Cape girls’ swimmers suffer first Henlopen loss since 2011

Caesar Rodney tops both Vikings swim squads
December 14, 2017

Entering Cape’s Dec. 12 meet against Caesar Rodney, the Vikings girls’ swim team had not lost a Henlopen Conference contest since Dec. 15, 2011. That streak came to an end with an 89-81 loss to the Riders at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth.

“The loss stings,” said Cape head coach Bill Geppert. “You gotta give Caesar Rodney credit, they are a great team. There was great sportsmanship on both sides of the pool.”

Madelyn McGreevy won the 200 freestyle with a race of 2:18.20. Aya Daisey took top honors in the 50 freestyle in 26.55. She also took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:06.30. Her sister Amaya took first in the 100 freestyle.

“I’m very pleased by the performance of our kids,” Geppert said. “I’m excited about how we are getting better each meet.”

The Viking boys lost 113-56 to the Riders.

Josh Toback won the individual medley in 2:15.03. Thomas Weeks placed first in the 500 in 5:36.34.

“People have labeled this season as a rebuilding one,” said Geppert. “It’s a real positive atmosphere, and I’m excited about it.”

Cape was set to travel to Milford Thursday, Dec. 14 for a match up with the Bucs.