Swim Team Splits the Victory with Ephrata

These numbers might be dumbfounding since they are swimming scores, but Tuesday night, the Penn Manor boy swimmers defeated Ephrata 107 to 61. The girls, on the other hand, lost 72 to 98.

A.K.A. the Comets’ male swimmers made it look easy while the girls had a bit of a tougher time.

The girls portion of Penn Manor's swim team had a rough patch Tuesday Night

The meet started off slow with both the girls and boys getting second in the first event of the 200 medley relay, but Penn Manor’s Cooper Lindsley and Brian Dunne came in to break the streak. Lindsley got first in the 200 freestyle with a winning time of 1.51.60 while Dunne came in shortly behind him for second place.

Jess Burkhart took the win in the 50 freestyle with a dominating time of 24.91 seconds and also won the 100 freestyle with a time of 57.35 seconds.

The girls took first in the 200 freestyle relay getting a time of 1.47.82. The swimmers were Jenna

Jillian Heckman swims on Penn Manor's team. Photo by Harlie Madonna

Reel, Jess Burkhart, Joelle Williamson and Jillian Heckman.

Joelle Williamson destroyed the other swimmers with a time of 1.05.31 in the 100 backstroke.

The boys 200 freestyle relay, with Dunne, Lindsley, and brothers Travis and Casey Wells taking the reins, was determined by, a mere, six-hundredths of a second with the edge going to the Comets.

The girls trailed behind Ephrata the entire meet, but still kept the team on their toes.

By Liz Lawrence