Four local swimmers seek State medals

By on March 14, 2012

The top high school swimmers in the state will converge on Kinney Natatorium on the campus of Bucknell University this week for the PIAA AAA Championships.

And four local swimmers will be among those vying for a medal.

Ephrata senior Kylee Parsons will be making her fourth and final push for a State medal, swimming in a pair of events including the 200 and 500 free. Cocalico junior Olivia Evans, who won four total medals at Districts last week, will also swim in two events in her third States appearance. Evans will compete in the 100 back and 100 fly events. The other two local swimmer to qualify were Cocalico senior Sawyer Martin, who will swim in the boys 200 free, and Eagle freshman Sam Marino, who will join Evans in the 100 back.

AAA action begins Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. and will conclude Thursday evening with the final session slated from 8-9:30 p.m.

Parsons will get her meet underway Wednesday in the first session with the 200 free . She is seeded 25th out of 32 swimmers with a qualifying time of 1:55.51. Finals for that event will be held during Session Three between 5:30 and 7 p.m. She will then hit the pool Thursday morning in the 500 free where she is seeded 10th with a time of 5:04.95. Finals again will be from 5:30-7 p.m.

Evans will open her meet with the 100 fly Wednesday morning. she is seeded 20th in that event with a time of 58.67. Finals for that event will be held during Session Three between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Thursday morning, both Evans and Marino will hit the pool for the 100 back, where Evans is seeded 10th (58.03) and Marino (24th (59.66). Finals again will be in the 5-7:30 p.m. session.

Martin, who is seeded 23rd in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.08, will compete Wednesday morning between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Finals for that event will be held that night between 8 and 9:30 p.m. More SWIMMERS, page B-2

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