SILVER SPRING TWP. — Carlisle’s Devon Chenot and Big Spring’s Jarod Anderson are among the local gold-medal winners on the first day of the District 3 swimming championships being held this weekend at Cumberland Valley High School.
Northern’s Kate Luft owns an early individual gold medal on the girls’ side, and the Boiling Springs boys team leads the Class 2A team standings after the first day.
Chenot posted his first-place triumph in the Class 3A 50 free style, racing to a time of 21.07. Teammate Isaiah Bell placed third at 21.55.
That duo also swam on Carlisle’s second-place 200 free relay team, joining Ethan Christiansen and Max Fiorentino.
Anderson’s time of 1:54.57 was good enough to win the 200 IM in Class 2A, helping the Bulldogs to a fifth-place spot in the team standings.
However, it’s Boiling Springs holding the lead entering Saturday’s action with 149 points, ahead of second-place York Suburban (130).
The Bubblers have been aided by Billy Webber’s second-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:43.47, just behind Gettysburg’s Jared Herr) and a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay, with Webber joined by Peter Greenbaum, Kevin Barnes and Zach Orris.
Cumberland Valley boys sit fifth in the Class 3A team standings, helped by a win in the 200 medley relay with swimmers Jack Dengler, Kyle Farrow, Jacob Deckman and Logan Skiles.
Deckman also took second in the 200 IM at 1:53.18, just behind Warwick’s Joe Moll.
In girls’ action, Luft won easily in the 200 IM at 2:09.72, more than 2 seconds ahead of her closest competition. The Polar Bears sit fourth in the Class 2A standings. Luft was also joined by Nicole Andrews, Alexa Byers and Rachel Eby on the third-place 200 free relay team.
Trinity’s Sarah Wyant earned silver in the 50 freestyle, her 24.26 coming in just behind Donegal’s Jenna Park.
The CV girls sit tied for fifth in the 3A standings, with the Eagles’ Kayla Barone pocketing a silver medal in the 200 freestyle. Her time of 1:52.48 was three-tenths of a second behind winner Sally Tafuto of Hershey.