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PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBParkland’s Claire Weaver swims the backstroke during a recent meet against Liberty. Copyright - DonHerb                                               PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBParkland’s Claire Weaver swims the backstroke during a recent meet against Liberty. Copyright - DonHerb

PHS girls take top spot at Cedar Crest Classic

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE Special to the Press in Sports

The Parkland boys and girls swimming teams made a splash over the first part of the season.

The Trojans has success at the annual Cedar Crest Classic Invitational and recently beat Cumberland Valley in a nonleague meet.

Kayla Johnson (100 freestyle, 200 freestyle) and Annie Walls (butterfly, 500 freestyle) both won two individual events for the Trojan girls team against Cumberland Valley.

Parkland’s Gavin Webb (200 free, 500 free) and Shawn Kushner (individual medley, breaststroke) won a pair of boys individual events in the nonleague dual meet.

In the early-season Cedar Crest Classic Invitational, Parkland’s girls team took first place out of a field of six teams. Parkland posted a girls team score of 595. Emmaus (446) was second, while Hatboro-Horsham (374) finished third in the girls team standings.

Parkland took second place in the boys standings at the CCC Invitational. The Hornets finished with 576.5 points, while Parkland garnered 385. Plymouth-Whitemarsh took third at 309.5.

Parkland’s girls won two relays and five individual events at the meet.

The Lady Trojans took first place in the meet’s first event as the 200-yard medley relay team touched the wall first at the meet, swimming the final in 1:52.72. That foursome included Devon Corvaia, Caroline Fahrney, Johnson and Laurel Krause. Parkland capped the meet with a win in the final girls event, the 400 freestyle relay. That team included Claire Weaver, Kira Colarusso, Fahrney and Johnson. They won in 3:44.51.

Johnson also took first place in 200 freestyle in 1:58.53 with teammate Olivia Stevenson finishing second in the event. Johnson also won the backstroke with a finals time of 1:01.65.

Stevenson took the top spot in the 500 freestyle, swimming the finals in that event in 5:23.7.

Fahrney earned first place in two events, taking first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:12.97 in finals and winning the breaststroke with a time of 1:09.09 in finals.

James Zhang won the boys 200 freestyle event with a finals time of 1:46.07 at the Cedar Crest Invitational.

Webb earned a first-place finish in the boys individual medley with a time of 1:59.83.

Editor’s Note: In a recent Parkland Press article recapping a Trojan swim meet against Liberty, some Hurricane swimmers are relay teams were listed as event winners due to the mercy rule.

Parkland swimmers (and relay teams) who finished first in the meet against Liberty but were not credited because of the mercy rule include: the boys 200-yard freestyle relay team of Webb, Kushner, Willard and Isaih Moreef; Weaver in the girls 100 backstroke; Zang in boys 100 breaststroke; Madison Tewksbury in girls 100 breaststroke; Nicholas Zaffiro in 100 breaststroke; the girls 400-yard freestyle relay team of Walls, Krause, Weaver and Johnson; and the boys 400-yard freestyle relay team of Matthew Greer, Moreef, Zaffiro and Zhang.

The following are results from Parkland’s meet against Cumberland Valley.


Parkland 133, Cumberland Valley 53

200 medley relay: Parkland (Devon Corvaia, Madison Tewksbury, Annie Walls, Laurel Krause) 1:53.7, 2. Parkland (Simone Lin, Caroline Fahrney, Natalie Link, Lauren Ceh), 3. Cumberland Valley.

200 freestyle: 1. Kayla Johnson (P) 1:57.54, 2. Claire Weaver (P), 3. Lauren Chang (CV).

200 individual medley: 1. Kamryn Barone (CV) 2:12.57, 2. Madison Tewksbury (P), 3. Caroline Fahrney (P).

50 freestyle: 1. Laurel Krause (P) 25.53. 2. Chae Stier (CV), 3. Devon Corvaia (P).

Diving: 1. Alexa Brinker (P) 233.65, 2. Katherine Gottwald (P), 3. Lexi Lehman (P).

100 butterfly: 1. Annie Walls (P) 59.19, 2. Hillary Roth (P), 3. Lauren Chang (SV).

100 freestyle: 1. Kayla Johnson (P) 53.55, 2. Claire Weaver (P), 3. Chae Stier (CV).

500 freestyle: 1. Annie Walls (P) 5:11.92, 2. Olivia Stevenson (P), 3. Kira Colarusso (P).

200 freestyle relay: 1. Parkland (Devon Corvaia, Kayla Johnson, Claire Weaver, Luarel Krause) 1:41.93, 2. Cumberland Valley, 3. Parkland (Sydney Platt, Caroline Fahrney, Kira Colarusso, Lauren Ceh).

100 backstroke: 1. Devon Corvaia (P) 1:02.23, 2. Lin Simone (P), 3. Shefalee Rane (P).

100 breaststroke: 1. Kamryn Barone (CV) 1:08.36, 2. Caroline Fahrney (P), 3. Madison Tewksbury (P).

400 freestyle relay: 1. Parkland (Claire Weaver, Lin Simone, Annie Walls, Kayla Johnson) 3:40.76, 2. Cumberland Valley, 3. Parkland (Kira Colarusso, Natalie Link, Abigail Kirsopp, Olivia Stevenson).


Parkland 114, Cumberland Valley 70

200 medley relay: 1. Parkland (Luke Willard, Shawn Kushner, Matthew Greer, Benjamin Marko) 1:45.14, 2. Parkland (Jacob Parry, Nicholas Zaffiro, David Engler, Karl Schmidt), 3. Cumberland Valley.

200 freestyle: 1. Gavin Webb (P) 1:45.42, 2. Tyler Distenfeld (CV), 3. Matthew Greer (P).

200 individual medley: 1. Shawn Kushner (P) 2:03.6, 2. Nicholas Zaffiro (P), 3. Ian So (CV).

50 freestyle: 1. Logan Skiles (CV) 21.73, 2. Isaiah Moreef (P), 3. Naeem Sbati (CV).

Diving: 1. Kole Cannon (P) 247.75, 2. Ethan Radio (P), 3. Ryan Beltrame (P).

100 butterfly: 1. Matthew Greer (P) 53.53, 2. Trevor Arms (CV), 3. Luke Willard (P).

100 freestyle: 1. Logan Skiles (CV) 47.8, 2. James Zhang (P), 3. Naeem Sbati (CV).

500 freestyle: 1. Gavin Webb (P) 4:41.27, 2. Tyler Distenfeld (CV), 3. Jacob Parry (CV).

200 freestyle relay: 1. Cumberland Valley (Trevor Arms, Naeem Sbati, Tyler Distenfeld, Logan Skiles) 1:30.83, 2. Parkland (Isaiah Moreef, Shawn Kushner, Gavin Webb, James Zhang), 3. Cumberland Valley.

100 backstroke: 1. James Zhang (P) 57.87, 2. Luke Willard (P), 3. Owen Brewer (CV).

100 breaststroke: 1. Shawn Kushner (P) 1:01.31, 2. Trevor Arms (CV), 3. Nicholas Zaffiro (P).

400 medley relay: 1. Cumberland Valley (Tyler Distenfeld, Naeem Sbati, Trevor Arms, Logan Skiles) 3:19.96, 2. Parkland (Gavin Webb, Isaiah Moreef, Matthew Greer, James Zhang), 3. Parkland (Benjamin Marko, Jacob Parry, Ezequiel Yaya, Luke Willard).