TRO­JANS

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS -

even more at the turn — half­way down my butt. I had to take time to pull it back up and then fin­ish the race.”

Knoll fin­ished sec­ond in the 200 freestyle and then came back later — with his suit bet­ter se­cured — to take first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.28.

“I could have done a faster time in the 100 but I was ex­hausted,” said Knoll. “And, we had the big re­lay com­ing up later in the meet.”

All four of the mem­bers of the record-set­ting re­lay were also in­di­vid­ual win­ners in Thurs­day’s meet at the Tro­jans’ Wis­sahickon Mid­dle School Pool. Ber­ring placed first in the 100 breast­stroke and the 50 freestyle, Waechter touched first in the 100 but­ter­fly and Boehme was the fastest swim­mer in the 200 IM.

“I didn’t do my best time in breast but I was just rac­ing for place — and sav­ing it for the re­lay,” said Ber­ring. “My time in the 50 free was re­ally good — close to my per­sonal best. So, I was happy about that.”

Boehme, who was also sec­ond in the 500 free, said, “My IM was all right. I added a lit­tle to my best. But, we’re in the mid­dle of heavy train­ing so my times aren’t as fast as usual. In the 500, I added seven sec­onds. I was sav­ing it for the last two re­lalsy — the 200 free and the 400 free.”

In the girls’ meet, Amanda Zlot­nikoff car­ried the ban­ner for the Tro­jans with a pair of in­di­vid­ual first-place fin­ishes. She started by touch­ing first in the 50 freestyle and then fol­lowed with a win in the 100 back­stroke.

“The 50 was O.K.,” said Zlot­nikoff. “The 50 is a race where ev­ery­thing has to be per­fect. My start was good but I got a lit­tle caught up on the wall. Back­stroke was a lit­tle rough. I’m tired — just tired. We’re do­ing a lot of yardage with my club team and that can be re­ally tir­ing.”

Even though there is still an­other dual meet, the con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships and the dis­trict cham­pi­onships still on the sched­ule, it was the fi­nal meet of the sea­son for Kelly Wild.

The speedy fresh­man, who was sec­ond in the 200 IM with a per­sonal best time and sec­ond in the 100 freestyle, swam her last races on Thurs­day and then faced surgery on Fri­day.

“I have mul­ti­di­rec­tional in­sta­bil­ity in my left shoul­der,” said Wild, who had a three-sec­ond drop in the IM. “It’s a hered­i­tary thing and it keeps get­ting worse. My shoul­der pops out of its socket. In the surgery, they’re go­ing to put bumpers around it so it doesn’t move.”

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