Swimmers break records

Swimmers on the Northgate-Avonworth squad continue working out at the Northgate pool even though their seasons ended at the WPIAL qualifying level, where several of them broke records. Pictured above: front, Quinn Theobald, Steve McClain, Anna Wagner, Nick Madey, Brachman Herzig; back, Chad Kolarik, Zech Boyce. Additional qualifiers, though not pictured, include Becca Volk, Carrie Haney, Maura Scrabis, Tucker Yovetich and Ava Groll.
At the WPIAL championship competition held at the University of Pittsburgh, swimmers set 3 new team records. Junior Brachman Herzig broke the 100-yard freestyle record by swimming 51.86 to finish 17th in the event. Freshman Nick Madey broke the 100-yard butterfly record, posting a time of 57.34 to finish 11th in the event. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of junior Becca Volk and sophomores Anna Wagner, Carrie Haney and Maura Scrabis broke a five-year-old record, swimming the race in 3:38.96. Graduating only two swimmers, the swim team looks forward to a successful season next year under the continued coaching of Jessie McKelvey.