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Mifflin County Sweeps the competition in pool action

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County swim team made a big “splash” in its home opener Tuesday afternoon at the Juniata YMCA, sweeping the competition in both boys and girls action.
The girls started their season in grand fashion as they took care of both Central Dauphin East and a very feisty Penns Valley teams.
The Lady Huskies defeated the Panthers 81-10 and the Rams 55-38.
Mifflin County’s boys took care of Central Dauphin East 131-27.
“I’m very proud of my kids. Coming out of the first home meet I think we came out of it looking very strong. Now we have more times to go off. We had an invitational this past weekend,” said Mifflin County swimming coach Gretchen Seyler. “We had a few more people make new district times tonight. My new swimmers I think did a great job tonight as well.”
On the girls side, Mifflin County got numerous overall first places.
Hannah Bronson got her first first place in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:23.04.
Macy Becker finished at the top of the board in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.47.
Becker also hit the top of the charts with a first in the 100-yard butterfly with a finishing time of 1:08.24. Teammate Madeline Baisey finished second with a time of 1:16.06.
Morgan Robinette continued the Huskies top performers with a first place in the 100-yard freestyle, with a time of 1:02.08.
Freshman Ella Stuck put her name in the top spot finishing with a time of 1:11.56 in the 100-yard backstroke. Baisey once again finished second with a time of 1:13.63.
Bonson continued her strong performances on the night, finishing first with a time of 1:13.93 in the 100-yard backstroke.
Mifflin County picked up an overall first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Bonson, Stuck, Morgan Robinette and Becker with a combined time of 4:20.28.
The boys team had its A-game going as well.
In the very first event, the Mifflin County 200-yard medley team consisting of Ethan Andrews, Isaac Iron Cloud and Tyler Mitchell finished with a time of 1:56.82.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Braden Kibe took the top spot finishing with a time of 2:02.70. Teammate Bennett Andrews placed second with a 2:21.65.
Ethan Andrews and Trystan Snyder finished first and second in the 200-yard IM, finishing with times of 2:28.27 and 2:36.90, respectively.
Isaac Iron Cloud brought Home his first individual first place spot in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.56. Teammate Tyler Mitchell finished second with a time of 25.90.
Kevin Neavling’s 1:02.82 in the 100-yard butterfly led the teams sweep. He was followed by Andrews’ 1:11.51 and Kyler Snook’s 1:18.30.
Kibe picked up another top nod in the 100-yard freestyle with a 54.52 time.
In the iron man event, the 500-yard freestyle, Neavling finished with a strong time of 5:38.91.
Mifflin County took the second relay of the night as Kibe, Andrews, Snook and Mitchell took First in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a mark of 1:51.17.
Robinette took the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke with a final time of 1:11.74.
Iron Cloud took the final individual event, the 100-yard breaststroke with a first place time of 1:15.41.
In the last race of the night, the boys 400-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Neavling, Kibe, Andrews and Iron Cloud finishing on a high note with a top time of 3:53.39.
Mifflin County will back in action Monday against Hershey.

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