Swimming, Basketball, Squash Updates
If you love watching noteworthy performances – no matter who posts them – here's hoping you were among the spectators at Penn Charter's pool on Tuesday.
Yes, the boy Quakers were outdone by Haverford School as a team, 106-72, and in records, 3-2, but the viewing was well worth it.
PC junior Reece Whitley, who's already known far and wide, set a pool record in the 200-yard individual medley (1 minute, 50.88 seconds) and a team mark in the 100 butterfly (51.73). Haverford, meanwhile, claimed pool records in three relays – 200 medley, 200 and 400 freestyle.
PC's other individual wins went to freshman Zion Weeks in the 500 free (5:01.50) and senior Evan McFadden in the 100 breaststroke (59.72).
The girls used depth to best Agnes Irwin, 97-86.
Individual first places went to three ninth graders – Sabrina Shaffer in the 100 butterfly (1:00.65), Marissa Lopez-Ona in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.21) and Avery Myers in diving (231.20 points).
The girls also seized the 200 medley (1:55.12) and freestyle relays (1:43.10) along with the 400 freestyle relay (3:48.20). Shaffer, soph Annika Murray, junior Madison Freeland, freshman Gabby Lopez-Ona and soph Ayanna Opong were part of two crews.
The basketball squads played a home doubleheader and dropped both games.
The girls were muffled by Episcopal Academy, 51-33, while the boys dropped a close one (60-58) to Malvern Prep. Seniors Mireyah "Rey" Davis and Julie Webb halved 16 points for the girls. Frosh Ryan "Pooch" Holmes (17) and senior Adam Holland (15) led the boys.
Davis and senior Lexi Hnatkowsky, it has been revealed, are two of the McDonald's All-American nominees from Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The boys squash team played at Haverford School and was blanked, 9-0. The Fords finished the 2016 season ranked No. 2 in the nation and, noted PC assistant Peter Lubowitz, "I expect that they will do as well or better at this year's HS National tournament."
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