ST. MARYS — The DuBois swimming team traveled to St. Marys Monday night, with the girls and boys teams sweeping the host Dutch as both squads improved to 2-0 on the season.
The Lady Beavers won nine of the 12 events on their way to 116-68 victory. The boys’ side was more heavily contested, with both the Beavers and Dutchmen winning six events. However, DuBois used its depth to come away with a 96-70 win.
The DuBois’ girls win was fueled by their usual suspects — Gabi Wayne, Kiersten Pearce, Lauren Usaitis and Julie Marchioni — all of whom posted multiple victories on the night.
Wayne led the way with a four-win night. She posted individual victories in the 100 (55.57) and 200 (2:04.80) freestyles and also swam the anchor leg on the lady Beavers’ winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay squads.
She teamed up with Pearce, Usaitis and Marchioni to take the medley relay in 2:00.87. In the 400 relay, Elle McMahon replaced Pearce as the group won in 1:46.54.
Pearce captured individual wins in the 200 IM (2:24.71) and 100 backstroke (1:05.69) and added a second-place in the 400 free relay.
Usaitis won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.88) and was third in the 50 free, while Marchioni took home the 100 butterfly (1:06.15) and placed second to Pearce in the 200 IM.
The Lady Beavers final win came from Katelynn Fields in the 1-meter diving event (147.30).
DuBois also got individual second-place finishes from McMahon (200 free, 500 free) and Bethany Guldbrandsen (100 butterfly).
The Lady Dutch got wins from Mandy Geci (50 free, 25.85) and Hannah Lenze (500 free, 5:49.85), while the 400 freestyle relay of Geci, Lenze, Kaelynn Kuhar and Lucy Anthony took first in 4:09.47.
On the boys’ side, DuBois got three wins from Drew Canter,who touched the wall first in the 200 (1:54.59) and 500 (5:10.13) freestylers. Canter also anchored the 400 free relay of Ian Meterko, Tino Deemer, Gaven Wolfgang to victory in 3:46.15.
Meterko added a win in the 100 backstroke (1:05.84), while Garrett Fleming was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.84). Beaver Logan Wells also won the diving event with 93.70 points.
DuBois got individual second-place finishes from Wolfgang (200 free, 500 free), Meterko (200 IM), Mason Smith (100 butterfly) and Deemer (100 backstroke).
St. Marys’ Ben Koss posted four wins on the night. Koss won both the 50 (23.24) and 100 (50.95) and was part of the Dutch’s winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
He teamed up with Jacob Koss, Nathan McAnany, Kevin Kuhar to win the medley event with a time of 1:47.00. The same trio teamed up with Koss to take the 200 free relay in 1:36.96.
McAnany added individual wins in the 200 IM (2:13.57) and 100 butterfly (57.70).
“It was an interesting meet,” said DuBois coachi Mike Gressler. “We had some people who swam up (slower time) and other swimmers who dropped some time. Since our meet on Saturday (at Williamsport) was postponed, we had a couple days off and a lot of people hadn’t gotten some work in since practice on Friday.
“Despite that, i though Drew Canter swam very well, and Lauren Usaitis swam a nice breaststroke. Garrett Fleming also had a nice day, and it is nice to get Katelynn Fields back on the (diving) board.”
DuBois is back action Friday at Williamsport. The meet is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.