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Tamaqua shines at Anthracite meet

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    Stephen Behun tied for first in the 11-12 50 breast stroke. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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    Tamaqua’s Jacob Hehn anchors the 11-12 boys medley relay and secures first place in the event for the Blue Waves. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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    Tamaqua’s 8-and-under girls won the 100 Freestyle Relay. Members of the team include Katie Behun, Shaylee Gormley, Kylie Kisenwether and Riley Miller.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published March 19. 2019 01:13PM

The Tamaqua Blue Waves had numerous winners at the annual Anthracite Swim League Championships.

The Tamaqua 8-and-under girls dominated their age group as Kate Behun and Shaylee Gormley combined to win six of the seven individual gold medals in their division. The two also combined to help capture relay first-place finishes.

Behun won the 25 back, 50 free and 100 IM, while Gormley touched the wall first in the 25 free, 25 fly, and 100 free.

Other Tamaqua swimmers to gain three individual gold medals were Brandon Temarantz (8-and-under boys), Savannah Wilson (9-10 girls) and Molly Newton (11-12 girls).

Temarantz claimed the 100 IM, 25 fly and 25 breast, while Wilson won the same three events in her age division. Newton was first in the 100 free, 100 IM and 50 free.

Stephen Behun also contributed a pair of first-place finishes in the 11-12 division, capturing the 50 breast and 50 free, while Michael Williams (11-12 200 free) and Isabella Jones (11-12 500 free) each earned one goal medal.

Tamaqua relay teams also picked up five gold medals (Girls 8-and-under Medley and Free, Girls 9-10 Medley, Boys 11-12 Medley, and Girls 11-12 Free).

The meet was held Saturday, March 16 at the Ned Hampford Natatorium, Pottsville Middle School. Eight teams attended, including Tamaqua, Mahanoy Area, North Schuylkill, Mount Carmel, Shamokin, Pottsville, Blue Mountain, and Schuylkill Haven.

Results of Tamaqua swimmers

(top 3 finishers)

Women 8-and-under

100 Medley Relay - 1. Tamaqua (Adalyn Faust, Kylie Kisenwether, Katie Behun, Shaylee Gormley, Jovie Breiner, Riley Miller).

50 Free - 1. Katie Behun.

100 IM - 1. Katie Behun, 2. Kylie Kisenwether.

25 Free - 1. Shaylee Gormley.

25 Fly - 1. Shaylee Gormley, 3. Kylie Kisenwether.

100 Free - 1. Shaylee Gormley, 3. Riley Miller.

25 Back - 1. Katie Behun.

100 Free Relay - 1. Tamaqua (Shaylee Gormley, Kylie Kisenwether, Riley Miller, Katie Behun).

Women 9-10

100 Medley Relay - 1. Tamaqua (Kaitlyn Kisenwether, Jessica Hackash, Savannah Wilson, Isidora Neifert).

100 IM - 1. Savannah Wilson, 2. Kaitlyn Kisenwether.

25 Fly - 1. Savannah Wilson.

25 Breast - 1. Savannah Wilson.

Women 11-12

500 Free - 1. Isabella Jones.

200 Medley Relay - 2. Tamaqua (Molly Newton, Isabella Jones, Emily Kohlmeir, Alexis Hess, Addison Krall, Mallory Veron).

100 Free - 1. Molly Newton.

100 IM - 1. Molly Newton.

50 Free - 1. Molly Newton.

200 Free - 2. Isabella Jones.

50 Back - 2. Isabella Jones.

200 Free Relay - 1. Tamaqua (Isabella Jones, Alexis Hess, Emily Kohlmeir, Molly Newton, Audrey Nattress, Kendra Forster).

Women 13-and-over

100 IM - 2. McKenna Ehrig, 3. Lillian McNutt.

50 Breast - 2. Lillian McNutt, 3. McKenna Ehrig.

Men 8-and-under

100 IM - 1. Brandon Temarantz.

25 Fly - 1. Brandon Temarantz.

100 Free - 3. Preston Schaeffer.

25 Breast - 1. Brandon Temarantz.

Men 9-10

100 Medley Relay - 3. Tamaqua (Keegan Swedar, Brandon Temarantz, Bekim Mehmeti, Jason Ashfield, Preston Schaeffer).

100 IM - 2. Jason Ashfield.

25 Fly - 2. Jason Ashfield, 3. Bekim Mehmeti.

100 Free - 2. Bekim Mehmeti.

25 Back - 3. Bekim Mehmeti.

Men 11-12

200 Medley Relay - 1. Tamaqua (Michael Williams, Stephen Behun, Will Behun, Jacob Hehn, Gino Williams).

100 IM - 2. Will Behun.

50 Free - 1. Stephen Behun.

200 Free - 1. Michael Williams.

50 Back - 3. Stephen Behun.

50 Breast - 1. Stephen Behun.

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