Pritchard, Baldwin swimmers advance to WPIAL Class AAA finals
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Jillian Pritchard leads a group of Baldwin athletes into the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships.
The WPIAL Class AAA boys' and girls' swimming finals will be held Thursday and Friday at Trees Pool at the University of Pittsburgh.
Pritchard, a sophomore, has qualified in the girls' 100 and 200 freestyle events, and as a member of the Lady Highlanders' 200 and 400 freestyle relay units.
“The swimmers are mentally and physically prepared for the biggest meet of their season,” Wendy Lutz, Baldwin's head coach, said. “They have worked hard all season and are ready to perform.
“Jillian is looking to break a few high school records and qualify for the state championships. On paper, her best chance is in the 200 free; she is seeded 11th.”
Pritchard will be joined by seniors Sara Conklin and Kaylee Krugh and freshman Olivia Altavilla in the relay races.
“The girls' 200 freestyle relay is looking to break the school record, which was set at WPIALs last year,” Lutz said.
On the boys' side, Baldwin senior Brendan Hoydick has advanced to the WPIAL championships in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events.
Two other seniors — Trey Brown and Brendan Antenucci — also have qualified in individual events.
Brown will compete in the boys' 200 freestyle, while Antenucci will participate in the 100 backstroke.
The Highlanders' 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relayers also have advanced to the WPIAL meet.
The boys' 200 medley relay unit consists of Antenucci, freshman Liam Watterson, Brown and Hoydick.
Antenucci, junior Dan Maloney, Brown and Watterson are 200 freestyle relayers, while Antenucci, Brown, Hoydick and Watterson are 400 freestyle relayers.
“Our goals (for the boys) are best times and top 16 finishes,” Lutz said. “The best seed is Brendan Antenucci at 12th in the 100 backstroke. He has a chance to earn a PIAA berth.
“We are excited and ready to swim.”
Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5820 or email@example.com.
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