PHS swimmers reach state championships
Several Parkland swimmers earned a trip to Bucknell University this week for the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships. A large group of Trojan seniors will cap their high school careers at the meet, while a few underclassmen will also be competing.
Two Parkland athletes earned top-five seeds at states, including senior swimmer Megan Sicinski and sophomore diver Alexa Brinker.
Sicinski is seeded fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:03.57. She is also seeded 16th in the 200 individual medley at states.
Sophomore Alexa Brinker is seeded fourth in diving at states, one place ahead of fellow sophomore Lexi Lehman (fifth seed).
Annie Walls, who is also a sophomore, is seeded seventh in the 500-yard freestyle at states. She is also seeded 12th in the 500 freestyle.
Trojan Junior Ally Lin earned the 10th seed in the state 200-yard individual medley and the 12th seed in 500 freestyle.
Senior Courtney Sicinski qualified for the same to individual events as sister Megan. She is seeded 16th in 100 breaststroke and19th in individual medley. Senior Zoe Sheridan is seeded 25th in 200 freestyle.
The Parkland girls also qualified all three relay teams for states. The medley relay is seeded 15th at 1:48.08. The team broke an 11-yard old Emmaus pool record at districts. The 200 freestyle relay is seeded 17th and the 400 free relay has the 19th seed.
A pair of Parkland boys will also compete at states. Senior swimmer Matthew Ceh has the sixth seed in the 500-yard freestyle and the 11th seed in the 100 freestyle.
Freshman diver Logan Choma is seeded 11th.
Corrections: In last week’s article about the district meet, it was mention that the Parkland girls swept the top three places in the 200 individual medley. The Trojans also swept the 500 freestyle with Walls, Lin and Sheridan grabbing the first three places. That article also left out two swimmers that earned four district medals at the meet in Lin and Sheridan.