Chambersburg roundup: Swim teams wrap up dual season with Carlisle split

Chambersburg 65, Carlisle 42: The Trojans won six individual victories and a pair of relays to hand the Thundering Herd a loss in their final Mid Penn Commonwealth dual meet of the season on Monday.

Bryce Smiley

Aidan McMillen had a fine day with wins in the 50 freestyle (25.88) and the 100 free (59.09), led off the winning 200 medley relay win (along with Sam Spiese, Jacob Shifler and Bryce Smiley) in a time of 2:30.81, and took the second leg on the 400 free relay (with Shifler, Spiese and Joseph Decker) in 4:08.80.

“Both the boys and girls teams raced well today,” Chambersburg boys coach Chad White said. “We used this meet as a last-chance opportunity to qualify some athletes for the Mid Penns this Saturday. We’ll find out Wednesday which individuals and relays qualify for it.”

Decker also captured first place in two events — the 200 free (2:08.45) and 400 free (4:31.08). The other event winners were Sam Spiese (200 IM in 2:56.11) and Shifler (100 backstroke in 1:10.74.

White said, “It was great to see Sam Spiese get a victory in his last 200 IM of his career. Decker looked really strong in both of his events and should qualify for Mid Penns. McMillen swam his best-looking 50 free of the season, which bodes well for his preparation.”

The Trojans finished 3-3 (3-3 MPC).

Audrey Kough

Carlisle 105, Chambersburg 59: The Trojans managed to pick up wins in four events, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Thundering Herd in a Mid Penn Commonwealth swim meet Monday afternoon.

Trojan boys coach Chad White said, “The most exciting race of the meet was the girls 200 medley relay. It came down to the wire and Faith Asbury was able to touch out Carlisle by .05 of a second.”

On that team, Audrey Lough led off, followed by Megan Brandt, Chace Johnson and Asbury. The team produced a winning time of 2:36.33.

Layne Rydbom earned two victories — the 50 freestyle in 29.68, and the 100 free in 1:05.35.

The other winner for Chambersburg, which finished 2-4 (2-4 MPC), was Maddie Shifler, who captured the 200 free in 2:24.08.

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