Waverly swims by Dryden as Mastrantuono gets 100th win; Athens swept by Williamsport
The Waverly Boys swim team improved to 8-3 as they defeated Dryden in a home meet Tuesday by a score of 119-57.
For the first time this season, all three team captains were quadruple winners for the Wolverines as John Hallett, Brighton Wood, and Josh Mastrantuono each won two individual events and swam together on two winning relays.
The freshman Mastrantuono also earned his 100th career win in the meet.
Hallett put together individual wins in the 200 free (1:59.42) and 100 back (1:00.15) while Wood won the 50 free (24.64) and 100 fly (1:02.24), and Mastrantuono won the 200 I.M. (2:17.43) and 100 free (54.97). They also teamed with Mike Girolamo to win both the 200 Medley Relay (1:57.73) and 400 Free Relays (3:56.76).
Caleb Jenkins, Fred Miller, Kendrick Wood, and Tanner Burt teamed to win the 200 free relay (1:46.45) while Burt won the 100 breaststroke (1:12.77). Nick Peterson continued his streak to remain unbeaten in dual meets this year as he won the diving with 164.35 points.
Gary Moorehead swam to third place finishes in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events while Jenkins finished second in the 100 fly and third in the 200 IM. First year swimmer Brandon Anderson had two personal best times as he finished third in the 50 free and 4th in the 100 free.
Girolamo finished second in the 500 free and third in the 100 back.
Mastrantuono's 100th career win places him in the company of 19 other Waverly Swimmers who have cracked the triple digit win milestone over the last 20-plus years.
Josh's older brother Jeff Mastrantuono, who graduated last year, holds the school record with 318 career wins followed by brothers Pat and Ben Fell with 251 and 234 respective career wins. Josh and Sam Hogan are the only other Waverly Swimmers to crack the 200 win plateau at 223 and 208, while other brothers such and Brad Gillan and Bret Gillan sit at 150 and 130 career wins. The Frodsham brothers, Dave and Steve are at 141 and 111 respectively, while brothers Craig and Kyle Hamilton are at 142 and 140 wins. Cousins James and Zach Rynone finished their careers at 193 and 115 career wins as well.
BOYS: Williamsport 99, Athens 70
GIRLS: Williamsport 104, Athens 77
The Wildcats had several good individual performances despite the loss to the Millionaires in swimming action Tuesday.
"Williamsport had the numbers but Athens got their shots in as well," Athens' coach Mark Keister said.
On the boys' side, Frank Chen won the 200 free in 1:52.14 while teammate Austin Dukes won the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.32.
A Wildcat team of Chen, Shane Martin, Bryan Solomon and Tyler Solomon won the 200 medley relay in 1:49.49 while in the 400 free relay the same four won in 3:38.51.
Martin was second in the 50 free, Zach Firestine was second in diving while Tyler Solomon was second in the 500 free. His time of 5:55.43 qualified him for districts, which now means Solomon has qualified in every individual event.
Kurt Walck was third in 59.50 qualifying him for districts for the first time this season.
On the girls' side, Courtney Dukes won the 200 free in 2:18.23 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:21.15, Guiliana Desisti won the 100 fly in 1:14.25 and Kirstan Vanderpool won the 100 free in 1:03.75.
A Wildcat team of Desisti, Dukes, Lauren Pruyne and Vanderpool won the 200 free relay in 1:57.27. Desisti, Courtney Dukes, Megan Dukes and Vanderpool won the 400 free relay in 3:38.51.
Vaderpool was second in the 50 free, Maggie Mahonski was second in the 100 breaststroke, Pruyne was third in the 50 free, Sarah Slocum was third in diving and Elizabeth Ondrey was third in the 100 breaststroke.
Athens will host Towanda on Thursday.