Cape swim teams power to win over Seaford

December 24, 2017

The Cape girls’ swim team lost just one event in their 112-33 win over Seaford in a Dec. 19 tilt at the Sussex Family YMCA.

Cape’s Erin Morrissey, Amaya Daisey, Lindsey Reynolds and Julie Heffernan crushed the competition in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:12.63. Lily Smith swam to a  2:34.47 first-place finish in the 200 free. Aya Daisey won the individual medley in 2:30.0, while sister Amaya took the 50 freestyle with a race of 27.89.

Reynolds continued the Cape dominance with a 1:15.17 race in the 100 butterfly and won the 500 free with a 6:50.07. Morrissey took first in the 100 freestyle in 1:02.03. The team of Aya Daisey, Madison Buchwald, Macy Long and Heffernan swam to first in the 200 free relay with a 1:58.18. Stephanie Philcox won the 100 backstroke with a 1:23.13 clocking, while Laura Markofski pulled to a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:29.75.

The Seaford team of Melanie Gomez, Abigail Covey, Karlee Davidson and Hannah Henderson finished the meet with a win in the 400 free relay at 6:01.07.

The Viking boys’ squad swam to a 112-49 victory over the Blue Jays.

The 200 medley relay team of JP Heid, Wes Humphries, Josh Toback and Austin Mendes took a 2:04.09 victory in the 200 medley relay. Heid continued the meet with a 2:15.54 win in the 200 free.

After Seaford’s Miller Gladding won the 200 individual medley, Thomas Weeks sprinted to a 26.29 win in the 50 free. Weeks followed with a 1:05.04 win in the 100 butterfly. Josh Toback finished first in the 100 free followed by a 6:43.22 win in the 500 free by Michael Cerchio. Josh Toback, Weeks, Heid and Sam Schoenfeld won the 200 free relay in 1:45.52. Chase Toback finished first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:09.39. Humphries took the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.11.

Seaford ended the meet with a 4:23.21 win in the 400 free relay with the team of Dylan Norman, Gladding, Darren Baine and Dylan Drace.

“This meet gave many opportunities for our kids to find their niche events in our lineup for conferences and to qualify for states,” said Cape coach Bill Geppert. “It was a good meet for us.”

Cape will travel to the Howard T. Ennis School Tuesday, Jan. 9, for a meet versus Sussex Central.