WPIAL Swimming Championships Recap
Posted on 03/08/2023
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Katie Jackovic added to her collection of gold medals as our South Park swimmers set new standards at the WPIAL swimming championships held March 2-3 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Hall. 


Katie, a junior, swam the 100-meter butterfly and came in first place with a time of 55.63 seconds to earn her third career WPIAL gold medal. It was a personal best record and also broke the varsity record she set earlier in the season. Katie also competed in the 100 free and came in 3rd place. Again, she clocked a personal best and broke her own varsity record with a time of 51.33. 

There were plenty of other highlights from the two-day event, such as:

  • Senior Marina Malacki swam the 100 butterfly in 1:03.18, dropping 1.36 seconds for a personal best. Marina also swam the 200 free with a time of 2:06.71, dropping 0.37 seconds.
  • Sophomore Megan Beam competed in the 500 free with a personal best time of 5:38.07, which was 6:54 seconds than her previous record. Megan also competed in the 100 butterfly with a time 1:07.00.
  • Sophomore Yume Nakayama swam the 100 backstroke with a time of  1:07.72.
  • Sophomore Elliot Guisti swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.38, shaving 1.85 seconds off his previous best time. Elliott also swam the 50 free in 24.08. 
  • Freshman Gabby Schneider competed in the 100 breaststroke and dropped 1.14 seconds off her best time by clocking in at 1:13.45. 
  • Katie Jackovic, Marina Malacki, Megan Beam and Gabby Schneider combined to swm the 200 medley relay in 1:55.14, which was 4.66 seconds faster than ever before. The relay placed 7th overall. 
  • Katie Jackovic, Marina Malacki, Megan Beam, and Yume Nakayama swam the 400 free relay in 3:46.31, dropping 9.66 seconds to earn 9th place overall and again setting a personal best for the relay. 
  • Camrie Hochendoner, Izzy Kennelly, Yume Nakayama, and Gabby Schneider swam the 200 free relay in 1:53.94. 
  • Elliot Guisti, Dominic Sprouse, Josh Kosmach, and Ethan Rakip swam the 200 Medley Relay in 1:54.40. 

Congratulations to all! 

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