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Posted: February 23rd, 2014

Psych sheets for this weekend’s District 10 swimming championships have been released, and the Fairview girls, Mercyhurst Prep boys, McDowell girls and Cathedral Prep have the most top seeds in their respective classes.

Fairview’s girls claimed top seeds in six of the 11 events, including all three relays, in Class AA. Emma Allison and Abby German are No. 1 seeds in one individual event and two relays. As expected, Wilmington’s Lauren Barber, the 2013 District 10 Swimmer of the Year and a returning state champion, is a top seed by a wide margin in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.

Among the Class AA boys, Mercyhurst Prep’s boys earned seven top seeds out, including two relays. Griffin Schaetzle and John Mackowski each are top seeded in two events, and are on two top-seeded relays. Franklin’s Phil Emerson, the 2013 District 10 Swimmer of the Year, is a No. 1 seed in two individual events.

In Class AAA, Prep is top seeded in all three relays and seven total events. Zach Miller earned a top seed in four events, while McDowell Jonathan Ekas is a top seed in two individual events.

McDowell’s girls are top seeds in seven events, led by Jessica Cauley and Mary Wassell, who each have No. 1 seeds in four events.

Class AA psych sheets

Top seeds listed below:

Class AA Girls

200-yard medley relay: Fairview (Rachel Taylor, Abby German, Stephanie Loesch, Emma Allison) 1:50.77

200 freestyle: Lauren Barber (Wilmington) 1:51.11

200 individual medley: Abby German (Fairview) 2:19.54

50 freestyle: Hannah Feucht (North East) 24.80

100 butterfly: Abigail Parsons (Slippery Rock) 1:00.81

100 freestyle: Emma Allison (Fairview) 55.42

500 freestyle: Claire Christensen (Fairview) 5:32.99

200 freestyle relay: Fairview (Emma Allison, Rachel Taylor, Kendall Sundberg, Abby German) 1:44.21

100 backstroke: Kathleen Lynch (Villa Maria) 57.80

100 breaststroke: Lauren Barber (Wilmington) 1:03.38

400 freestyle relay: Fairview (Kendall Sundberg, Claire Christensen, Stephanie Loesch, Rachel Taylor) 3:46.19

 

Class AA Boys

200 medley relay: Mercyhurst Prep (Griffin Schaetzle, John Mackowski, Joseph Swanson, Ryan Campbell) 1:41.10

200 freestyle: Griffin Schaetzle (Mercyhurst Prep) 1:45.28

200 individual medley: John Mackowski (Mercyhurst Prep) 2:02.19

50 freestyle: Phil Emerson (Franklin) 21.79

100 butterfly: Brent Benedict (Corry) 50.27

100 freestyle: Phil Emerson (Franklin) 46.69

500 freestyle: Ryan Campbell (Mercyhurst Prep) 5:04.00

200 freestyle relay: Fairview (Mike Borowski, Logan Finnecy, Corban Murphey, Ian Miller) 1:32.25

100 backstroke: Griffin Schaetzle (Mercyhurst Prep) 51.63

100 breaststroke: John Mackowski (Mercyhurst Prep) 1:00.9

400 freestyle relay: Mercyhurst Prep (Ryan Campbell, Alex Bowes, John Mackowski, Griffin Schaetzle) 3:24.63

 

Class AAA psych sheets

Class AAA Girls

200-yard medley relay: McDowell (Isabelle Vieira, Emma Springer, Mary Wassell, Jessica Cauley) 1:58.98

200 freestyle: Abby Spicher (McDowell) 2:07.90

200 individual medley: Mary Wassell (McDowell) 2:24.16

50 freestyle: Jessica Cauley (McDowell) 25.12

100 butterfly: Heather Sternby (Meadville) 1:02.61

100 freestyle: Gabrielle Wayne (DuBois) 55.86

500 freestyle: Mary Wassell (McDowell) 5:33.11

200 freestyle relay: Meadville (Mackenzie Webber, Heather Sternby, Paige Whitney, Maddie Moreland) 1:46.42

100 backstroke: Mackenzie Webber (Meadville) 1:03.85

100 breaststroke: Jessica Cauley (McDowell) 1:10.26

400 freestyle relay: McDowell (Isabelle Vieira, Mary Wassell, Abby Spicher, Jessica Cauley) 3:52.48

 

Class AAA Boys

200 medley relay: Cathedral Prep (Rex Riley, Joe Marin, Reid Morrison, Andrew Britton) 1:38.32

200 freestyle: Robert Fenstermacher (DuBois) 1:48.62

200 individual medley: Jonathan Ekas (McDowell) 1:59.75

50 freestyle: Zach Miller (Cathedral Prep) 21.87

100 butterfly: Reid Morrison (Cathedral Prep) 53.65

100 freestyle: Zach Miller (Cathedral Prep) 48.16

500 freestyle: Robert Fenstermacher (DuBois) 5:03.98

200 freestyle relay: Cathedral Prep (Tom Squeglia, Andrew Britton, Joe Marin, Zach Miller) 1:29.48

100 backstroke: Jonathan Ekas (McDowell) 49.94

100 breaststroke: Rex Riley, (Cathedral Prep) 59.69

400 freestyle relay: Cathedral Prep (Reid Morrison, Tom Squeglia, Rex Riley, Zach Miller) 3:15.89

Posted: February 24th, 2013

A showdown between three of District 10′s premier swimmers looms in the Class AA 100-yard boys backstroke this week in the D-10 championships.

Fairview’s Robert Sikatzki, Mercyhurst Prep’s Griffin Schaetzle and Corry’s Brent Benedict are the top three seeds, respectively, in the 100 backstroke in what might be the most competitive race at this weekend’s D-10 championships.

The District 10 released the psych sheets for the Class AA and Class AAA meets, which take place Friday and Saturday at Penn State Behrend’s Junker Center. Remember, DuBois is swimming in the D-10 Class AAA meet this year.

Here’s a look at the top seeds in each event:

CLASS AA BOYS

200 medley relay: Fairview 1:40.81
200 freestyle: Griffin Schaetzle, Mercyhurst Prep 1:47.28
200 IM: John Mackowski, Mercyhurst Prep 2:04.15
50 freestyle: Phil Emerson, Franklin 21.53
100 butterfly: Brent Benedict, Corry 50.85
100 freestyle: Phil Emerson, Franklin 49.26
500 freestyle: Zachary France, Slippery Rock 5:07.09
200 freestyle relay: Titusville 1:31.53
100 backstroke: Robert Sikatzki, Fairview 52.37
100 breaststroke: John Mackowski, Mercyhurst Prep 1:01.39
400 freestyle relay: Fairview 3:22.31

CLASS AA GIRLS

200 medley relay: Fairview 1:54.29
200 freestyle: Lauren Barber, Wilmington, 1:52.65
200 IM: Kelsey Urban, Harbor Creek 2:18.95
50 freestyle: Rylee Klomp, Mercyhurst Prep 24.90
100 butterfly: Molly Phillips, Mercyhurst Prep 1:00.23
100 freestyle: Rylee Klomp, Mercyhurst Prep 54.21
500 freestyle: Katelyn Steigerwald, Franklin 5:36.14
200 freestyle relay: Fairview 1:42.08
100 backstroke: Hannah Feucht, North East 1:00.45
100 breaststroke: Lauren Barber, Wilmington 1:03.71
400 freestyle relay: Fairview 3:47.63

Check out the complete Class AA psych sheet

CLASS AAA BOYS

200 medley relay: Cathedral Prep 1:38.76
200 freestyle: Reid Morrison, Cathedral Prep 1:50.86
200 IM: Auckie Fenstermacher, DuBois 2:04.11
50 freestyle: Jonathan Ekas, McDowell 21.79
100 butterfly: Luke Merski, Cathedral Prep 53.66
100 freestyle: Reid Morrison, Cathedral Prep 49.58
500 freestyle: Carey Behm, McDowell 5:08.61
200 freestyle relay: McDowell 1:29.41
100 backstroke: Jonathan Ekas, McDowell 51.16
100 breaststroke: Rex Riley, Cathedral Prep 1:01.04
400 freestyle relay: Cathedral Prep 3:19.28

CLASS AAA GIRLS

200 medley relay: McDowell 1:55.02
200 freestyle: Danielle Snyder, McDowell 2:04.22
200 IM: Kristin Owens, McDowell 2:23.22
50 freestyle: Heather Sternby, Meadville 25.11
100 butterfly: Heather Sternby, Meadville 1:02.21
100 freestyle: Julia Rahner, McDowell 55.59
500 freestyle: Gabrielle Humphrey, DuBois 5:35.90
200 freestyle relay: DuBois 1:46.10
100 backstroke: Elin Smith, Warren 1:02.84
100 breaststroke: Mylinda Hartnett, Meadville 1:11.04
400 freestyle relay: McDowell 3:52.87

Check out the complete Class AAA psych sheet

Posted: February 16th, 2013

Andrew Niland

Fairview sophomore Andy Niland has the Tigers in line for another District 10 Class AA playoff spot this winter.

A sharpshooter and leader on the floor, Niland, who started as a freshman, put together a big performance against rival Mercyhurst Prep last week, hitting six 3-pointers on his way to 22 points in the 48-39 win.

He is one of the top scoring sophomores in District 10 at 14.5 points per game and is a big reason why Fairview fans can count on the Tigers remaining a D-10 contender over the next few years.

Poll results:

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Posted: February 4th, 2013

Robert Sikatzki

Fans who look at the top Class AA swimming times in Erie County this season can see the impact that German exhange student Robert Sikatzki is having.

Sikatzki, a junior at Fairview, has dominated the regular season.  Out of the eight individual swimming events, Sikatzki has the top time in seven. He’s also second in the 100-yard breaststroke. In addition, Sikatzki has been a member of each of the three Fairview relays that have recorded the top times in Erie County.

Among Class AA girls, North East’s Hannah Feucht and Mercyhurst Prep’s Rylee Klomp each have the low time in two events. Meanwhile, Fairview has two of the top three relays.

The following list of times is gathered from meets phoned in to the Erie Times-News this season. The list is not intended to be the definitive times of all Erie County performers, but to give fans a cross section of the top times. Coaches are welcome to contact the Times-News by e-mail at sports@timesnews.com to report omissions or updated times. The list will then be updated.

We will post Class AAA’s top performances later today.

Look below to see Class AA’s top reported performances from Erie County:

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Posted: March 4th, 2012

If the PIAA psych sheets are any indication, District 10 is positioned for a memorable PIAA swim meet March 14-17 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

The Fairview boys and Mercyhurst Prep girls in particular will have a healthy number of high seeds entering next week’s state championships.

Also, area swimmers who didn’t advance automatically found out today if they will advance to the PIAA championships based on times. District 10 is well-represented with time qualifiers.

Later this week, the PIAA is expected to release a complete psych sheet including blended seeds for automatic and time qualifiers.

Click below to get links to the psych sheets and to read more about District 10’s seeds.

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Posted: February 3rd, 2012

Kendall Sundberg

Sundberg is one of several talented freshmen who could be key figures in the future of Fairview’s powerhouse girls swimming program.

She showed her potential last week by recording a combined five event wins in two meets. In the Tigers’ 124-46 victory over Girard Jan. 26, Sundberg won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.98 seconds. She also swam a leg on the first-place 400 freestyle relay.

In Fairview’s 134-36 win over Iroquois Jan. 23, Sundberg again won the 50 free (27.23) and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.

She’s one of the reasons why the Tigers’ future looks bright.

Poll results:

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Posted: February 3rd, 2012

Harrison Grimm

Grimm has been a force in the Tigers’ program during the past several seasons, and the senior hopes to help Fairview to its fourth consecutive District 10 Class AA title.

He has excelled throughout the regular season, and last week was no different. Grimm placed first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 7.60 seconds in the Tigers’ 131-36 triumph over Girard Jan. 26. He also swam legs on the first-place 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.

In Fairview’s 129-39 victory over Iroquois Jan. 23, Grimm won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.43) and was a member of the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

He’s the defending 500 free champion in D-10 Class AA and was a three-time state medalist in 2011.

Poll results:

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