:00.25), while Sidney Evans claimed Cocalico’s final victory in the 200 I.M. (2:15.27).

In boys’ action, Warwick captured a 113-55 team win over the Eagles.

Haines did his part, earning a pair of wins in both the 50 free (23.30) and 100 fly (57.11).

Also, the 200 free relay team of Worrall, Keifer, Ilgenfritz and Haines was victorious as well in a time of 1:37.50. More SWIMMERS, page B-2

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