Unionville Swimmers, Divers shine at districts

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Swimmers nab Ches-Mont American title; Drohan wins 500 Freestyle

By Sheila Himes, Correspondent, UnionvilleTimes.com

Unionville's Matt Drohan at the top of the podium at winning the 500-meter freestyle at this weekend's District 1 swim meet in Philadelphia.

Unionville High School sent 20 swimmers and diver to districts competition. Diving took place last weekend and Senior Jonas Raider took 12th in the Mens diving competition and is currently the UHS record holder. On Ladies side, Freshman McKayla Mawn placed 18th and broke her own school record set previously this season. Brittany Stivale placed 38th overall!

At the District Swim Meet held this weekend at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, the Indians had an impressive showing. Junior Matt Drohan captured First Place in the 500 Freestyle and at the same time broke the school record. Drohan will be headed to States in both the 200 and 500 Freestyle. Brandon Smiddy finished an impressive 7th in 500 free. On the ladies side, Sophomore Mackenzie Hornibrook will be heading to states for the 100 Freestyle placing 7th and 13th in the 100fly, Senior Laura Stephens qualified for both the 200IM/5th place and the 100 Back placing 6th and Senior Kendall Somer qualified for the 100 Breastroke with a 7th place finish. The Medley Relay also Qualified for States.(Somer, Hornibrook, Stephens, Werkiser) Erin Polries broke the 500 Freestyle record finishing 11th and Laura Stephens broke both the 200IM record and 100 Back record.

Both the Girls and Boys won the Ches-Mont League American Division Title!

Other results include:

200 Medley Relay (Laura Stephens, Kendall Somer, Emma Werkiser, Mackenzie
Hornibrook) – 5th

Erin Polries – 13th in 200 free, 11th in 500 free

Cyndi Kline – 33rd in 200 free, 24th in 100 breast

Laura Stephens – 5th in 200 IM, 6th in 100 back

Kendall Somer – 19th in 200 IM, 7th in 100 breast

Mackenzie Hornibrook – 13th in 100 fly, 7th in 100 free

Emma Werkiser – 11th in 100 fly, 30th in 100 free

200 Free Relay (Cyndi Kline, Lauren Baker, Erika Hineman, Christina
Tascione) – 29th

Erin Himes – 38th in 500 free

Christina Tascione 43rd in 100 breast

400 Free Relay (Emma Werkiser, Laura Stephens, Kendall Somer, Mackenzie
Hornibrook) – 9th

Boys Medley Relay (Ben Halkowski, Jude Nalls, Nick Hojnacki, Sean
McCarthy) – 13th

Matt Drohan – 12th in 200 free, 1st in 500 free

Brandon Smiddy – 43rd in 200 free, 7th in 500 free

Jason Smiddy 35th 500 Free

Jude Nalls-22nd 100 Breast

Sean McCarthy – 19th in 50 free, 40th in 100 free

Tommy Ferree – 34th in 100 fly, 32nd in 100 breast

Kyle Martin – 51st in 100 fly

Nick Hojnacki – 42nd in 100 fly

200 Free Relay (Dakin Bond, Brandon Smiddy, Matt Drohan, Jude Nalls) – 21st

Dakin Bond – 48th in 100 free

Ben Halkowski – 38th in 100 free, 16th in 100 back

400 Free Relay (Dakin Bond, Matt Drohan, Ben Halkowski, Sean McCarthy) –
16th

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