Mercersburg’s boys won eight of 12 events and Peddie’s girls took seven of 12 events at the 2020 MAPL Swimming and Diving Invitational, which was held February 1 in the new Lloyd Aquatic Center in Mercersburg, PA.
Jake Evert (boys’ 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle) and Jonah Harm (boys’ 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke) each won two individual events for host Mercersburg, with Lawrenceville’s Helen Liu (girls’ 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke) and Peddie’s Gabby Standfield (100 fly and 100 breaststroke) taking two individual events apiece on the girls’ side of the competition.
Hill’s Olivia DeVol and Nathan Duchez swept first place in the one-meter diving competition for girls and boys, respectively.
Girls’ event winners:
- 200 medley relay: Peddie (Inez Amer, Amber Wang, Gabby Standfield, Emma Morris), 1:53.10
- 200 freestyle: Kiersten Dagg, Hill (1:59.17)
- 200 individual medley: Helen Liu, Lawrenceville (2:10.74)
- 50 free: Miranda Cai, Lawrenceville (24.05)
- 100 butterfly: Gabby Standfield, Peddie (59.40)
- 100 free: Maddie Sugden, Peddie (55.79)
- 500 free: Katie Yonan, Peddie (5:12.72)
- 200 free relay: Peddie (Katie Yonan, Katie Diventi, Maddie Sugden, Emma Morris), 1:42.30
- 100 backstroke: Helen Liu, Lawrenceville (58.86)
- 100 breaststroke: Gabby Standfield, Peddie (36.79)
- 400 free relay: Peddie (Katie Yonan, Maddie Sugden, Katie Diventi, Amber Wang), 3:25.41
- One-meter diving: Olivia DeVol, Hill (178.99)
Boys’ event winners:
- 200 medley relay: Mercersburg (Andrew Yuen, Alex Edwards, Jonah Harm, Jake Evert), 1:33.76
- 200 freestyle: Isaac Kwon, Peddie (1:49.04)
- 200 individual medley: Alex Edwards, Mercersburg (1:54.95)
- 50 free: Jake Evert, Mercersburg (20.51)
- 100 butterfly: Jonah Harm, Mercersburg (50.21)
- 100 free: Jake Evert, Mercersburg (46.28)
- 500 free: Nick Radkov, Peddie (4:45.99)
- 200 free relay: Mercersburg: (Jake Evert, Peem Pibuldham, Clark Bayer, Mason Green), 1:28.21
- 100 backstroke: Michael Wong (Hill), 51.85
- 100 breaststroke: Jonah Harm, Mercersburg (58.59)
- 400 free relay: Mercersburg (Alex Edwards, Andrew Yuen, Clark Bayer, Jonah Harm), 3:12.76
- One-meter diving: Nathan Duchez, Hill (193.15)
The event was the largest meet to be held in the Lloyd Aquatic Center’s brief history; the 41,000-square foot facility opened in late 2019 and includes the Furnary Pool, which can be configured as a 25-yard (“short”) course or a 50-meter (“long”) course, allowing for training and competition at both distances.