DHS swimmers and divers compete in 2A state meet


First Posted: 3/25/2012

The Dallas High School swim and dive team proved to be successful at the PIAA Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University last week.

The 200 and 400 freestyle relay team was seeded 13th in the state competition but moved up to finish with two sixth-place wins in the finals, earning two medals at Kinney Natatorium.

The line up for the Mountaineers’ 200 and 400 relay team was Jake Chielli, Marcus Wagner, Jack Matusiak and Brian Stepniak. All four of the Dallas swimmers also swam individual events and posted successful results.

Chielli finished 10th in the 50 freestyle and 29th in the 100 butterfly events. Wagner posted a pair of 25th-place finishes in the 200 and 500 freestyle while Matusiak placed 23rd in the 200 IM. Stepniak posted an 18th place-finish in the 100 freestyle and 23rd in the 100 backstroke.

The team finished the state competition with an overall ranking of 13th of 58 teams.

Sarah Zerfoss, a three-time state champion diver was the only participant from Dallas High School in the 1 Meter Diving Competition. She posted an 11th-place finish, earning 349.45 points

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