Cocalico swimmers split with CV

By on January 22, 2014

The Cocalico High School swim teams earned a split last Thursday at the Ephrata Rec Center in a home Section Two meet vs. Conestoga Valley.

The CHS girls, behind a pair of individual victories each by Sam Marino, Sidney Evans and Lydia Bearinger, earned wins in all but one event to power past the Buckskins, 93-55.

Cocalico’s Jake Ilgenfritz gets some air during one of his two freestyle wins against CV. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Cocalico’s Jake Ilgenfritz gets some air during one of his two freestyle wins against CV. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)


All told, that Cocalico threesome was a part of four wins each (including relays) as the Lady Eagles swept all three relays on the afternoon.

Individually, Marino was a winner in the 200 free (2:05.06) and 500 free (5:29.97), Evans earned wins in the 200 IM (2:15.65) and 100 back (1:03.73) while Bearing took home victories in both the 50 free (26.61) and 100 free (1:00.02) sprints.

Madison Vanaskie added the final individual event win on the day for Cocalico, claiming the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:08.01.

Cocalico’s Sidney Evans competes in the backstroke vs. CV(Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Cocalico’s Sidney Evans competes in the backstroke vs. CV(Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

In the relays, the Cocalico team of Evans, Susanna Bearinger, Lydia Bearinger and Vanaskie claimed the 200 medley with a time of 2:00.70. Both Bearingers, along with Alexis Greenwood and Marino combined for a victory in the 200 free relay (1:50.78), and the squad of Vanaskie, Greenwood, Marino and Evans was victorious in the 400 free relay with a winning time of 4:00.35.

On the boys’ side, despite the triple winning performance by Jake Ilgenfritz, the Eagles fell short in a 94-75 team loss.

Ilgenfritz claimed individual victories in both the 200 free (1:58.76) and 500 free (5:29.05), and swam anchor on the victorious 400 free relay team from Cocalico, which also included Brady Martin, Randall Moser and Eric Guthridge. They took first in a time of 3:42.80.

Cocalico added two other wins on the day as senior Collin Haines placed first in the 100 free (50.08) while freshman Hunter Keck grabbed a win in the 100 breast (1:08.75).

Ephrata, which has been idle since last Tuesday’s meet vs. Manheim Central, was scheduled to host Cocalico Tuesday afternoon in a meet at the Ephrata Rec. However, Tuesday snowstorm pushed that one until Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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