Shady Side, Fox Chapel swimming teams complete season with wins
By Marty Stewart
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The Shady Side Academy swim team wrapped up the regular season last week with a pair of wins.
On Feb. 12, the boys beat Kiski Prep by 92-76 and the girls edged Ellis School, 83-79.
Posting wins for the boys were Andrew Lehman in the 200 free; Brendan Leech in the 50 free and 100 backstroke; Jacob Sarner in the 100 butterfly; Thad Ellis in the 500 free; and the 200 free relay team of Lehman, Ellis, Sam Li and Frank Benckart.
Girls winners were the 200 medley relay team of Ali Sarner, Emily Jaffe, Destin Groff and Karen Shi; the 200 free relay team of Jenna Wallace, Shi, Groff and Holly Stewart; Shi in the 200 IM, Stewart in the 50 free; Jaffe in the 100 butterfly and Caroline Colville in the 100 free.
On Feb. 14, the girls beat Springdale by 77-53 while the boys won, 67-30. Those wins clinched the WPIAL Section 3-AA title for both the boys and girls.
Girls winners were the 200 medley relay team of Maggie Leech, Jaffe, Shi and Lindsay Miller; the 400 free relay team of Groff, Becca Roman, Meredith Brown and Natalie Pyle; Colville in the 200 free; Brown in the 200 IM; Wallace in the 50 free; Mara Barron in the 100 butterfly; and the 200 free relay team of Wallace, Brown, Barron and Groff.
Boys winners were the 200 medley relay team of Ryan Koul, Lehman, Leech and Nico Bodkin; the 200 free relay team of Ellis, Lehman, Leech and Koul; the 400 free relay team of Ellis, Koul, Leech and Gabe Rubio; Ben Skinner in the 200 free; Jason Weis in the 200 IM; Ellis in the 50 free; Sarner in the 100 butterfly; Benckart in the 100 free; and Robert Davies in the 500 free.
“It was a successful end to the dual meet season,” SSA coach John Landreth said.
The Fox Chapel High School swim team concluded its dual meet season at home on Feb. 14 against Plum.
The girls won 92-64 and the boys earned a 89-87 win.
Girls winners were Sia Beasley in the 200 free, Maura Clark in the 200 IM, Amanda Todd in the 50 free, Emily Eames in the 1-meter diving, Franny Dean in the 100 breaststroke and Anna Mucci in the 100 backstroke.
Posting wins for the boys were Noah Cagley in the 100 and 200 free, Ryan Foster in the 200 IM and 500 free, Addison Lynch in 1-meter diving, Zihan Su in the 100 backstroke and Dante Cordero in the 100 fly.
The girls finished the regular season with an 11-3 mark while the boys ended up at 9-5. Next up will be the WPIAL championships at Pitt on Feb. 28 and March 1.
The WPIAL diving championships will be held on Feb. 23. Fox Chapel will be represented by Miranda Simon, Eames, Lynch and John Zottola.
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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