Harmon leads girls swim team against Canaries
The Emmaus girls swimming and diving team downed William Allen High School recently by a score of 109-38 to move the Hornets’ season record to 5-1 in the East Penn Conference and 5-4 overall this season. Emmaus swam many of the later events as exhibitions to not needlessly run up the score in the meet, but the times of the swimmers do count toward qualifying for districts.
Sophia Harmon had a strong performance with three top finishes. Harmon won both the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events and was part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that took the top spot in that event. She was joined in the 200 by Izzy Sparaco, Jillian Fidelman, and Georgia Magditch.
Harmon was also a part of the 400-yard freestyle team of Veronica Karboski, Mabry Krause and Mia Baldwin that had the top time in their event, but were swimming as an exhibition, so were not awarded first-place officially.
Karboski also won the 200-yard individual medley and Krause was first in the 50-yard freestyle.
In addition to swimming in the 400 freestyle relay as an exhibition, Baldwin swam the 100-yard backstroke as an exhibition and took the top time in that event.
The 200-yard medley relay team got the meet off to a strong start with a win as Gloria Klees, Harper Daly, Kendall Shriver and Sparaco joined together to finish with the top time. For Klees, the win was followed by an individual top finish in the 500-yard freestyle and in the 100-yard breaststroke, which she swam as an exhibition.
Gabriella Antunes took the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly event.
Allen did not compete in the diving portion of the meet. Emmaus’ Keira Gilboy took first place with a diving score of 144.0. Elle Bagley finishing second with a score of 137.6.
In relays, Emmaus took the top three spots in the 200-yard medley relay, the top two spots in the 200-yard freestyle relay and would have had the top three finishes in the 400 free relay had the Hornets not been swimming as an exhibition.
In individual events, the Hornets took the top three spots in the 50, 100, and 500-yard freestyle events, the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, and the 100-yard backstroke, which they swam as an exhibition.
Emmaus has a difficult upcoming schedule with a dual meet against Easton (5-2, 6-0) this week. The relay teams will compete in the Wilson Relays Saturday at Wilson West Lawn High School and then Wilson West Lawn and Emmaus meet in their annual dual meet January 19.