SV Swim and Dive Dominate Tri-Meet

Katie Clark, Contributor

On January 5  the Seneca Valley Raiders Swim and Dive team competed at the Big Mac Invitational at Grove City College. Competing against Upper St. Clair and Cannon-McMillan, the girls continued their winning streak, defeating both teams by 21 points and 111 points, respectively. The boys won against Cannon-McMillan, but fell to Upper St. Clair in their first loss of the season.

Senior Katelyn Caccamo, Junior Meghan Keppler and Sophomore Rylie Smith gained the lead for the team by securing first, second, and fourth place in 1 meter diving. On the boys’ side, Matt Laslavic, Trevor Elliot and Sam Skeen captured second, third, and fourth places.

Building off the strong start, the swim portion of the meet was dominated by SV. The girls’ medley relay took first and third places. Freshman Abby Perry started the first individual event of the meet, the 200 yard freestyle, placing second overall and a WPIAL cut. Freshman Zach Lozowski also secured his first WPIAL cut in the 200 yard freestyle.

The girls continued to outperform the competition, earning first, second, and fourth place in the 200 individual medley, second and third place in the 50 freestyle, first, second, and fourth place in the 100 free, and significant victory in the 100 backstroke, where Edi Sawyer, Katie Clark and Carly Brunello taking first, second and third overall.

The boys also continued to have success with strong showing in all events. This included the 200 individual medley, the 100 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Junior Owen Blazer had a show-stopping victory in the 100 butterfly, winning by nearly four seconds. The boys finished the meet with a 2-3 finish in the 400 freestyle relay against Upper St. Clair, Senior Max Bredl closing the gap to gain the final points for the team.

Annabel Morrisard, Kendall Craig, Katie Clark. Zach Lozowski, Abby Perry, Rylie Smith, and Own Blazer al met WPIAL qualifying times, making a total of 29 individuals qualified for WPIALs.