Girls swimming and diving demonstrated their excellent depth in a dominating win over Baldwin on Tuesday. The girls were able to secure wins in 10 of the 12 events. Their strong performance started with first- and second place wins by the 200 Medley team. Annika Murray, Marissa Lopez-Ona, Sam Boyes, and Camille Weiss secured the first place finish; and Sabrina Shaffer, Kayla Bass, Ayana Opong and Gabby Lopez-Ona placed second.
Individual event winners included junior Sally Foley (200 Freestyle), senior Annika Murray (50 Freestyle), sophomore Camille Weiss (100 Butterfly), junior Sam Boyes (100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke), junior Gabby Lopez-Ona (500 Freestyle) and senior Ayana Opong-Nyantekyi (100 Breaststroke).
The team also earned valuable points from many of the younger, less experienced swimmers who stepped up to compete. Junior Claudia Lopez-Ona had a great meet, placing fourth in the 200 Individual Medley and third in the 100 Breaststroke. Sophomore Darby Visco raced to a third-place finish in the 50 Freestyle and earned points in the 100 Freestyle with a fifth-place finish. Sophomore Sydney Wood placed fourth in the 200 Freestyle. Junior Gabriela Mancini had an excellent swim in the 100 Butterfly, and Kayla Bass showed very well for a freshman, placing third in the 500 Freestyle and second in the 100 Breaststroke. Rounding out the freshman contributions were Leila Williams, who placed fourth in the 100 Backstroke, and Mali James-Gordon, who had excellent performances in the 200 and 400 Free Relays.
Boys and girls swimming and diving at home against Lawrenceville tomorrow, Sat., Jan 12, at 2pm.
Boys basketball had a tough loss to Haverford last Friday, but found redemption in an exciting Inter-Ac win against Episcopal on Tuesday, with a final score of 60-56. Episcopal led 34-24 at halftime after the Quakers struggled to gain momentum early on, but a strong third quarter allowed PC to narrow EA's lead to 45-39. Junior Ryan Holmes pulled his team into the lead after scoring on a layup during the final minute of play. Senior Dylan Topaz drew a charge to regain Quaker possession, then sank a three-pointer with 30 seconds left on the clock. Eighth grader Mark Butler provided the assist. Before the clock ran out, senior Ryan Maloney completed two free throws to lock in the win. Holmes scored 18 points in the second half, driving the Quaker comeback. Butler scored 12 total, and Topaz contributed nine. Up next, the boys take on Malvern tonight at 7:30pm in Dooney Field House. Watch for the Quaker Crew!
Girls basketball defeated the Baldwin School 56-34 on Tuesday. The Quakers played a confident, consistent game, leading by 28-16 at the half and 38-25 at the end of the third quarter. The PC offense turned up the heat in the fourth quarter, widening their lead and securing the win. Junior Carmen Williams led the offense with 16 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and three assists. Senior Emma Maley and sophomore Janae Stewart scored nine points each. Junior Kait Carter had a well-rounded game, contributing four points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks. Tuesday's win brings the girls' record to 2-0 in the Inter-Ac, 13-2 overall. They face league challenger Notre Dame today at 4pm in Dooney Field House.
Last weekend, the Indoor Track team competed in the Hispanic Games at the Armory in New York City. Eight PC runners achieved personal bests in their events: Ainyae Holmes, Matt Marshall, Chandler Turner, Aaron Maione, Noah Brooks, Julia Dolce, Emma Zwall and Patrick Fehm. Three PC athletes hit state meet qualifiers in their events: Fehm (Mens High Jump), Zwall (Womens 1500 Meter, Womens 1 Mile) and Mary McDavid (Womens 1500 Meter, Womens 1 Mile).