Knights sweep Redskins
SAYRE - The Towanda boys and girls swim teams picked up wins over Sayre on Tuesday.
The Lady Knights won 92-75 while on the boy's side Towanda won 100-82.
Starting with the girls Towanda won the 200 yard medley relay in 2:07.95 with a team of Morga Dreisch, Courtney Locke, Sarah Lamphere and Meredith Corbett.
Grace McClelland would win the 200 free in 2:15.61 followed by Towanda's Corbett and Dreisch in second and third. Redskin Katherine Porter took the 200 IM in 2:27.94 while Lamphere was second.
In the 50 free Sayre's Rachel Hurley won in 28.02 while Towanda's Hailey Innocenzo and Anna Belokur took second and third. Redskin Courtney Bruer won the diving with 142.49 while Towanda's Caroline Vanna was second.
In the 100 fly Locke qualified for districts with her winning time of 1:17.93 while Sayre's Emily Schamel and Mathea Robbins took second and third.
In the 100 free it was a Black Knight sweep as Belokur won in 1:09.23 followed by Innocenzo and Demi Cuevas. Hurley won the 500 free in 6:15.23 with Corbett second and Bruer third.
In the 200 yard free relay a Sayre team of Porter, Schamel, McClelland and Hurley won in 1:54.72.
Porter won the 100 backstroke in 1:07.66 with Lamphere second and Locke third. Locke's time of 1:08.83 qualified her for districts and set a new freshman record at Towanda.
In the 100 breaststroke McClelland won in 1:24.97 followed by Knights Vanna and Kaylyn Forbes.
Towanda ended the meet by winning the 400 free relay in 4:29.65 with a team of Destiny Foster, Corbett, Locke and Lamphere.
"Our last meeting with Sayre was too close for comfort, so we mixed the line-up around a bit tonight," Towanda coach Mike Locke said. "That ended up working out for us. The girls had some great times, a good meet for them."
On the boy's side Towanda's 200 medley relay team of Austin Kriner, Derrick Cole, Michael Caine and Blake Burlingame won in 1:55.55.
In the 200 free Knight Christian Basse rallied late to win in 2:07.31 with Sayre's Josh Wolcott second and Caine taking third.
Redskin Altan Frantz won the 200 IM in 2:12.09 followed by Knights Cole and Simon Smith.
Burlingame won the 50 free in 23.19 while Sayre's Brent Heil took second and Knight Alex Sedor was third.
Sayre's Sam Shoemake won the diving in 185.35 followed by Towanda's Tyler Basse and Josh Morgan in second and third.
In the 100 fly Sayre's Lorenzo Servedio won in 1:01.22 followed by Caine in second and Sayre's Phillip Bennett in third.
In the 100 free Wolcott won in 53.99 followed by Towanda's Michael Kerrick and Garrett Johnson in second and third. Basse won the 500 free in 5:42.04 with Heil second and Sedor finishing third.
In the 200 free relay Towanda's team of Caine, Kerrick, Burlingame and Sedor won in 1:42.87. Servedio won the 100 backstroke in 1:04.94 with Kriner and Kerrick taking second and third.
Frantz won the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.44 with Cole and Knight Matt Schultz second and third. Sayre's 400 free relay won in 3:40.72 with a team of Servedio, Heil, Wolcott and Frantz.
"Due to sickness, the boys team was forced to change the line-up around," Locke explained. "It was a real eye opener. To note, Simon Smith did a great job for his first time in the 200 IM. Additionally, Alex Sedor had a nice first time in the 500 free. Diversity on a team makes a strong team, we saw some diversity tonight."