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Swimming: CB South defeats West


It’s been an annual event since Central Bucks South opened in the fall of 2004, and both sides agree it is the biggest double dual swim meet of the season.

Central Bucks South hosted Central Bucks West on Friday night in a Suburban One League Continental Conference finale for both squads.

CB South’s girls team won by a score of 109-77 and the boys were victorious, 98-85.

The programs share the pool at CB South. This year CB South was the home team.

Between the two teams, there were eight automatic District One Class 3A cut times, seven consideration times and five swims where the consideration time was lowered in the meet.

Haley Scholer won two individual events for the CB South girls, taking first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.83 and the 100 backstroke (58.21).

Chloe Matsick won the 200 freestyle (2:00.26), Heidi Scholer won the 50 freestyle (24.52), Alexandra Charlton was the winner of diving (252.70 points), Kaylin Goodling won the 100 freestyle (54.08) and Riley Reteneller took first in the 500 freestyle (5:22.06) to round out the individual event winners for the Titans.

Goodling, Heidi Scholer, Matsick and Haley Scholer won the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.84) and Matsick, Goodling, Haley Scholer and Heidi Scholer touched first in the 400 freestyle relay (3:41.62).

“This meet is my favorite meet of the year,” CB South senior captain Ryleigh Rosta said. “It’s sad that this is my last one but it’s a good way to end the regular season. It puts everyone in a good mood and it’s against people that we like to swim against.

“We practice together every day. It’s exciting to see them do well and also for us to do well. There were so many district cuts at this meet and we’ve come to expect that. Everyone wants it.

“It hasn’t sunk in that this was my last meet against West but once I get home it probably will.”

Rosta is a member of the National Honor Society, participates in Black vs. Blue, which promotes school spirit, and participates in Mini-Thon. She plans to attend either West Virginia or Syracuse to study forensic science and hopes to work for the FBI.

For the CB South boys, Alexei Havaka was the winner of both the 200 individual medley (2:08.80) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.26).

Dan Pohl won the 50 freestyle (22.80) and Ryan Kircher won the 100 freestyle (48.40) to account for the victories in individual events for the Titans.

CB South won all three boys relays.

Walker McElrath, Josh Hiltpold, Kevin He and Aidan Lee won the 200 medley relay (1:50.23), Kircher, He, Havaka and Pohl were the winners of the 200 freestyle relay (1:31.26) and Pohl, Lee, Havaka and Kircher ended the day with a win in the 400 freestyle relay (3:24.28).

“This was the fastest meet of the year for us and it was pure adrenaline,” said Hiltpold, a senior. “This was the most high energy meet of the entire year and it’s been that way since my freshman year. I think everyone does great times at this meet.”

In addition to swimming, Hiltpold is a pole vaulter for the track team at CB South. After graduation he is enlisting in the Air Force.

“There’s a sense of finality because my swim career is coming to an end, so I just want to make each swim my fastest,” he said.

For the CB West girls, Natalie Yim was the winner of the 100 butterfly (1:00.23) and Lina Hofmann won the 100 breaststroke (1:06.30).

Jessica Kuo, Hofmann, Yim and Christina Cavalluzzo started off the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay (1:51.53).

“It’s been a great four years,” said Cavalluzzo, a senior captain. “I can’t believe it’s over. I’m so happy I was part of this team. It’s such a fun team to be on. We’re like a family.

“We had so many great swims and no one was tapered. It was totally the environment. We were all hyping each other up. South had some good swims too. I have some friends on South and it’s nice to see everyone do well.

“I’m looking forward to champs and having fun the rest of the way.”

She plays the violin in the orchestra. She hasn’t chosen a college yet, but would like to major in engineering.

Luke Cimakasky won the 200 freestyle (1:50.97) and 500 freestyle (5:05.64) and Franky Swain topped the field in the 100 butterfly (57.42) and 100 backstroke (58.10) while Ryan Levant won diving (198.05 points) for the CB West boys.

“It’s really crazy how amazing everyone did,” said Cameron Wallace, a senior captain. “And it’s crazy how fast the four years flew by. I feel like I was a freshman last year. This meet was an emotional roller coaster.

“We’ve been swimming with South for years now and I’ve known some of these people since I was about 6 years old so it’s always fun.”

After graduation he will attend Bloomsburg, where he plans to major in secondary education.

Both programs recognized their seniors prior to the start of the meet.

CB West seniors include Emma Bekes, Caroline Stim, Samantha Remmey, Cavalluzzo, Teresa Frikke Schmidt, Yim, Max Quinn, Wallace and Cimakasky.

Central Bucks South seniors are Heidi Scholer, Caleigh Fink, Rosta, Allison Damico, Pohl, Ryan Murata, Hiltpold and Johnny Pluznyk.