WILLIAMSPORT — The DuBois swimming teams both split a tri-meet on Saturday at Williamsport High School with Holy Redeemer.
The Beavers fell to Williamsport, 96-84, but defeated Holy Redeemer, 100-67. The Lady Beavers beat the host team, 106-79, but lost to Holy Redeemer, 94-82.
“Overall we had a solid day,” said DuBois coach Mike Gressler. “We put our lineups together trying to find out what some could do in other races, make our lineup a little more flexible. There were some nice surprises in there that will certainly help us later on this season.
“With two days off due to weather this week, I was worried about the team losing focus on racing and not being being sharp on their technique, but they came in and did their jobs well. There were some spots where a couple kids said things felt a little off or weren’t “feeling” the water too well, so we changed our focus to form and the kids were surprised how fast they went when focusing on form instead of just going as hard as they can.”
The boys took home one win on the day as Tucker Fenstermacher won the 200 free with a time of 2:01.85, edging teammate Gaven Wolfgang by one-tenth of a second.
The Lady Beavers won two events as Julie Marchioni took the 100 fly with a time of 1:06.23. The Lady Beavers also won the 400 free relay with a team consisting of Marchioni, Alayna Cornelius, Elle McMahon, and Rayna Fenstermacher with a time of 4:05.15.
Rayna Fenstermacher also took a second place finish in the 200 IM and a third in the 100 back. McMahon had a third place in the 500 free.
The girls also took second place in the other two relay events, while Lauren Usaitis grabbed a second place in the 100 breast and a third in the 50 free.
Anna Wingard also took second in the 200 free.
The boys took second place in all three relay events on the day.
In addition to his second place finish in the 200 free, Wolfgang also took second in the 100 free. Mason Smith (50 free) and Ian Meterko (100 back) also had second place finishes in their respective events.
Logan Wells (200 IM), Tino Deemer (50 free), and Isaac Wayne (100 breast) also came away with third place finishes.
DuBois is back in action on Tuesday evening for their first home meet of the season against St. Marys. The meet starts at 6 p.m.