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Skyline’s senior night against Bedford resulted in a resounding win for the Eagles as the jumped into their home pool for the final dual meet of the season at the Birdbath.
The 200 medley relay provided the first winning race, a hot contest every dual meet for the Eagles. The all-senior lineup of Matteo Procoppe, Michael MacGillivray, Sam Konigsberg and Samuel Jyawook came in at 1:38.98. The B relay of Ben Keith, Derek Mrachko, and seniors Wilson Noll and Russell Noble rounded out the Skyline points in that event.
Senior David Cleason took first in the 200 freestyle, leading the field at 1:44.64. Other Skyline swimmers scoring in that event were Atticus Dewey (who went on to get his first state cut during Saturday’s MISCA meet) and Noah Boucher.
The top score in the 200 yard IM went to Bedford, as Joey Travis took first place. Ben Keith and Procoppe also scored for the Eagles.
Konigsberg landed first in the 50 free, with a 22.57 time. He was followed by a rare dual-meet tie between Noll and Keith Kozma, both of whom came in at 23.14. Kyle Tschannen filled out the rest of the top 4 finishes.
Skyline’s two divers took first and second in the six-dive contest, with Henry Schirmer scoring 326.93 in what seemed like a flawless performance. Drew Ceeley captured 182.10 points.
The 100 butterfly finished with three Skyline swimmers in the top 3: Cleason, MacGillivray and Tschannen.
Shane MacNeil used his fast freestyle to come in first in the 100 free in a super-close heat. He came in at 50.64, ahead of Ty Smith of Bedford at 50.77, and Ben Keith was right behind at 50.99.
Jyawook came in first in one of his best events, the 500 freestyle. He was 24 seconds ahead of the 2nd place finisher, Teammates Daniel Koselka, Max Berry, Keshave Jogaratnam and Aidan Majorprice also took a stab at the distance event.
Skyline’s A and B 200 freestyle relays came in first and third, Swimmers on the A relay were MacNeil, Tschannen, Kozma and Cleason. B relay swimmers were Mrachko, Dewey, Nick Partridge and Keith.
MacGillivray dominated the backstroke, coming in at 52.59, ahead of two Bedford swimmers. Noll took 4th and brought home two more points.
Konigsberg showed his versatility in the water, nailing a state cut in the 100 breaststroke with a 59.88 finish. He was followed by Kozma and Mrachko, both of whom scored points with their finishes.
Skyline fielded two teams in the 400 freestyle relay, and them finished first and second. The B relay of Jyawook, Noble, Tschannen and Noll came in first, followed by MacGillivray, Konigsberg, Procoppe and Cleason.
The season’s final dual meet will be Thursday, February 15, at Saline.