The Warhawks came out flying tonight. With an influx of freshman talent mixing with the core group from last year they achieved victory by winning six of the twelve events and taking two of the top three places in all except diving.
Kicking off with the 200 Medley Relay, the all-freshman squad of Junga, Mahan, Forton, and Jannette garnered a second place finish. It then moved into the 200 Freestyle where sophmore Captain Ryan Machrowicz and junior Captain Eric Hill cruised to first and fourth places alongside sophmore Sam Harvey who finished third. In the 200 Individual Medley Jack Junga, Dominic Mahan and Rider Jannette went second, third and fourth making up a good amount of points and tying the score. In the sprint 50 Freestyle freshman David Schrauben upset the Hornets’ top sprinter to snatch first place. His teammates Nick Leskie and Ross Thompson backed up the win by scoring third and fourth place points that placed the Warhawks up by a small margin.
The Warhawks’ senior diver Megan Shay graduated early and with the adjusted schedule for the 2020 – 2021 season she wasn’t able to compete. This gave the Hornets a boost that was diminished in the following 100 Fly and 100 Free. Machrowicz and Schrauben returned to grab 1st in the Fly and Free respectively, but it was only with the help of freshman Avery Forton (Fly/3rd), and sophmores Thompson (Free/3rd) and Leskie (Free/2nd). This all culminated in a second and third place finish by Rider Jannette and Daniel Geiser in the 500 Freestyle.
The meet was still anyone’s game going into the 200 Freestyle Relay. It was here that the Hawks began to soar. Their 200 Freestyle A relay (Schrauben, Machrowicz, Mahan, Thompson) blew away the field while the B relay (Leskie, Geiser, Hill, Harvey) fought off the Hornets B relay to give the Hawks 12 points and a huge lead. The 100 Back saw Avery Forton and Braeden Janette get second and third. That was then followed by Mahan, Hill, and Harvey getting second, third, and fifth in the 100 Breaststroke. The final dagger was when the Hawks went 1st and 2nd in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Next Week they travel to Fenton to face the fearsome Tigers and then return home to face non-league opponent Notre Dame Prep.