Cape girls’ swimming wins Henlopen Conference Meet

Vikings boys take second to Tech
February 9, 2019

The Cape girls’ swim team won the 2019 Henlopen Conference Swim Meet Championship Feb. 9 at the Sussex Academy Aquatic Center in Georgetown.

Cape outlasted Caesar Rodney and Sussex Tech to win the meet. 

“It was a total team effort and heart,” said Cape coach Bill geppert on his girls’ team’s win. ”They understand the importance of each individual place in a race and that finishing as high as possible gives us the most points. It's not always about getting first, it's about getting three swimmers in the top 10. Look at our breaststroke: Our girls finished fourth, sixth and eighth. That is worth more than one swimmer medaling in the top three, but the other two swimmers finishing out of scoring. Depth and heart will always win. It's not always about getting first or swimming as an individual, it's a total team effort.”

In boys’ action, Sussex Tech took top honors, with Cape second and CR third. 

“We broke two relay records on boys’ side,” said Geppert. “The 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle did great too.”

“The Tech boys swam a great meet, with almost everyone putting best times on the board,” said Ravens’ coach Michele Thomas. “We’ve had a great season thanks to leadership from our outstanding senior captains Mike Wesolowski, Jon Lee, and Cline Broussard. We are particularly proud of Owen [Pogwist] for setting a new meet record in the 100 fly and of Jon Lee for winning his fourth consecutive conference championship in the 100 breast.”

The DIAA State Tournament begins for girls Feb. 20 and boys Feb. 21 at the University of Delaware.

Full results are attached.