Dallas Mountaineers set out to sweep District 2 Swimming Championships March 4-5


Mountaineers set out to sweep District 2 Swimming Championships March 4-5

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post



Abby Zolner of Dallas was second in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, which helped Dallas win the District 2 Class AA girls team championship last year.


Mountaineers set out to sweep District 2 Swimming Championships March 4-5

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

Abby Zolner of Dallas was second in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, which helped Dallas win the District 2 Class AA girls team championship last year.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_wvwdal1_faa.jpgAbby Zolner of Dallas was second in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, which helped Dallas win the District 2 Class AA girls team championship last year.

The Dallas swim program is the only one in the last decade to sweep District 2 Class AA boys and girls team championships in the same year.

The Mountaineers will set out to pull off that feat twice in a row at the District 2 Swimming Championships March 4-5 at the Wilkes-Barre CYC. Competition is set to start at noon each day.

Dallas is coming off a regular season identical to the one that was a precursor to the district sweep in 2015. The girls were unbeaten champions of the Wyoming Valley Conference while the boys were second behind only Wyoming Valley West, which competes in Class AAA on the district and state level.

The boys will be looking for their sixth championship in the last eight years. The girls had never won a district championship before taking last season’s title by 93 points.

Depth kept the boys on top in 2015 when they took the team championship without winning any events.

Many of the key performers from the title efforts are back this season.

Annalise Cheshire led the girls to the championship with a lot of help from Abby Zolner. They both carried that over to strong sophomore seasons.

Cheshire set a school record a won a title in all four events. Her individual wins came in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Zolner was second in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, also in school record times, and joined Cheshire on the two freestyle winning relays.

Melinda Ratchford and Lauren Finnegan are also back after swimming on winning relay teams.

Porter Luksic, Jared Krawetz, Mikail Krochta, Troy Reinert and Connor Motley are all back after making big contributions to the Dallas boys title.

Tunkhannock finished third in boys and fifth in girls.

Jacob Skoronski won the 100 butterfly title for the Tigers.

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