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Brown, Scialpi win two medals each

Pittston Area relay team just misses out on bronze

Above right, Melissa Cruz of Wyoming Area swims in the girls 200 IM during the District 2 Class 2A swimming championships on Friday afternoon. Above left, Michelle Fernando of Pittston Area swims the backstroke in the 200 IM. Below, WA’s Ellie Laffey swims the 200 Free during the D2 championships at the Wilkes-Barre CYC.

photos by BILL TARUTIS

Pittston Area and Wyoming Area went stroke-for-stroke with some of the best swimmers in District 2 and came away with four medals on the first day of the District 2 Class 2A Championships on Friday afternoon at the Wilkes-Barre CYC.

The Greater Pittston swimmers came up with three fourth-place medals and a sixth-place with the Pittston Area 200 Free Relay team just missing out on a bronze medal by the narrowest of margins.

The team of Samantha Scialpi, Kaylene Sutkowski, Emily Zurek and Michelle Fernando swam almost five seconds better than their seeding time to capture fourth place in the 200 Free Relay in a time of 1:48.86. The season-best time was just 14 hundredths of a second slower than third place finisher Dallas who swam a 1:48.72. Scranton Prep won the event with a time of 1:39.73.

Scialpi also took home a sixth-place medal in the 50 Free with a time of 26.32. Scranton Prep’s Rebekah Campo won the event with a time of 24.05.

Wyoming Area’s Macawley Brown claimed two fourth-place medals – one individually and one as part of the 200 Medley Relay team.

Brown swam a season-best 1:04.15 in the 100 Fly to finished fourth behind Campo who swam a 58.20 to win the event.

In the 200 Medley Relay race, Brown teamed with Lauren Deluca, Melissa Cruz and Tia Brown to swim a 2:03.40 to finish fourth. Prep won the event with a 1:50.75.

Full results of Friday and Saturday’s event will be reported in next week’s edition of The Sunday Dispatch.

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