Ship’s Julia Strine ties for 4th in PIAA breaststroke

Ship girls

Julia Strine

LEWISBURG — Shippensburg sophomore Julia Strine tied for fourth in the 100 breaststroke at the PIAA Class 2A girls swimming championships Thursday at Bucknell University.

Strine swam a time of 1:03.67 to finish in a dead heat with Margaret Walting of Holy Redeemer. The winner was defending champion Annie O’Dare of Gwynedd Mercy, who clocked in at 1:01.80.

In the morning prelims, Strine put up a time of 1:03.72 to set a school record she later broke in the final. That was the second-best time in the prelims, behind only O’Dare (1:02.79).

Strine also placed 16th in the 100 freestyle. She posted a time of 53.46 in the prelims to gain the 11th seed, and in the consolation race, her time of 54.42 put her in 16th place.

Also in the 100 free prelims, the Lady Hounds’ Makenna Morris placed 21st with a 54.40 time.

Shippensburg’s 400 freestyle relay team also competed, and just missed making the consolation race. Ship’s Morris, Madelyn Facchinei, Madison Osanitch and Strine swam 3:42.66 to place 17th and miss the consolation race by just .13 of a second.

The PIAA championships continue Friday and Saturday, with Chambersburg having five boys in the Class 3A races.