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Swimmers get set for Districts
High school swimmers will invade Cumberland Valley High School this weekend for the District Three Championships.
Action begins this Friday afternoon from 5-6:30 p.m. with six AAA girls events to be contested. The AAA boys will then take over the pool with those same six events from 7:30-9 p.m.
Action resumes Saturday with the remaining five events. The girls session runs from 3-4:15 p.m. while the boys go from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
The Cocalico trio of Olivia Evans, sidney Evans and Samantha Marino earned the highest seeds among local swimmers heading to the championships.
Olivia Evans earned the number three seed in the 100 backstroke (59.12), and is ninth overall heading into the 100 fly (59.36). Marino has garnered the fifth seed in the girls 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.69, and is also seeded eighth in the 100 back (1:00.61). Sidney Evans is ranked seventh in the 200 I.M. (2:13.18) and is 10th in the 500 free (5:17.89).
On the boys’ side, Cocalico’s Collin Haines is the lone local swimmer competing at the championships. The junior is seeded ninth in the 200 I.M. (2:03.25) and is 12th in the 100 free (49.45).
In addition to those top four swimmers, other individuals slated to compete from Ephrata and Cocalico, along with their events and seedings, are as follows:
Katie Zell, Ephrata, seeded 12th in the 200 I.M. (2:13.61) & 17th in the 100 breast (1:10.30); Layne Gable, Cocalico, seeded 23rd in the 100 fly (1:02.76) & 30th in the 200 I.M. (2:20.89); Kyra Valent, Ephrata, seeded 28th in the 500 free (5:35.99); and Brittany Reeder, Ephrata, seeded 29th in the 100 back (1:04.86).
Three local relays also are scheduled to compete, and they include: Cocalico’s 400 free relay, seeded ninth with a time of 3:43.21; Ephrata’s 400 free relay, seeded 14th with a time of 3:50.61; and Cocalico’s 200 medley relay, seeded 12th with a time of 1:55.07.