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Cocalico swimmers split with CV
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.
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.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.