The PC swimming and diving team traveled to Franklin and Marshall for the swimming portion of Easterns this weekend, while divers competed at Germantown Academy. The Quakers came away with some stellar individual performances, earning a second-place finish for the girls, 14th for the boys, and a combined fifth-place finish for Penn Charter.
The girls team won all three relays and smashed several records during two days of competition. Sally Foley took home the women's swimmer of the meet award, the first time a PC athlete has received the honor. Foley won the 100 Breaststroke in 1:00.81, setting a new pool record; won the 200 IM in 1:58.11, breaking team, meet and pool records; and swam in all three gold medal relay teams. Foley, Sam Boyes, Camille Weiss and Gabby Lopez-Ona won the 400 Freestyle Relay and set a pool record with their time of 3:25.40. Weiss, Lopez-Ona, Aisling Brady and Lane Murray won the 200 Freestyle Relay with a team record time of 1:35.73, and Boyes, Brady, Foley and Murray won the 200 Medley Relay in 1:44.36.
In individual competition, Lopez-Ona won the 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 54.90, and Murray finished third in the same event. Weiss topped the team record she had previously set in the 200 Free, taking third place with a time of 1:49.8. She also placed fourth in the 500 Freestyle. Boyes finished second in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 23.98.
The boys team qualified several swimmers for finals, had lots of great races and broke a few personal records over the course of the weekend. Tyler Juskalian swam a lifetime best in the 100 Backstroke, placing 13th, and finished 12th in the 100 Butterfly. Lance Rainer went hard in the 100 Breast finals, placing 23rd with his second fastest time of the season. In the 400 Freestyle Relay, Juskalian, Cooper Berkoff, Juan Tovar and Zion Weeks finished 14th.
On Sunday, the girls indoor track and field team traveled to the Armory in New York City for the Pennsylvania Public School Invitational. PC's 4x800 team of Julia Dolce, Dani Shipon, Emma Zwall and Sarah Shipon won their event with a 9:18 finish, the second fastest time in the state this year, and Dani Shipon won the 800 Meter in a time of 2:22.61 while competing in a field of 59 runners.
Girls basketball hosted Baldwin in the second round of the PAISAA Tournament on Saturday and came away with a decisive 72-28 win. Carmen Williams (13), Kait Carter (11), Kelsey Bess (11), Aleah Snead (10) and Kate Hnatkowsky (9) paced the offense as nine different Quakers put points on the board. Charter also played a tight defense, with 26 steals to Baldwin's six. The game marked coach Joe Maguire's 100th career win and brought the Quakers' total to 24-3 this season. The girls play Notre Dame in the tournament semifinals this Friday at 8 pm at Friends Central.
Wrestling competed in the PAISAA Tournament this weekend, finishing sixth on Friday and seventh on Saturday in a field of 15 teams. Three Quakers qualified for nationals after finishing top six in their weight classes on Saturday: Tyler Mangan (third), Danny Bach (sixth) and Jack Glomb (sixth). Jess Anderson, Johnny Giuffrida and George Glomb each placed seventh in their weight classes, and Jack Bowen finished eighth.
Boys basketball lost to Westtown 79-53 in their final game of the season on Friday. A dominant third quarter brought Westtown to a 62-31 lead; the Quakers outscored them 22-17 in the fourth but couldn't close the gap. Senior Aaron Reisman led with 20 points, and senior Ryan Holmes netted 17 to finish with a career total 1,515 points, earning him the third-place spot on PC's all-time scoring list behind #2 Sammy Zeglinski OPC '07 and #1 Billy Harris OPC '71.