Girls' PIAA 3A Swimming Championships (3-14-18)

Pennridge senior Morgan Scott won gold in the 200 free, and the North Penn 200 medley relay also earned gold. Check out all of the SOL’s top finishers on Wednesday.

LEWISBURG Morgan Scott made it look easy.

The Pennridge senior posted a time of 1:46.34 to easily capture her third consecutive PIAA Class 3A title in the 200-yard freestyle at Wednesday’s opening night of the state championship swim meet, held at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.

 “I think it’s really ‘in the moment’ kind of thinking,” she said. “Obviously, you think about the race before you get up on the block but nothing before that matters. All you’re thinking about is ‘I want to touch that wall first.’

“I am really sore. I’m not fully tapered. But that’s the way life is. For every dual meet in college, you’re not going to be fully tapered but they’re expecting you to put yourself out there. It’s just the kind of mindset you have.”

The final swim of her illustrious high school career will be the 100 freestyle on Thursday. She is the lone representative of Pennridge.

“I am here by myself this year so I’m a little lonely but I do have my club swimmer friends so I’m sitting with them and having a really good time with them,” she said.

North Penn made a splash on the first day of competition.

The Knight’s 200 medley relay of Megan Zartman, Haley Muth, Claudia Thamm and Rosalinda Rivera won in 1:43.95.

Claudia Thamm finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:00.87) and fourth in the 100 butterfly (55.35) while Zartman took fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:03.03).

Daly was ninth in the 200 freestyle (1:52.26), Rivera finished 12th in the 50 freestyle (24.01), Parker Schulz took 15th in the 200 freestyle (1:54.19) and Charlotte Thamm took 30th in the 100 butterfly (59.24).

North Penn finished off the day with another medal, as Caroline Dunigan, Daly, Nicole Chiappa and Rivera placed third in the 200 freestyle relay (1:34.15).

Upper Dublin’s Abbie Amdor, Aly Breslin, Laura Pendleton and Molly Braun finished second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:34.02).

Amdor grabbed the silver medal in the 200 freestyle (1:49.04) and Breslin finished seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:04.48).

The Cardinals foursome of Elle Braun, Lia Wilmoth, Rebecca Pendleton and Laura Pendleton took 11th in the 200 medley relay (1:47.88).

Elle Braun finished 10th in the 200 freestyle (1:52.46) and tied for 14th in the 50 freestyle (24.11), Rebecca Pendleton was 18th in the 100 butterfly (58.00) to round out the day for Upper Dublin.

Souderton finished in seventh place in the 200 freestyle relay. Hailey Freed, Frankie Ferlick, Alexa Crossgrove and Jenny Rogers were the foursome (1:36.66).

The Indians’ 200 medley relay of Freed, Clara Burrell, Rogers and Crossgrove finished 19th (1:50.16) and Rogers took 19th in the 100 butterfly (58.07).

Council Rock North’s Abigail Henderson, Jacqueline Rounsavill, Ellie Brandbergh and Julia Goroshko finished third in the 200 medley relay (1:44.81). They same quartet also took eighth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.02).  

Rounsavill tied for 14 th in the 50 freestyle (24.11), Henderson finished 23rd in the 200 freestyle (1:55.63) and Goroshko took 26th in the 50 freestyle (24.70).

Wissahickon junior Carly Zlotnikoff made a trip to the podium, finishing seventh in the 200 freestyle (1:51.33).

Also for Wissahickon, Katie Sapozhnikov took 25th in the 100 butterfly (58.78).

Pennsbury’s Brooke Garretson was 17th in the 200 individual medley (2:08.71).

North Penn leads in team scoring with 134 points. Upper Dublin is fifth (84.5) and Council Rock North is in sixth place (56.5) after the first day of competition.