Pittston Area swimming sure has a bright future.
After coming off another Wyoming Valley Conference unbeaten season, the Patriots took to the Wilkes-Barre CYC waters at the District 2 Class AA Championships. The young bunch of girls didn’t disappoint.
Junior Mia Nardone won gold in the 100 fly, and took home another bronze in the 100 backstroke. Junior Brandon Winters was seeing silver when he came in second in the 50 freestyle event.
But the season isn’t finished just yet.
The PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be Wednesday, March 12 at the Kinney Natatorium on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg.
Nardone was also swam the third leg of the 200 medley relay for Pittston Area. Along with Kassity Roche, Antoinette Antonacci and Erin Senese, the team came in seventh. Wyoming Area’s team of maria Pesta, Lydia Bugelholl, Leah Moore and Amy Adler finished 12th.
Adler was a 14th-place finisher in the 200 freestyle, while Bugelholl took a 15th in the 200 IM.
That same Pittston Area relay team which finished seventh in the medley relay, took eighth in the 200 freestyle relay.
Pittston Area claimed another medal in one meter diving when junior Sierra Williams claimed a bronze medal.
The Patriots future looks like it lies in the 50 freestyle. Freshmen Senese and Arianna Boccardi took 10th and 16th, respectively. Sophomore Kate Musto finished in 20th.
In the 100 breastroke, Antonacci and Adison Hazlet finished ninth and 13th, respectively.
Pittston Area finished in eighth place overall, while Wyoming Area took 15th.
On the boys side, Wyoming Area’s 200 medley relay team of Zach Lagrue, Michael Murphy, Ryan Murphy and David Klaproth, all sophomores, took an eighth-place finish.They also finished 10th in the 400 freestyle relay.
Michael and Ryan Murphy turned in a pair of solid performances in the 200 IM. Michael finished ninth, with Ryan taking 10th. Ryan also took home eighth place in the 100 fly.
In one meter diving, Pittston Area’s Michael Barney, a junior, came in sixth place. Winters, coming off a silver in the 50 free, turned in a fifth place finish in the 100 backstroke.
Wyoming Area finished 11th out of the 15 teams accumulating points.