Alex Boeckx’s record-setting display propelled the Ridley boys swimming team to a 100.5-85.5 Central League decision over Strath Haven Wednesday.
Boeckx broke Ridley pool records in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke. He set the team mark in the breaststroke, too.
Boeckx started his afternoon swimming second in the Green Raiders’ 200-yard medley relay which claimed first place with a time of 1;44.66. He dominated the individual medley, beating out the second-place finisher by 10 seconds, before ending his day with an easy win in the breast.
Ryan Schreiber was first in the 50 freestyle and anchored the 200 medley relay, while Mason Beck took top honors in the diving event for the Green Raiders.
Will Resweber triumphed in the 500 freestyle and helped the Panthers to wins in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.
Radnor 100, Upper Darby 74 >> James El-Deiry (200 medley, 200 IM, fly, 400 free relay) and Nick Mlodzienski (200 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay) each won four events for the Raiders (1-0), who did not drop a single one in the Central League opener. El-Deiry’s best performance came in the fly where he finished in 55.39 while Mlodzienski had a time of 50.33 in the 100 free.
Haverford 92, Lower Merion 86 >> Collin Pettit kicked off the Fords’ 200 medley relay that claimed first place in 1:39.03 and was victorious in the 100 butterfly. Matthew Shaw (200 free, 200 free relay), Leo Goldszal (100 free, 200 medley relay) and David Abrahams (200 I.M., 200 free relay) also won two events apiece.
Grace Wakiyama took home victories in the 100 butterfly as well as the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay to pace Radnor in its 103-69 victory over Upper Darby in each team’s Central League girls swimming opener.
Wakiyama finished the butterfly in 1:03.25 while teammate Samantha Lee was also a triple winner, claiming the 200 freestyle, 200 free relay and 400 relay for the Raiders (1-0).
Emily Lehman led Upper Darby (0-1) by winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:28.77.
Strath Haven 104, Ridley 77 >> Liz Olszewski won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and participated in the Panthers’ winning 200 free relay to victory. Sophie Bergstrom led off the 200 medley relay and bested the field in the 200 individual medley and 500 free. PhilAnn Dixon showed her versatility by winning the diving event, anchoring the 200 medley relay and leading off the 200 free relay.
Marisela Rechner (100 free) and Julia Frassoni (100 breast) were winners for Ridley.
Lower Merion 100, Haverford 85 >> Laura Seavey (50 free, 200 free relay), Julia Curran (500 free, 200 free relay) and Elsley Hazell (100 breast, 200 free relay) all won two races for the Fords. Abby Krissinger triumphed in the 100 free.
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