Big Splash by PC in GA Pool
Quite the day for Penn Charter's swimming program in meets at archrival Germantown Academy.
Though the boys fell, 118-65, senior Reece Whitley broke two pool records and they'd been held for lengthy stints by GA guys who wound up competing in the Olympics.
The girls triumphed, 106-77, and need just one more win (Friday vs. Notre Dame) to capture their first outright Inter-Ac championship.
Whitley clocked 1:48.32 in the 200 individual medley and 54.28 in the 100 breaststroke. Dave Wharton and Nelson Diebel had held those marks since 1986 and '89, respectively, according to PC coach Brian Hecker.
For the girls, ninth grader Camille Weiss led the way by posting first-place times in the 100 and 200 freestyle (54.00 and 1:55.24).
The other winners of individual events were sophs Gabby Lopez-Ona (59.39 in 100 butterfly), Sally Foley (2:08.84 in 200 IM) and Marissa Lopez-Ona (1:10.82 in 100 breaststroke). Gabby and Marissa are two-thirds of a triplet trio.
In relays, the 200 and 400 frees posted the fifth-best girls times in PC history. The time for 200 was 1:40.99 thanks to Sam Boyes, Foley, G. Lopez-Ona and Weiss. The 400 quartet (3:38.75) included Boyes, senior Madison Freeland, G. Lopez-Ona and Weiss.
There was one very satisfying cross-meet moment as frosh Henry Langford (169.60 points) and soph Avery Myers (234.30) won the diving events by a total of 65 points.
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