Upper Dublin Swimming Has Strong Finish

The boys and girls Upper Dublin swim teams finish off the season at the PIAA State Championships at Bucknell University by setting several records.


Girls team

The Upper Dublin girls swim team finished tied with Warwick High School for 16th place out of 57 scoring teams. Of the eight different events, the team was able to final in seven events:

  • Casey O’Neill, 13th in the 200 Free
  • Sam Wheatley, 10th in the 200 IM and setting a new school record
  • Julia Rodriguez, 15th in the 100 Fly
  • Wheatley, O’Neill, Emily Houser, Rodriguez, 12th in the 200 Free Relay
  • Corey Johnson, eighth in 1m Diving
  • Kelly Toner, 12th in 1m Diving
  • Wheatley, Rodriguez, Houser, O’Neill, 12th  400 Free Relay

Boys team

The Boy's Swim Team had a historic weekend at the PIAA State Championship meet.  The team went into the weekend having never won an event at states at the AAA level, and came out with two relay wins and two individual wins to finish with a third place overall team finish

  • Bob Bantley, Cooper Tollen, Michael Jensen and Eric Jensen won the 200 Medley Relay in a state record time. 

In individual events:

  • Bob Bantley finished first in both the 100 and 200 Freestyle, establishing new school records in both events
  • Eric Jensen was second in the 200 Free and tenth in the 100 Backstroke
  • Chris Devlin was 12th in the 200 IM and sixth in the 500 Free, with his time in the latter event erasing the oldest school record on the books.
  • Ian Flynn finished 18th in both the 100 Butterfly and the 200 IM
  • Joe Starosta was 15th in the 100 Backstroke
  • Cooper Tollen finished eighth in the 100 Breaststroke
  • Michael Jensen was fourth in both the 100 Butterfly and 100 Free
  • Kevin Toner finished 23rd in Diving. 

The team then ended the meet with the quartet of Michael Jensen, Ian Flynn, Eric Jensen, and Bob Bantley combining to win the 400 Freestyle Relay in a new state record time; Bob Bantley was named Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet for his 4 gold medal performance.  



Information courrtesy of Upper Dublin School District


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