That the Pittston Area swim team defeated Wyoming Area on Thursday in the PA pool wasn't surprising, but the score was. The Lady Patriots took first place in all 12 events in winning 139-46.
PA coach Amy Hazlet was as surprised as anyone by the lopsided score. I didn't expect that at all, she said. I saw their times so I was a little worried.
Hazlet figures the WA – PA rivalry was a factor. The girls were excited all week. They always seem to swim their best against Wyoming Area. A lot of them swam personal bests
Wyoming Area's top point-getter Amy Alder was one of only two Warriors to get second in individual events. She was second to PA powerhouse Mia Nardone in the 200 and 500 free. She's a great swimmer, Hazlet said of Alder. She's young as she's only going to get better.
Maria Pesta also took a second for WA in the butterfly, PA made most of the rest of the waves.
Winning the 9 individual events for PA were Nardone (200 and 500 free); Emily Seamon (200 IM and butterfly); Tiffany Smith (50 free and 100 free); Sierra Williams (diving); Shannen Brady (100 back) and Antoinette Antonocci (100 breast.)
Winning the relays for PA were: 200 Medley Relay: Brady, Antonocci, Nardone, Kallie Miller; 200 Free Relay: Smith, Liz Scialpi, Adison Hazlet, Nardone; 400 Free Relay: Miller, Kassity Roche, Scialpi, Smith.
Also scoring seconds and third for PA were Kate Musto, Theresa Domarosky, Ashley Beers, Shelby Hoffman and Irene Magdon.
Placing second and third in individual events for WA were Alder, Pesta, Katy Dymond and Amanda Bialy.
So the Patriots, who haven't lost a D-3 meet since 2010, are through the first half of the schedule 5-0 in Division 3. They now swim those five teams again. Hazlet isn't taking anything for granted, especially against Meyers. The Meyers meet was close. I'm very, very concerned about beating a quality team twice.
That meet is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 in the PA pool.
In an exhibition boys meet PA beat WA 81-29. Brandon Winters was a four-time winner for PA. Dimitri Shea, Scott Sayer, Zach Hoffman, Kris Littleton, Barry, Luder and Lombardo were also winners for PA.
Michael Murphy and Zack Lagrue were winners for WA.
Ina non-division meet Pittston Area finished first and second in the final event of the meet to squeeze out a win against Hanover Area.
Mia Nardone was a three-time winner for the Patriots, touching the wall first in the 200 IM and 100 fly and teaming up with Kallie Miller, Kate Musto and Tiffany Smith in the 200 free relay.
Williams, Domarasky and Beers swept the diving.
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