The Skyline swimming and diving team won six individual events as the Eagles swam past crosstown rival Pioneer 103-83 in a close SEC Red Division dual-meet on Thursday evening.
The first race of the night was an indication of how fast things were going to get and how close the races were going to be as the two talented teams raced for city bragging rights.
Pioneer took the first swing with an impressive win in the opening 200 medley relay. The foursome of Tyler Sakalys-Moore, Dylan Bao, Bolin Li and Adam Orringer-Hau took first with a time of 1 minute, 38.77 seconds.
Right behind the Pioneers, was Skyline’s foursome of David Cleason, Sam Konigsberg, Kareem El-Tawil and Wilson Noll who touched second in 1:39.61.
It was on…
Skyline’s Samuel Jyawook won the 200 freestyle in 1:44.61 with Pioneer’s Matthew Segal second in 1:46.80. Skyline’s Keith Kozma touched third in 1:50.63.
The Eagles went one-two in the 200 IM with Cleason finishing first in 2:02.01 and Konigsberg second in 2:02.20. Li was third for Pioneer in 2:03.88.
The 50-free was a race that was not only fast but tight right until the final stroke.
The Pioneers’ Orringer-Hau was first in 22.01 seconds, just out touching Noll who took second for Skyline in 22.66. Check out how close these times were in the 50-free: El-Tawil was third (23.14), Skyline’s Shane MacNeil was fourth (23.29), Pioneer’s Henry Cramer was fifth (23.35) and Pioneer’s Trent Hitchins was sixth (23.38). Less than 2 seconds separated the top six places.
These guys were bringing their ‘A’ games and considering this rivalry it was not surprising.
There was some separation in diving where Skyline’s Henry Schirmer stole the show with 303.75 points. Pioneer’s Cole Tremewan was second with 270 points and Skyline’s Andrew Ceely was third in 184.20.
Orringer-Hau returned to the first-place podium with a win in the butterfly with a time of 53.02. Skyline’s Ben Keith was second in 54.83 and teammate Derek Mrachko was third in 57.75.
Skyline’s Jyawook won the 100 free in 48.11, edging Pioneer’s Segal who took second in 48.42. MacNeil was third for Skyline in 50.77. Pioneer’s Cam Williston was fourth (52.60) and Skyline’s Matteo Procoppe was fifth (52.62).
Skyline went the distance to take the top three spots in the 500 free. Cleason grabbed first for the Eagles with a time of 4:49.45. Kozma was right behind his teammate in second in 4:56.80 with fellow Eagle Atticus Dewey in third in 5:04.56. Dewey just out-touched Pioneer’s Li who was fourth in 5:05.12.
Pioneer’s 200 free relay team of Orringer-Hau, Segal, Shashank Chandru and Henry Cramer won in 1:30.74. Skyline (El-Tawil, Noll, Kozma and Jyawook) was second in 1:32.10.
Skyline’s Konigsberg backed into first place in the backstroke with a winning time of 54.89. Sakalys-Moore was second for Pioneer in 57.26 with Skyline’s Procoppe in third in 59.01 and teammate Dewey fourth (59.72).
Pioneer went one-two in the breaststroke with Bao first (1:00.15) and Liu second (1:01.15). El-Tawil was third for Skyline in 1:03.53 and Angus Fan was fourth for Pioneer in 1:05.04.
The meet ended the same way it started – close.
Skyline’s four pack of Cleason, Keith, Jyawook and Konigsberg took first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:19.60. Pioneer’s foursome of Segal, Li, Cramer and Chandru was second in 3:19.95.