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.”