The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


January 23, 2013

High school swimming: Danville, Lewisburg preparing for district meet


Lewisburg won three of the first four events and then six of the last seven.

"I think our upperclassman showed a lot of poise and swam very well," Updegraff said. "It was an overall team effort and I can see an improvement this week."

While no one event stood out for Updegraff, sophomore Caitlin Foley had a good night for the Green Dragons as she led off the 200 medley win while also winning the 100 butterfly.

"We're a close knit team and we work very hard," Foley said "I like racing against Kasey (Getkin), she pushes me really hard."

Foley nipped Getkin in the 100 butterfly by .53 seconds after Getkin led the first leg of the 100 by .12 seconds.

Despite being low in numbers for her girls team, the effort they put forth against Lewisburg was not lost on Coach Kishbaugh.

"They swam great," she said of the girls' performance. "Nicole (Difilippo) swam her best times of the year and Kasey (Getkin) raced really well."

A positive result for Danville was the effort of Alexis Patterson.

"Alexis was fourth at one point and came back to finish second," Kishbaugh said. "We were very pleased with they way the girls battled today."

In the 100 breaststroke, Difilippo edged Emily Maxwell of Lewisburg by just under a second after being ahead by .08 seconds at the 50 mark.

"I never swam that fast before," said Difilippo who also won the 200 freestyle. "I didn't know that I had won until I looked up at the board and then I was able to smile"

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