Swimmers compete at Mid Penn Plunge

DILLSBURG — The Mid Penn Plunge, a league-sponsored meet at Northern York H.S. to give swimmers one more chance to qualify for the District 3 Championships, was held Friday and Saturday.

Mid Penn Conf.

The Shippensburg girls 400 freestyle relay team of Rachel Connor, Emily Smith, Abby Brink and Alyssa Brown took the area’s only first-place effort, with a time of 4:05.42.

Connor also was the runner-up in the 50 free and 100 butterfly, while Connor, Brink, Brown and Smith took second in the 200 free relay.

For area boys, the top finish was by Ship’s team of Taylor Fogelsanger, Karsten, Mason Holtry and Hunter Lay in the 400 free relay, third in 3:50.52.

Chambersburg girls coach Donnie Miller said, “Every swimmer enjoyed a time drop in at least one event. The biggest drop Friday was Megan Brant, who dropped nearly 16 seconds in the 200 free. Genevieve Kuhns had a best time in all three events. Damien Kerani dropped the most time for the boys and Sam Spiese.

“Brant and Kuhns ended up both dropping times in all four of their events. This was a terrific way for these athletes to finish the season.”

Mid Penn Plunge
200 freestyle — 7.Alyssa Brown (Ship) 2:15.35; 9.Abby Brink (Ship) 2:18.89
50 freestyle — 2.Rachel Connor (Ship) 26.23; 10.Emily Smith (Ship) 27.41
100 butterfly — 2.Connor (Ship) 1:07.23
200 freestyle relay — 2.Ship (Connor, Brink, Brown, Smith) 1:51.53
100 freestyle — 6.Smith (Ship); 9.Alyssa Young (JB) 1:03.66
500 freestyle — 3.Brown (Ship) 6:02.93; 7.Brink (Ship) 6:13.80
400 freestyle relay — 1.Ship (Conner, Smith, Brink, Brown) 4:05.42
200 medley relay — 7.JB (Connor Slemp, Broden Green, Macen Wilt, Clinton Junkins) 2:01.56
200 IM — 9.Mason Holtry (Ship) 2:29.66
50 free — 9.Hunter Lay (Ship) 25.17; 10.Junkins (JB) 24.28
200 freestyle relay — 5.Ship (Holtry, Karsten Braun, Tristan Fogelsanger, Lay) 1:43.88; 9.JB (Taylor Gilmer, Slemp, Green, Junkins) 1:45.44
100 freestyle — 6.Lay (Ship) 57.03; 9.Braun (Ship) 57.26
100 backstroke — 8.Holtry (Ship) 1:07.63
100 breaststroke — 6.Braun (Ship) 1:12.00; 8.Wilt (JB) 1:12.35
400 freestyle relay — 3.Ship (Fogelsanger, Braun, Holtry, Lay) 3:50.52