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Erie Times-News Breakout Boys Swimmer/Diver of the Week: Griffin Schaetzle, Mercyhurst Prep

Griffin Schaetzle

Mercyhurst Prep sophomore Griffin Schaetzle continues to impress on swimming’s biggest stage.

After securing a third-place medal in the 100 free and a sixth-place medal in the 200 free as a freshman, Schaetzle followed that up with two more medals this season at the PIAA Class AA championships.
Schaetzle swam the 100 backstroke in 50.80 seconds to finish second and took fourth in the 200 free with a time of 1 minute, 42.47 seconds. The underclassmen has become an elite swimmer in District 10 and has two more years to collect more D-10 and PIAA hardware.
Poll results:

Who is the Breakout Swimmer/Diver of the Week?

  • Griffin Schaetzle, Mercyhurst Prep (23%, 55 Votes)
  • Rex Riley, Cathedral Prep (21%, 51 Votes)
  • Robert Sikatzki, Fairview (14%, 34 Votes)
  • Johnathan Ekas, McDowell (13%, 32 Votes)
  • Phil Emerson, Franklin (10%, 25 Votes)
  • Lauren Barber, Wilmington (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Adam Bleday, Titusville (5%, 13 Votes)
  • Rylee Klomp, Mercyhurst Prep (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Emma Allison, Fairview (3%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 241

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