ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team held their 2011 home opener on Thursday night against the Brookville Raiders. The Dutch and Lady Dutch squads won their meets, raising their records to 2-0 for the season.
The Lady Dutch placed first every event in the lineup to win the meet 110-53. Double individual winners included Steph Buerk in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles and Emma Daghir in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. Other individual winners included Kylee Proudfit in the 200-yard individual medley, Shannon Krieg in one-meter diving, Michaela Rupprecht in the 100-yard butterfly, Megan Barber in the 100-yard freestyle and Brittany Orr in the 100-yard backstroke.
The Lady Dutch prevailed in the relays, with first-place finishes in all three events. The winning 200-yard medley relay consisted of Orr, Daghir, Rupprecht and Proudfit, while Barber joined Proudfit, Daghir and Buerk to win the 200-yard freestyle relay. The 400-yard freestyle relay won their unscored event with the lineup of Barber, Rupprecht, Orr and Buerk.
“Every race that the girls had featured quality swims. We knew our depth would help us tonight, but we were very excited at how determined these girls were to come out strong and post great times for this early in the season,” noted Coach Mark DeMuro.
The Dutchmen also notched another win with the final tally of 97-69.
The boys dropped their first relay of the meet to the Raiders by a touch, but quickly made up ground, taking eight of the remaining eleven events.
Andrew Cotter was a double winner for the Dutch, winning the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. Single individual winners included Alex Renwick in the 200-yard individual medley, Justin Huey in one-meter diving, Jeffrey Moore in the 500-yard freestyle and Corey Koss in the 100-yard backstroke.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Cotter, Matt Hoffman, Ryan Struble and Moore as the anchor held off a charging Brookville squad, but managed to win the event by .6 seconds. The 400-yard freestyle relay of Renwick, Struble, Koss and Moore breezed to their first-place, unscored finish.
“We saw a few time drops from some of our guys tonight, which we thought could happen, but you never know. It was good to see that in the first meet when we have the bulk of the schedule ahead of us,” DeMuro said.
The team will be back in action next Thursday, Jan. 20 at home, when they meet the Bradford Owls.
Lady Dutch 110-53
200-yard medley relay – first (Orr, Daghir, Rupprecht, Proudfit), third (Melinda Stebich, Krieg, Maura Keyes, Cassie Wonderling)
200-yard freestyle – first Buerk, second Orr, fourth Keyes
200-yard IM – first Proudfit, third Rupprecht, fifth Wonderling
50-yard freestyle – first Daghir, second Barber, sixth Kelsey Bonifay
Diving – first Krieg, second Stebich
100-yard butterfly – first Rupprecht, second Keyes
100-yard freestyle – first Barber, third Bonifay
500-yard freestyle – first Buerk, third Wonderling
200-yard freestyle relay – first (Barber, Proudfit, Daghir, Buerk), third (Stebich, Bonifay, Wonderling, Keyes)
100-yard backstroke – first Orr, third Stebich
100-yard breaststroke – first Daghir, second Proudfit, fifth Krieg
400-yard freestyle relay – first (Barber, Rupprecht, Orr, Buerk)
200-yard medley relay – second (Koss, Cotter, Renwick, Hoffman), third (Jake Burns, Gideon Woelfel, Joey Ferragine, Tim Mosebarger), fifth (Gary Fledderman, Huey, Jordan Agosti, Alec Foster)
200-yard freestyle – first Cotter, second Moore, fifth Agosti
200-yard IM – first Renwick, third Ferragine
50-yard freestyle – second Koss, third Struble, sixth Foster
Diving – first Huey, second Burns, third Mosebarger
100-yard butterfly – second Renwick, third Ferragine
100-yard freestyle – second Hoffman, third Struble, fifth Agosti
500-yard freestyle – first Moore
200-yard freestyle relay – first (Cotter, Hoffman, Struble, Moore)
100-yard backstroke – first Koss, fourth Fledderman
100-yard breaststroke – first Cotter, second Hoffman, third Woelfel
400-yard freestyle relay – first (Renwick, Struble, Koss, Moore), second (Ferragine, Agosti, Woelfel, Burns)