SOL District One Girls' Swimming Wrap (3-3-17)

The North Penn girls’ team captured its fifth consecutive District One AAA title on Friday. Check out the district’s top finishers. Photos provided by Keith Clemens Photography. Check back for a complete photo gallery.

North Penn captured its fifth consecutive District One Class AAA team title in girls swimming on Friday at LaSalle University’s Kirk Pool.

The Knights scored 305.5 points for the crown.

Kailyn Evans was North Penn’s top individual finisher, taking the silver medal in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.92).

For North Penn, Megan Zartman captured the bronze medal in the 100 backstroke (56.25), Heather Hartmann took sixth in the 500 freestyle (5:03.10), Parker Schulz finished in a tie for seventh place in the 100 freestyle with Claire Walsh of Penncrest (52.34).

Claudia Thamm, Parker Schulz, Zartman and Evans took second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:26.70).

“The team title means a lot because we worked really hard all season long,” Zartman said. “Practices were really long and super hard as always, but it was just really great to see it pay off here.

“We were all really excited and we had a lot of really good times. Now I’m really excited about states because we have a lot of qualifiers and hopefully when we get there we’ll do even better times.”

Abbie Amdor of Upper Dublin won her first district title in an individual event with her victory in the 100 freestyle (50.47).

Elle Braun of Upper Dublin took second in the 500 freestyle (4:57.95), Jenna Johns finished fourth in the 100 backstroke (56.28) and Aly Breslin was eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.54).

Amdor, Laura Pendleton, Braun and Johns won the 400 freestyle relay (3:25.49).

The Cardinals placed third in team scoring (229).

“I was very shocked by my time,” said Amdor, a sophomore. “I was not expecting that. Everyone on our team was doing so well I fed off of that energy and positivity.

“We’re really excited about the 400 free relay, too. Now I’m so excited to go to states. I can’t wait.”

Morgan Scott of Pennridge finished second in the 100 freestyle (50.58). Teammate Erin Shema took fifth in the 100 backstroke (56.39).

Shema, Anna Beno, Claire Beno and Scott took sixth in the400 freestyle relay (3:32.88). Pennridge finished sixth in team scoring (117).

In Class AA, Springfield’s Trinity Schmidt finished fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:13.37), Alison Curry took fourth in the 100breaststroke (1:09.87), Emily Cooney was sixth in the 100 freestyle (55.11), Megan Leibfreid took seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:00.71).

Carly Munger, Grace Talbot, Currie and Gwyn Cooney teamed up to take fifth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:51.53).

The Spartans were third in team scoring (270).

Olivia Pervall of Upper Moreland finished eighth in the 500 freestyle (5:26.92). Anna Maria Stylianou, Colleen Davis, Emily Sanceciz and Pervall placed sixth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:53.62).

Upper Moreland was fifth in team scoring (145).

Class 2A

Team Results
1. Villa Maria, 547 points; 2. Nazareth, 343; 3. Springfield,270; 4. Gwynedd Mercy, 269; 5. Upper Moreland, 145; 6. Upper Perkiomen, 130; 7.Merion Mercy, 103; 8. Villa Joseph Marie, 73; 9. Sacred Heart, 59; 10.Pottsgrove, 19.

Event results
100-yard freestyle:1. Olivia Giampietro (Villa Maria),53.15; 2. Maura McManus (Villa Maria), 53.25; 3. Nina Smith (Villa Maria),53.62; 4. Kayla Lichtner (Nazareth), 54.34; 5. Alex McKeaney (Delaware CountyChristian), 54.36; 6. Emily Cooney (Springfield), 55.11; 7. Amy McHale (VillaMaria), 55.97; 8. Samantha Gilbert (Nazareth), 56.41

500 freestyle:1. Stephanie Szekely (Gwynedd Mercy), 4:59.98;2. Kaitlyn Agger (Villa Maria), 5:04.15; 3. Emily Lund (Nazareth), 5:04.98; 4.Trinity Schmidt (Springfield), 5:13.37; 5. Alexa Turco (Villa Maria), 5:13.43;6. Katherine Fronczak (Villa Maria), 5:18.39; 7. Mary Katherine Clark (VillaMaria), 5:24.81; 8. Olivia Pervall (Upper Moreland), 5:26.92

100 backstroke:1. Brenna Magness (Villa Maria), 58.73; 2.Maddie McSorley (Nazareth), 58.89; 3. Stephanie Curtis (New Hope-Solebury),59.10; 4. Kira Buchler (Villa Maria), 59.51; 5. Hope Reynolds (Villa Maria),59.74; 6. Noel Fresa (Upper Perkiomen), 1:00.14; 7. Megan Leibfreid (Springfield), 1:00.71; 8. Kyra Kowaleski (Villa Maria), 1:02.72

100 breaststroke:1. Annie O’Dare (Gwynedd Mercy), 1:05.12;2. Katelyn Chick (Villa Maria), 1:05.88; 3. Madeline Doucette (Nazareth),1:07.79; 4. Alison Currie (Springfield), 1:09.87; 5. Aileen Murray (Gwynedd Mercy), 1:10.33; 6. Bailey McCausland (Upper Perkiomen), 1:11.82; 7. Christie Nemceff (Villa Joseph Marie), 1:12.31; 8. Angela Sylvester (Nazareth), 1:12.37

400 freestyle relay:1. Villa Maria (Olivia Giampietro,Smith, Agge, McManus), 3:34.07; 2. Gwynedd Mercy, 3:36.70; 3. Nazareth,3:38.42; 4. Upper Perkiomen, 3:46.63; 5. Springfield, 3:51.53; 6. Upper Moreland, 3:53,62; 7. Villa Joseph Marie, 3:55.77; 8. Merion Mercy, 3:59.05.

Class 3A

Team results
1. North Penn, 305.5 points; 2 Avon Grove, 259; 3. Upper Dublin, 229; 4. Conestoga, 158; 5. Unionville, 149; 6. Pennridge, 117; 7.Downingtown East, 112; 8. Downingtown West, 100; 9. Phoenixville, 79; 10. West Chester East, 72.

Event results
100-yard freestyle:1. Abbie Amdor (Upper Dublin), 50.47; 2.Morgan Scott (Pennridge), 50.58; 3. Ann Carozza (West Chester East), 51.21; 4.Madison Ledwith (Conestoga), 51.70; 5. Summer Martin (Strath Haven), 51.74; 6. Riley Rachon (Downingtown West), 52.17; 7. (tie) Parker Schulz (North Penn) and Claire Walsh (Penncrest), 52.34

500 freestyle:1. Anna Kalandadze (Lower Merion), 4:50.31(meet record, previous record 4:50.72 by Karin LaBerge, Central Bucks West,1982); 2. Elle Braun (Upper Dublin), 4:57.95; 3. Madison Kolessar (Garnet Valley), 4:58.70; 4. Morgan Curl (Oxford), 5:01.04; 5. Izzy Paoletti (AvonGrove), 5:01.42; 6. Heather Hartmann (North Penn), 5:03.10; 7. Clare McGovern (Avon Grove), 5:07.07; 8. Sarah Manthorp (Downingtown West), 5:07.43 

100 backstroke:1. Caroline Famous (Conestoga), 55.43; 2.Georgia Apostolu (Springfield), 56.06; 3. Megan Zartman (North Penn), 56.25; 4.Jenna Johns (Upper Dublin), 56.28; 5. Erin Shema (Pennridge), 56.39; 6. Emm aBrinton (Avon Grove), 57.02; 7. Sydney Paglia (Avon Grove), 57.21; 8. SophiaPoeta (Conestoga), 57.78 

100 breaststroke:1. Olivia Paoletti (Avon Grove), 1:02.27(meet record, previous record 1:03.03 by Paoletti, March 5, 2016); 2. Kailyn Evans (North Penn), 1:02.92; 3. Heather MacCausland (Downingtown West),1:03.18; 4. Emily Sykes (Methacton), 1:03.69; 5. Madeleine Cooke(Phoenixville), 1:04.08; 6. Gab Rudy (Ridley), 1:04.94; 7. Rabea Pfaff (Avon Grove),1:05.41; 8. Aly Breslin (Upper Dublin), 1:05.54

400 freestyle relay:1. Upper Dublin (Amdor, Laura Pendleton, Braun, Johns), 3:25.49; 2. North Penn, 3:26.70; 3. Conestoga,3:27.84; 4. Avon Grove, 3:29.72; 5. Unionville, 3:32.52; 6. Pennridge, 3:32.88;7. Wissahickon, 3:34.78; 8. West Chester East, 3:34.99.