PV boys, Methacton girls take home Perk Valley Invite

The Perkiomen Valley boys were the team winner in a field of 17 participating teams, while Methacton was the team winner on the girls’s side, at the day-long Perkiomen Valley Invitational Saturday.

The PV invitational is traditionally the big warmup and last chance to reach qualifying times for the District 1 championship which start next week at LaSalle University.

The PV boys racked up 385 points, with Methacton second (291) and Spring-Ford third (221).

The Methacton girls won with 309 points, followed by Perk Valley at second (227.5) and Phoenixville third (203).

PV standout Kyle Dix led the upwards of 100 boys with four wins, winning the 200-yard freestyle (bettering his own team record with a 1:43.07), the 100 free with a 46.49, while swimming leadoff on the Vikings winning 200 free (1:28.78) and 400 free (3:17.02) relays.

Third-place Spring-Ford was led by Ethan D’Arcangelo, who won the 200 IM with a 1:59.60, and Channing Ryan who touched first in the 50 free with a 21.96.

For Boyertown, Patrick Lance won the 500 free with a 4:55.35.

The winning Methacton team was led by Emily Sykes and Kirsten Groff with three wins each, with Sykes touching first in the 200 IM with a pool record 2:07.75 and Groff finishing first in the 100 backstroke with a 1:00.59. Both swam on the Warriors winning 200 free (1:39.23) and the 400 free (3:38.75) relays.

Maddie Cooke led third-place Phoenixville with three wins as well, touching first in the 50 free with a 23.97, first in the 100 breaststroke with a pool record 1:05.22, all while swimming on the Phantoms winning 200 medley relay that set a pool record with a 1:50.41.

Laura Simpson had two big wins for Boyertown, touching first in the 200 free with a 1:55.67, and first in the 500 free with a 5:09.65.

For Owen J. Roberts, Laurel Fink won the 100 free with a 54.83.

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