Sayre's Hurley, Porter get 100th win, Athens sweeps Sayre
ATHENS - It was a big night for both Sayre and Athens Thursday.
Sayre's Rachel Hurley and Katherine Porter both earned their 100th career wins in the same event while the Wildcats took home both boys and girls team wins on senior night. The Lady 'Cats won 106-70 while the Athens' boys won 96-77.
Both Hurley and Porter earned their 100th win in the 200 free relay as the Redskins won in 1:53.26. Also on the team was Emily Schamel and Grace McClelland.
Both needed three wins to reach 100 coming into the meet.
"It feels good, I'm surprised, I didn't know I was that close," Hurley said of reaching the milestone.
Porter was happy to get to share the milestone with her teammate.
"It's cool that we were in sync with wins," Porter said.
Both swimmers enjoyed that the milestone came in the same event and they know that teammates like Schamel and McClelland helped them to achieve this milestone.
"I couldn't have done this without the support of everyone," Porter said. "Our teammates are all reallyl great."
"We are like one big family," Hurley added.
For Hurley the idea of reaching 100 wins wasn't something she expected.
"I didn't really think I was close, I didn't know I'd get it," Hurley said.
"We both had no clue until today," Porter said. "It was really exciting."
Hurley won the 200 free in 2;15.83 and the 100 free in 1:00.65 while Porter won the 50 free in 26.90 and the 500 free in 5;50.24.
They both earned win 101 together, too, as a Sayre relay of Porter, Hurley, Schamel and McClelland won the 400 free relay in 4:13.54.
Athens won the 200 medley relay to start the meet in 2:27.38 with a team of Abby Kopatz, Taylore Lunger, Elizabeth Ondrey and Megan Wanck. In the 200 free Wildcats Giuliana Desisti and Megan Dukes were second and third.
Sayre's McClelland won the 200 IM in 2:36.91 with Athens' Megan Wanck and Kirsten Orshal taking second and third. In the 50 free Wildcats Courtney Dukes and Lauren Pruyne were second and third.
Athens' Sarah Slocum won the diving with a score of 163.05 while Sayre's Courtney Bruer was second.
In the 100 fly the Wildcats had a sweep, led by Desisti's winning time of 1:14.58. Kopatz and Courtney Webster took second and third.
In the 100 free Pruyne was second with fellow Wildcat Chloe Farrell third while in the 500 free Megan Dukes and teammate Maggie Mahonski took second and third as well.
McClelland won the 100 backstroke in 1:13.13 followed by Athens' Kopatz and Miranda Satterly in second and third.
Courtney Dukes led another sweep in the 100 breaststroke, earning the win in 1:20.63. Ondrey and Megan Wanck were second and third.
"The girls bounced back and swam with high spirits like the champions that I know they are," Athens' coach Shauntel Place said. "Megan and Courtney Dukes had a special night with PR's in all her events. Lauren Pruyne continues to shave off time closing in on her district cuts. The Seniors had a great night across the board."
On the boys' side Athens' 200 yard medley relay won in 1;50.22 behind a team of Frank Chen, Shane Martin, Bryan Solomon and Tyler Solomon.
Bryan Solomon won the 200 free in 2:01.95 while Sayre's Lorenzo Servedio and Brent Heil took second and third. Chen won the 200 IM in 2:06.30 with teammate Tyler Solomon second while Sayre's Phillip Bennett was third.
Redskin Josh Wolcott won the 50 free in 24.13 followed by Athens' Martin and Troy Stivason. Sayre's Sam Shoemake won the diving with 178 points.
Chen won the 100 fly in 53.98 with Sayre's Altan Frantz second and Servedio third.
Wolcott won the 100 free in 54.79 with Heil second and Athens' Kurt Walck third. Wildcat Austin Dukes won the 500 free in 6:18.15 with Sayre's John Northrup second and Athens' Nicholas Lynch third.
Sayre's 200 free relay team of Frantz, Heil, Servedio and Wolcott won in 1:38.48. Stivason won the 100 backstroke in 1:12.56 with Sayre's Nathan Chau second and Athens' Amro Nassar third.
Tyler Solomon led a Wildcat sweep of the 100 breaststroke with a winning time of 1:12.32. Austin Dukes and Zach Firestine took second and third.
In the 400 free relay a Wildcat team of Chen, Bryan Solomon, Walck and Martin won in 3:37.66.
Coach Mark Keister was very happy with the Athens boys tonight.
"We lost to Sayre in the early part of the season but felt like our new swimmers were making progress," He said. "Our first year swimmers really stepped up tonight and gave thier Senior friends a memorable final meet at Athens High School."
The Wildcats will travel to the Williamsport Invitational on Saturday followed by the NTL convening for their championship meet on Monday.
GIRLS: Bloomsburg 119.5, Towanda 64.5
BOYS: Bloomsburg 106, Towanda 73
Towanda faced a tough Bloomsburg squad on Thursday.
Locke knows that his boys team was facing one of the best teams around.
"The outcome of tonight's meet was expected. They have just as much quality as they do quantity," he said. "Swimming a team like Bloomsburg reminds us how fast the district and state is."
For the girls Locke hopes they learned from the meet.
"We went down to Bloomsburg thinking we could make this a close meet, but we let too many opportunities and good races slip through our fingers," he said. "If a hard time is a good teacher then they learned a lot tonight."
Simon Smith qualified for districts in the 100 breast and Schuyler Smith qualified in the 100 fly.
For the boys Towanda's Christian Basse was third in the 200 free in 2:08.29 and in the 200 IM Derrick Cole took third in 2:25.60.
Blake Burlingame was second in the 50 free in 23.88, followed by teammate Jimmy Tice in 25.47.
Josh Morgan won the diving at 111.55 for Towanda, followed by Tyler Basse at 109.80.
Michael Caine was third in the 100 fly in 1:08.76 and Burlingame was third in the 100 free in 53.53.
In the 500 free Christian Basse was second in 5:44.65 and Towanda's 200 free relay of Tice, Burlingame, Caine and Michael Kerrick tied for first in 1:38.34.
Austin Kriner was third in the 100 back in 1:07.54.
On the girls side Morgan Dreisch was second in 2:34.44 and Destiny Foster was third in 1:39.95.
Sarah Lamphere was second in 2:35.20 and Courtney Locke was third in 2:40.05.
Hailey Innocenzo tied for second in the 50 free in 28.95 and Lamphere was second in the 100 fly in 1:12.15.
In the 100 free Meredith Corbett was third in 1:05.75 and in the 500 free Foster took third in 7:01.41.
Locke was second in the 100 back in 1:10.09, followed by Dreisch in 1:12.51.