Exeter swimmers, divers have strong showings at CPL meet
We’re a few days away from learning which Exeter swimmers will be headed to the district championships following strong individual performances at the 42nd Annual Central Penn League (CPL) meet this weekend at Wilson High School.
For the swimmers, senior twins Chris and Luke Scoboria, sophomore Anderson Chemey and, from the girls team, sophomore Taylor Stech, all posted strong CPL times.
If they qualify, each will swim again at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg on March 1-2 for the district tournament.
Three Exeter divers, senior Ariana Shchuka, sophomore Sam Istenes, and senior Nolan Watts are confirmed as moving on to the district diving tournament next weekend.
Each of the potential Exeter district qualifiers recorded personal bests at the CPL meet:
Luke Scoboria finished first in the 100 yard free posting a time of 48.32 beating his personal best by .78 seconds. He also finished third in the 200 free with a time of 1.45.08 knocking 1.79 seconds off his personal best.
Chris Scoboria finished second in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2.00.51, beating his fastest time by 2.06 seconds and finishing .22 seconds behind the first place finisher. He finished third in the 100 yard back with a time of 54.55 nearly 2.5 seconds off his best time. Chris has committed to LaSalle University in Philadelphia where he will play water polo and swim.
In the 100 yard backstroke, Anderson Chemey posted a time of 56.30, finishing fifth, and beating his personal best by nearly 2 seconds.
Taylor Stech posted a 1.05 in the 100 yard backstroke, finishing eighth and beating her personal best by 1.62 seconds. She also finished ninth in the 50 yard free with a time of 25.84, about a second faster than her personal best, and .26 seconds behind the 8th place finisher.
The boys 200 yard medley team of Chemey, C. Scoboria, Nick Griffith, L. Scoboria finished fourth, less than a second behind third place Wilson, and are awaiting news if they qualified for districts.
The boys 400 freestyle relay team made up of L. Scoboria, Nick Griffith, James Creamer and C. Scoboria placed seventh with a time of 3.25.02 team.
In diving, the CPL meet was held two weekends ago. On the Exeter girls team: Shchuka finished third, senior Makenzie Gray fifth, and senior Taylor Hamilton seventh. For the boys: Watts placed seventh, and sophomore Tucker Rutherford placed eighth.
Earlier in the year, Shchuka broke the school record for a six dive total at a dual meet.
Watts, Shchuka and Istenes will be diving next weekend at districts at Wilson High School.
For the season, the boys tied a school high record with 7 wins, finishing 5-3 in the league and 7-5 overall. The girls finished the year with a 3-5 league record and 4-8 overall records.
The state championships will be held at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, in mid-March.
The Exeter swim teams are coached by Rick Sutton and Ashley Rosa. The diving coach is John Warker.