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Wrap-Up of Tuesday Action

The future will be very bright for PC's girls varsity swimming program . . . and the present ain't half-bad, either.

The Inter-Ac's individual championships were held Tuesday at Episcopal Academy and performers in grades below 11 were dominant for the Quakers.

Here are the PC swimmers who finished in the Top 6 in their events. These girls were able to stand proudly on blocks as their accomplishments were announced to the spectators. 

  • 200 medley relay — third in 1:55.75. Ninth-grader Annika Murray, eighth grader Marissa Lopez-Ona, ninth-grader Ayana Opong-Nyantekyi and sophomore Greer Guyer
  • 200 freestyle  sophomore Madison Freeland, third in 2:00.85; eighth grader Gabby Lopez-Ona, fifth in 2:07.43
  • 100 butterfly  Gabby Lopez-Ona, fifth in 1:02.42
  • 100 freestyle  Freeland, third in 55.37
  • 200 freestyle relay  fourth in 1:46.23. Gabby Lopez-Ona, Opong-Nyantekyi, Murray and Freeland
  • 400 freestyle relay  fourth in 3:55.98. Gabby Lopez-Ona, junior Hannah Griffith, Guyer and Freeland
  • 200 individual medley  Marissa Lopez-Ona, sixth in 2:17.86
  • 100 breaststroke  Griffith, sixth in 1:14.32

Also on Tuesday, the varsity basketball teams suffered setbacks.

The girls hosted Episcopal Academy and fell by 59-53. Seniors Hannah Fox (19, four three-pointers) and Ayanna Matthews (15) were joined in double-figure scoring by junior Mireyah "Rey" Davis (14).

The boys traveled to Germantown Academy and were muffled, 55-35. Soph Mason Williams managed to score nine points.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Wednesday February, 3, 2016
Tags:  basketball, swimming
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