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Girls swimming: CR North girls win twelfth title

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The Council Rock North girls swim team made it 12 in a row.

On Friday night the Indians hoisted the trophy for the Suburban One League National Conference girls swimming team title at their home pool. It is the 12th consecutive league crown for CR North.

The Indians scored 460.5 points to outpace runner-up Pennsbury (441.5).

CR North had two swimmers win a pair of individual events each. Abby Henderson captured the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.80 and the 100 freestyle (53.06) and Ellie Brandbergh was the winner of both the 100 butterfly (58.70) and 100 backstroke (58.54).

Henderson, Emily Nelson, Brandbergh and Callie Haggerty started things off with a win in the 200 medley relay (1:49.51).

The Indians went 6-0 in conference dual meets this season.

“It’s really exciting to win the title, especially since this is my fourth and final year of swimming for North,” CR North senior captain Paige Schluchterer said.

“The pressure is always there but it feels really great to win. We were nervous about Pennsbury, especially in our dual meet against them, but we were able to win that and that gave us confidence.”

Diving was contested on Wednesday and the Indians had no entries, while Pennsbury scored 62 points in that event.

“We felt like we were in a little hole because of that but we just pushed through it,” Schluchterer said. “I think this sets us up nicely for districts.”

Her top three college choices are Clemson, Pitt and South Carolina, and she would like to major in nursing.

Council Rock South’s Kellsey Robinson won the 50 freestyle (24.74).

The Golden Hawks finished third in team scoring (323).

The Continental Conference championships were also held on Friday night and hosted by Central Bucks South.

Central Bucks East finished third in team scoring with 397.5 points, trailing defending champion North Penn (464) and Souderton (402).

Central Bucks South was fourth (317.5), Central Bucks West finished fifth (234.5), Pennridge was sixth (132) and Quakertown seventh (84).

CB East had two individual event winners.

Sophie Moyer won the 100 butterfly (58.72) and Maggie Young topped the field in the 500 freestyle (5:10.92).

“This is such a fun meet,” Moyer said. “It’s also a very fast meet. There are so many good people here and there were so many good swims, especially Maggie’s 500. That was incredible and I was so excited to see her do that time.”

Moyer is Young’s lap counter for the 500 freestyle.

“It’s always fun to be her counter when she puts up a good time,” she said.

“Our relays swam really well, too and we’re hoping to do well at districts. We’re all experienced. We know the atmosphere at districts and we know what we have to do so I’m feeling good about what we can do there.”

Moyer enjoys tutoring and participating in service clubs. She hasn’t chosen a college yet but would like to swim and major in criminology with an eye toward becoming a forensic psychologist.

She is a second generation CB East swimmer. Her mother is Kris Werner Moyer, a 1986 graduate who also swam for Patriots coach Tom Kane and is currently an assistant coach for the team.

“My mom swam the butterfly too, so we’re keeping it in the family,” Moyer said.

Haley Scholer was a double winner for CB South, taking first in both the 200 individual medley (2:08.39) and 100 backstroke (57.71).

Her sister Heidi won the 50 freestyle (24.26) for the Titans.

“I think we did a really good job,” CB South sophomore Danielle Rowley said. “Everyone swam really well.

“I didn’t make any district cuts but that’s something for me to shoot for next year. I didn’t finish the season as strong as I would have liked to. It’s hard when you spend the whole year working and then you don’t see the results at the end but I have two more years to work on that.

“Sometimes you hit a plateau and I think maybe that’s what happened to me. It’s made me really determined to work even harder next year.

“This was still a really fun meet and a good way to end the season.”

Lauren Scott won the 100 freestyle (53.43) for Pennridge.

“Our team swam well,” Scott said. “A lot of girls dropped time and were happy with their swims. For a lot of people this is the last meet of the year and it’s great to see them finish strong.

“I’m looking forward to districts now. Honestly I never even expected to make it to districts but I did and I can’t wait.”

Lina Hofmann took home the only gold medal for CB West, winning the 100 breaststroke (1:05.82).

Quakertown’s highest finisher in an individual event was Lilly Bauz, who was ninth in the 50 freestyle (25.63).


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