First Posted: 1/15/2014
Kaylin Augustine showed the ability to sprint and go the distance Tuesday afternoon.
Augustine won the shortest and longest events of the meet, taking the 50-yard and 500-yard freestyle races while leading Dallas to a 139-39 victory over Lake-Lehman in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 girls swimming meet.
With the comfortable win by the first-place Mountaineers anticipated, Dallas coach Romayne Mosier was able to try many of her swimmers in different events for a change of pace, additional training and a test of their abilities.
“We wanted to try some different events,” Augustine said. “We get to see what our times would be and we have a good time.”
Augustine, a junior, normally feels strongest in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle.
“This year, I’ve been trying to switch it up lately,” Augustine said. “We did it just to see what my times would be.”
Augustine won the 50 freestyle in 27.33 seconds and the 500 freestyle by more than half a minute in 5:45.86.
“I’m happy with the times because practices have been rough lately and we’ve been training hard,” Augustine said.
Augustine also contributed to two winning relays, swimming the butterfly leg in the 200 medley and anchoring the 200 freestyle relay.
“Kaylin’s versatile,” Mosier said. “She can swim just about anywhere.”
Dallas improved to 3-0 in the division while Lake-Lehman dropped to 1-1 in what was technically its home meet, but was contested at the Dallas Middle School Natatorium that both teams use.
Madison Hurst was part of two of the three winning Dallas relays and also won the 100 butterfly
Sarah Fasulka (200 freestyle), Lauren Finnegan (100 freestyle) and Amanda Lopez (100 backstroke) each won an individual event and were on the three different relay teams.
Amanda Rando was on two winning relays.
Kiera Gross won diving.
Abby Berger, Amanda Schwerdtman and Krista Vivian each were part of a winning relay.
After being part of the winning 200 medley relay to open the meet, Fasulka went right back into the pool on the first individual event, edging Vivian by eight-hundredths of a second in the 200 freestyle. The two normally swim together in the 200 individual medley.
Julia Baur was responsible for both events that Lake-Lehman won.
Baur, a sophomore, won the 200 IM in 2:33.82 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:20.54. She also has wins this season in the 100 butterfly while leading the Lake-Lehman girls team.