North Penn sweeps titles
lne day after the North Penn boys swim team captured the Continental Conference title at Central Bucks South, the Maidens completed a North Penn sweep of WKH HVHNW Ey VZLPPLNJ WR fiUVW place at the Rick Carroll Natatorium on Saturday morning.
The Maidens won eight of the 11 events on Saturday, sweeping the relays and setting a pool record in the 400 freestyle. A team of Tara Rogers, llivia DiStefano, hat Perkins and Emily hosten hammered out a 3:31.51, replacing the 2008 record set by Emmaus, to wrap things up at North Penn.
The Maidens compiled 459 points, topping the 387 scored by Central Bucks East.
Rogers and Emily hosten were both double winners in the individual events for the Maidens, as Rogers touched fiUVW LN WKH 200 IUHHVWyOH DNG the 500 freestyle and hosten ZDV WRSV LN WKH 100 EUWWHUfly and 100 freestyle.
It was also a monster day for llivia DiStefano, who swam on all three winning UHODyV DNG VKH DOVR WRRN fiUVW in the 100 backstroke.
North Penn was able to overcome some strong swims by Souderton Area, Central Bucks test and Pennridge, including the pool-record swim by the Rams’ Hannah Zurmuhl in the 50 freestyle.
The hnights were equally impressive on Friday, led by Jack Morris’ wins in the 100 EUWWHUfly DNG 200 IUHHVWyOH. Morris also anchored the 400 freestyle relay, joining Thanas hountroubis, Jonathan hrail and Liam helly to set a pool record, topping the 2011 mark set by North Penn.
Souderton claimed two gold medals. hevin Musterait won the 100 freestyle in a pool record 47.35, while Lucas dianinni won the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.07.
Hatboro-Horsham claimed three golds, including a pair by Michael Thomas. Thomas won the 100 backstroke in a pool record of 52.02 and the 200 individual medley in a pool record 1:56.55.
The Hatters also claimed the 200 freestyle relay in a pool record 1:28.89.
The hnights racked up 538.5 points, pushing them past the 353 scored by Souderton.
Next up is the District lne Diving Championships at Upper Dublin on Friday and Saturday.