Jersey Shore swimmers open season vs. Danville

The Jersey Shore High School swimmers opened up their season with a tough matchup against Danville, as both the boys and girls lost. But Jenna Brooks, their head coach, believes the season looks bright.

“This is the largest team I have had as head coach in Jersey Shore,” said Brooks. “With the numbers we have, I can mix and match swimmers with a lot of different events. But with the influx of new swimmers, I am trying to figure out their strengths and weaknesses.”

One weakness that was apparent with the whole team was their endings. “I was real happy with the races, but we were in a lot of close ones,” said Brooks. “We just need to learn how to finish strong.”

No better example would be the 100-meter freestyle. On the girl’s side, Veronica Sander was fighting for the two-spot and was just out-touched by 32/100s of a second to Danville’s Caroline Spahr. On the boy’s side, the race unfolded about the same as Shore’s Caleb Stemler was just out-touched by Danvilles’ Nick DelGotto by 41/100s.

“That is something that we can easily work on in practice,” said Brooks.

Shore was able to pull out some big wins also. On the girl’s side, Jordan O’Connor was a double winner in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. She was also part of a quartet of Taylor Fleming, Maegen Keegan, and Sander that cruised to win the 400 freestyle relay.

The boys were able to capture some wins also with Alex Butzler in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. It was actually a tie in the 200 free as Butzler and Danville’s Kaleb Hause clocked in at 2:09.89. Yes, those practices dealing with strong finishes will be looming over the next few weeks for the Shore swimmers.

Jersey Shore v Danville

December 11, 2019

Jersey Shore High School Pool

JS – Jersey Shore, DV – Danville

Girls

Danville – 101

Jersey Shore – 69

200 MR: 1. Danville (Tessarvich, L., Ferguson, A., Bason, E.), 2:10.42; 2. JS (O’Connor, J., Keegan, M., Fleming, T., Sander, V.), 2:11.38; 3. Danville (Bartholomew, C., Hardin, B., Zola, Z., Zhang, J.), 2:29.06

200 Free: 1. Bason, E., DV, 2:20.26; 2. Bartholomew, C., DV, 2:26.16; 3. Keller, A., DV, 2:26.28

200 IM: 1. Spahr, C., DV, 2:43.58; 2. Tessarvich, L., DV, 2:43.60; 3. Moore, A., JS, 2:51.92

50 free: 1. O’Connor, J., JS, 28.83; 2. Thomas, A., DV, 33.09; 3. Diehl, R., DV, 33.77

100 Fly: 1. Ferguson, A., DV, 1:12.71; 2. Fleming, T., JS, 1:17.70; 3. Moore, A., JS, 1:18.57

100 Free: 1. Bartholomew, C., DV, 1:04.17; 2. Spahr, C., DV, 1:05.08; 3. Sander, V., JS, 1:05.40

400 Free: 1. Bason, E., DV, 5:06.25; 2. Keegan, M., JS, 5:11.18; 3. Keller, A., DV, 5:20.18

200 FR: 1. Danville (Thomas, A., Zola, Z., Hardin, B., Tessarvich, L.), 2:08.30; 2. Jersey Shore (Moore, A., Dincher, L., Steinbacher, S., Sorgen, M.), 2:15.79; 3. Danville (Diehl, R., Blansfield, A., Spring, S., Zhang, J.), 2:9.56

100 Back: 1. O’Connor, J., JS, 1:10.89; 2. Sorgen, M., JS, 1:21.19; 3. Thomas, A., DV, 1:27.80

100 Breast: 1. Ferguson, A., DV, 1:21.23; 2. Keegan, M., JS, 1:22.95; 3. Steinbacher, S., JS, 1:36.31

400 FR: 1. Jersey Shore (Fleming, T., Sander, V., Keegan, M., O’Connor, J.), 4:21.45; 2. Danville (Bartholomew, C., Keller, A., Tessarvich, L., Ferguson, A), 4:25.28; 3. Danville (Hardin, B., Zola, Z., Spahr, C., Zhang, J.), 4:44.77

Boys

Danville – 105

Jersey Shore – 47

200 MR: 1. Danville (Stine, L., Anderson, E., Hause, K., Smith, I.) 2:09.90, 2. Jersey Shore (Stemler, C., Dammer, A., Butzler, A., Knepp, O.,), 2:19.29; 3. Danville (Riedhammer, J., Derr, J., Zola, J., DelGotto), 2:23.82

200 Free: 1. Butzler, A., JS, 2:09.89; 1. Hause, K., DV, 2:09.89; 3. Riedhammer, J., DV, 2:29.99

200 IM: 1. Stine, L., DV, 2:32.03; 2. Anderson, E., DV, 2:34.54; 3. Dammer, A., JS, 2:53.55

50 free: 1. Smith, I., DV, 27.12; 2. Zola, J., DV, 29.26; 3. Dent, H., DV, 30.31

100 Fly: 1. Butzler, JS., 1:04.99; 2. Hause, K., DV, 1:08.93; 3. Smith, I., DV, 1:15.62

100 Free: 1. Riedhammer, J., DV, 1:03.06; 2. DelGotto, N., DV, 1:07.25; 3. Stemler, C., JS, 1:07.66

400 Free: 1. Zola, J., DV, 4:52.57; 2. Dent, H., DV, 5:28.21; 3. Mann, B., JS, 5:57.81

200 FR: 1. Danville (DelGotto, N., Dent, H., Riedhammer, J., Zola, J.), 2:00.38; 2. Jersey Shore (Ferguson, M., Doebler-Miller, J., Knepp, O., Kramer, D.), 2:00.38

100 Back: 1. Stine, L., DV, 1:05.12; 2. Mann, B., JS, 1:23.60; 3. DelGotto, N., DV, 1:24.77

100 Breast: 1. Anderson, E., DV, 1:18.60; 2. Derr, J., DV, 1:29.47; 3. Dammer, A., JS, 1:29.52

400 FR: 1. Danville (Anderson, E., Smith, I., Stine, L., Hause, K.), 4:08.46; 2. Jersey Shore (Stemler, C., Mann, B., Dammer, A., Butzler, A.), 4:36.88; 3. Jersey Shore (Kramer, D., Ferguson, M., Doebler-Miller, J., Knepp, O.), 6:01.93

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