Wyoming Seminary’s Ryleigh Collins turned in District 2’s top two individual performances while Dallas managed both the top team and relay finishes during the Class 2A girls portion of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships Friday and Saturday at Bucknell University.
Collins placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:52.89, finishing less than a second behind Lewisburg’s Kimberly Shannon. The junior was also third in the 100 butterfly, part of a fifth-place 200 medley relay team and the anchor on the eighth-place 400 freestyle relay.
The top relay finish was turned in by the Dallas combination of Gabby Spaciano, Gina Kerrick, Peyton Stauffer and Lydia Gonzales while placing third in the 200 freestyle in 1:38.59.
The 200 freestyle relay performance led Dallas to a sixth-place finish in the team standings just in front of seventh-place Wyoming Seminary, 108½-107.
Schuylkill Valley beat out Mount Pleasant for the team title, 177-169.
District 2 had four teams in the top 20. Scranton Prep finished 12th and Valley View was tied for 19th.
The eight finalists in each event earned state medals. The ninth- through 16th-place swimmers after qualifying heats made the finals and scored points for their teams.
Alyssa Kelly joined Wyoming Seminary teammate Collins as the district’s two four-event state medalists.
Individual medalists from the district were:
|500 freestyle||Ryleigh Collins||Wyoming Seminary||2||4:52.89|
|100 butterfly||Ryleigh Collins||Wyoming Seminary||3||:55.47|
|200 individual medley||Lydia Gonzalez||Dallas||4||2:07.84|
|500 freestyle||Mary Kate Kupsky||Wyoming Seminary||5||5:09.92|
|50 freestyle||Nicole Iriza||Scranton Prep||T5||:24.17|
|100 breaststroke||Alyssa Kelly||Wyoming Seminary||7||1:05.68|
|200 freestyle||Alyssa Kelly||Wyoming Seminary||7||1:55.84|
Relay medalists from the district were:
|200 freestyle||Dallas||Gabby Spaciano Gina Kerrick Peyton Stauffer Lydia Gonzales||3||1:38.59|
|200 medley||Wyoming Seminary||Cara McCall Alyssa Kelly Ryleigh Collins Ava Betnar||5||1:49.32|
|200 medley||Dallas||Gabby Spaciano Gina Kerrick Lydia Gonzales Peyton Stauffer||7||1:49.87|
|200 freestyle||Scranton Prep||Nicole Iriza Mackenzie Cross Tessa Mangan Liv Turner Havira||7||1:40.74|
|200 freestyle||Valley View||Molly Hubal Della Noon Nicole Chiricos Lily Nemeth||8||1:41.67|
|200 medley||Scranton Prep||Mackenzie Cross Liv Turner Havira Lydia Gonzales Peyton Stauffer||8||1:51.10|
|400 freestyle||Wyoming Seminary||Cara McCall Alyssa Kelly Ava Betnar Ryleigh Collins||8||3:39.10|
Other individual point-scorers were:
|100 freestyle||Nicole Iriza||Scranton Prep||9||:52.36|
|100 freestyle||Molly Hubal||Valley View||10||:52.85|
|50 freestyle||Gabby Spaciano||Dallas||10||:24.63|
|100 butterfly||Lydia Gonzales||Dallas||10||:58.30|
|50 freestyle||Gina Kerrick||Wyoming Seminary||T12||:24.82|
|200 individual medley||Mary Kate Kupsky||MMI Prep||13||2:12.03|
|500 freestyle||Olivia Thomas||Dallas||13||5:20.28|
|100 backstroke||Gabby Spaciano||Dallas||13||1:00.08|
|200 freestyle||Peyton Stauffer||Dallas||15||1:59.06|
|200 individual medley||Molly Hubal||Valley View||15||2:13.17|
|100 backstroke||Julia Bucknavage||Holy Redeemer||16||1:01.18|
|Diving||Leanne Walter||Elk Lake||16||274.90|
Other point-scoring relay team:
|400 freestyle||Valley View||Molly Hubal Della Noon Harley O’Leary Lily Nemeth||14||3:45.63|