MMI Prep sophomore Woobie Kupsky led District 2 competitors Friday and Saturday during the Class 2A boys portion of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships, taking second place in the 500-yard freestyle at Bucknell University.
Kupsky, who finished the 500 freestyle in 4:36.28, also added a fifth-place finish in the 200 individual medley.
Maddoc Watkins had third- and sixth-place individual finishes and anchored a ninth-place relay team while leading Dallas to the top team finish by a District 2 boys squad in 12th place.
Dallas scored 68 points.
Erie Cathedral Prep outscored Riverside from District 7, 196-148, for the team title.
Kupsky matched Wyoming Seminary’s Ryleigh Collins, who was second in the Class 2A girls 500 freestyle, for the best overall finish by District 2 competitors during four days of competition at Bucknell.
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.
Individual medalists from the district were:
|500 freestyle||Woobie Kupsky||MMI Prep||2||4:36.28|
|100 freestyle||Maddoc Watkins||Dallas||3||:46.78|
|200 individual medley||Woobie Kupsky||MMI Prep||5||1:54.08|
|100 freestyle||Nathan Thayer||Scranton Prep||5||:46.82|
|50 freestyle||Maddoc Watkins||Dallas||6||:21.55|
|100 butterfly||Zhantore Akylbekov||Wyoming Seminary||6||:50.83|
|500 freestyle||Tommy Doran||Dallas||6||4:44.75|
|100 breaststroke||Zhantore Akylbekov||Wyoming Seminary||6||:58.87|
|100 butterfly||Nathan Thayer||Scranton Prep||7||:51.21|
Other individual point-scorers were:
|200 freestyle||Tommy Doran||Dallas||12||1:46.03|
|50 freestyle||Kevin Noldy||Elk Lake||14||:22.19|
|100 backstroke||Jason Puza||Dallas||14||:54.77|
|100 freestyle||Kevin Noldy||Elk Lake||16||:49.07|
Point-scoring relay team:
|400 freestyle||Dallas||Tommy Doran Jacob Hoegen Jason Puza Maddoc Watkins||9||3:18.54|
|200 medley||Scranton Prep||Alex Iannone Gordon Kopa Nathan Thayer Ethan Haggerty||13||1:41.66|
|400 freestyle||Scranton Prep||Nathan Thayer Ethan Haggerty Liam Ong Alex Iannone||13||3:22.49|
|200 medley||Wyoming Seminary||Harry Feng Gabe DeLuna Zhantore Akylbekov Richie DeLuna||14||1:41.89|
|200 freestyle||Wyoming Seminary||Zhantore Akylbekov Harry Feng Jacob Baur Richie DeLuna||16||1:31.70|