BRADFORD — Avenging an early-season loss for the boys, the Brookville Area High School swimming and diving teams earned a split decision Monday night at Bradford.
The Raiders earned an 89-64 win to improve to 4-4 with their second straight win after beating St. Marys last Thursday.
The Lady Raiders fell at Bradford, 113-54, to remain winless at 0-8.
Both teams host Clearfield on Senior Night Thursday before closing out the dual meet season at DuBois next Monday.
“Overall, I was satisfied with how the individual swims finished,” Brookville head coach Mike Wonderling said. “The kids are working hard and with two regular meets left, we are beginning to look at preparing for districts.”
Against Bradford, Mark Fitzgerald was a triple-winner. He won the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.06), 100 backstroke (1:12.59) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:58.63) with Donavan Hoffman, Thad Johnson and Kyle Gotwald.
Johnson added a win in the 100 butterfly (1:05.12) and finished second in the 200 individual medley with Hoffman placing third.
Hoffman joined Ethan Brentham, Rory Hoffman and Justin Barrett on the winning 400 freestyle (4:30.54).
Rory Hoffman added a third in the 200 free while Barrett was runner-up in the 100 backstroke. Kyle Gotwald was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle behind teammate Aaron Briggs.
Luc Doolittle and Gotwald were 2-3 in the 500 freestyle.
“We had two of the three swimmers who were out last time in the lineup and that made the difference for us,” Wonderling said of the Raiders at Bradford. “The meet started with a DQ from Bradford on the first relay and we kept the lead throughout the rest of the meet. We didn’t have our best times, but we swam better than Bradford where we needed to.”
The Lady Raiders got a win from Emma Fiscus in the 100 butterfly (1:19.04). She also finished third in the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley.
“Emma continues to improve,” Wonderling said. “She has been swimming a variety of events throughout the season and has proven that she can be competitive in any of the events.”
Emily Lindermuth was runner-up in the 50 freestyle while Brynn Afton picked up two thirds in the 200 and 500 freestyles.
Taylor Hetrick added a second in the 100 backstroke and Aleah Ames was third in the 100 breaststroke.
Bradford’s facility doesn’t handle diving, so no points were scored in that event.
In last Thursday’s meet, the Raiders made it a season sweep of the Dutch as Johnson was a triple-winner. He led the sweep of the 100 backstroke (1:02.5) with teammates Fitzgerald and Barrett following him to the board.
Johnson also won the 200 individual medley (2:15.89) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:55.9) with Donavan Hoffman, Blake Saunders and Gotwald.
Fitzgerald added a third in the 200 freestyle. Gotwald and Briggs were 2-3 in both the 50 and 100 freestyles, Gotwald second in the 50 and Briggs second in the 100. Saunders had two seconds in the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle.
Also for the Raiders, Donavan and Rory Hoffman were 2-3 in the 100 breaststroke.
The Lady Raiders managed one win on the diving board with Dani MacBeth scoring a 171.9. In the pool, Fiscus turned in two thirds in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly. Lindermuth was third in the 50 freestyle.