High school swimming: District championships looming for Pittston Area, Wyoming Area swimmers

By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com | February 13th, 2016 7:10 am

KINGSTON — With two weeks until the PIAA District 2 Swimming and Diving Championships, both Pittston Area and Wyoming Area find themselves with one meet remaining.

The two teams competed this past week, along with Wyoming Area competing last weekend at the Ray Wills Invitational at Wyoming Valley West. At the invitational, the Wyoming Area girls team finished ninth out of 10 teams. The boys finished seventh out of 10 teams.

Pittston Area’s girls team were knocked off by Wyoming Seminary, 70-24 on Wednesday. The girls did not have a first place finish against the Blue Knights, but did show a lot of second place finishes. Katrina Dillon came in second in the 200 freestyle, while Erin Senese turned in a second place finish in the 100 freestyle. Juliet Lawler and Adison Hazlet came in second in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively.

Although the meet wasn’t scored, Pittston Area’s Nick Petrucci won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Teammate Eric Fritz won the 100 breaststroke. Fritz also added a second place finish in the 100 butterfly.

Against Tunkhannock on Wednesday, both Wyoming Area teams took losses. On the girls side, Madelyn Resciniti won the diving event. For the boys, Michael Murphy had wins in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke.

Championships looming

Pittston Area’s final regular season meet will be at Tunkhannock on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Wyoming Area will host Holy Redeemer also on Tuesday.

The PIAA District 2 Diving championships will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Wilkes-Barre CYC. The swimming championships will be held on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. Both Pittston Area and Wyoming Area will be competing.

By Nick Wagner


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