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Collins, Dallas lead District 2’s Class 2A girls at state swimming

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 freestyleRyleigh CollinsWyoming Seminary24:52.89
100 butterflyRyleigh CollinsWyoming Seminary3  :55.47
200 individual medleyLydia GonzalezDallas42:07.84
500 freestyleMary Kate KupskyWyoming Seminary55:09.92
  50 freestyleNicole IrizaScranton PrepT5  :24.17
100 breaststrokeAlyssa KellyWyoming Seminary71:05.68
200 freestyleAlyssa KellyWyoming Seminary71:55.84

Relay medalists from the district were:

200 freestyleDallasGabby Spaciano Gina Kerrick Peyton Stauffer Lydia Gonzales31:38.59
200 medleyWyoming SeminaryCara McCall Alyssa Kelly Ryleigh Collins Ava Betnar51:49.32
200 medleyDallasGabby Spaciano Gina Kerrick Lydia Gonzales Peyton Stauffer71:49.87
200 freestyleScranton PrepNicole Iriza Mackenzie Cross Tessa Mangan Liv Turner Havira71:40.74
200 freestyleValley ViewMolly Hubal Della Noon Nicole Chiricos Lily Nemeth81:41.67
200 medleyScranton PrepMackenzie Cross Liv Turner Havira Lydia Gonzales Peyton Stauffer81:51.10
400 freestyleWyoming SeminaryCara McCall Alyssa Kelly Ava Betnar Ryleigh Collins83:39.10

Other individual point-scorers were:

EventCompetitorSchool PlaceScore/ Time
DivingBrianne DempseyDallas  9 344.30
100 freestyleNicole IrizaScranton Prep  9  :52.36
100 freestyleMolly HubalValley View10  :52.85
  50 freestyleGabby SpacianoDallas10  :24.63
100 butterflyLydia GonzalesDallas10  :58.30
  50 freestyleGina KerrickWyoming SeminaryT12  :24.82
200 individual medleyMary Kate KupskyMMI Prep132:12.03
500 freestyleOlivia ThomasDallas135:20.28
100 backstrokeGabby SpacianoDallas131:00.08
200 freestylePeyton StaufferDallas151:59.06
200 individual medleyMolly HubalValley View152:13.17
100 backstrokeJulia BucknavageHoly Redeemer161:01.18
DivingLeanne WalterElk Lake16 274.90

Other point-scoring relay team:

400 freestyleValley ViewMolly Hubal Della Noon Harley O’Leary Lily Nemeth143:45.63

Team finishes:

Wyoming Seminary7107
Scranton Prep1268.5
Valley ViewT1937
MMI Prep3518
Holy RedeemerT671
Elk LakeT671

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