Trojan swim teams win two meets
The Parkland swimming teams opened the new season with 2-0 records for new coach Allison McPeek.
Last Tuesday the Trojans traveled to Pocono Mountain West and earned 128-42 and 123-46 victories respectively for the girls and boys.
Emma Kushner, Milla Hahn, Ashley Settle and Sydney Platt won the 200-yard medley relay, while Natasha Goldman took the 200-yard freestyle and Madison Roseman claimed the 200-yard IM.
The boys received winning performances from Dannik Khais, Colton Chung, Gabe Krizel and Pedro Teran, who teamed up to win the 200-yard medley relay. Marcus Moreef finished in under two minutes to take the 200-yard freestyle competition and won also the 100-yard freestyle while Teran claimed the 200-yard IM.
On Dec. 4 Parkland opened their seasons with victories over East Stroudsburg South. The Parkland girls earned a 126-39 decision. In this one Simone Lin, Kelsey McPeek, Hahn and Roseman won the 200-yard medley race, while Lin won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle, Hahn took the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke, Roseman finished tops in the 50-yard freestyle and Taylor Coombe in the 100-yard butterfly.
Ella Rafeld, Roseman, Settle and McPeek had the winning combination to take the 200-yard freestyle relay and Mackenzie Platt, Lin, Hahn and Settle won the 400-yard freestyle relay.
The Trojan boys registered a 148-30 victory in the season opener. Parkland received good performances from Blaine Christ, Krizel, Chung and Moreef who won the 200-yard medley relay, while Teran took the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle, Christ won the 100-yard breaststroke and Krizel finished tops in the 200-yard IM.
Anshul Dadayyapally won the 50-yard freestyle by .04 of one second over Moreef, while Chung won the 100-yard butterfly and Dannis Khais earned the win in the 100-yard freestyle. The foursome of Eric Friday, Jacob Grab, Moreef and Dadayyapally worked together to take the 200-yard freestyle relay.
McPeek’s assistant staff has contributed to Parkland’s strong start.
“I could not be more grateful for all members of the coaching staff,” McPeek said. “All of them bring a lot of knowledge and experience and are great role models for our athletes. We all support each other and work together to make this a great experience for our swimmers.”
The assistant coaching staff is comprised of Brittany Reamer, Traci Kinney, Barry Kushner, Becky Brennan, Abi Sheridan, Bill Platt and strength and conditioning coach Kenrick Smith.