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Jersey Shore’s Meaghan Keegan medals in 2 individual events, 1 relay at District 4 swimming

DAVE KENNEDY/For The Express Jersey Shore's Meaghan Keegan competes in the 200 medley relay during Thursday's District 4 swimming championships at Williamsport.

Jersey Shore saw success on Day 2 of the District 4 swimming championships Thursday at Williamsport.

The Bulldogs’ 200 free relay team of Abby Wall, Hunter Lucas, Sara Pecchia and Meaghan Keegan swam a 1:58.09 to take fifth place.

Keegan was a medalist twice as an individual swimmer in the 100 fly and 100 breast, taking third and second, respectively. After missing out on the Class AA swimming competition at states last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the meet, the Jersey Shore senior was hoping she could get back.

Keegan had to swim against standout swimmer Gabby Doss of Shamokin in both races, and Doss ended up winning gold in both events. In the 100 fly, Keegan finished in 1:00.37 and Doss touched the wall in 58.96. Doss was the only swimmer to break a minute in the race. In the 100 breast, Keegan finished in 1:08.72, just narrowly missing winning the event. Doss won in 1:07.48.

“It’s nice just to have competition and a race like this because it’s been so long since we’ve been able to race like this. It’s nice just to see what I can do tapered and seeded and everything,” Keegan said.

DAVE KENNEDY/For The Express Jersey Shore's Mackenzie Gardner swims the opening leg of the 200 medley relay during Thursday's District 4 swimming championships at Williamsport.

As for swimming against a talented swimmer like Doss?

“It’s really hard. I swam on a club team with Gabby, so I practice with her consistently,” Keegan said. “It’s fun to race with her and she pushes me. It’s a chance to have a good race with her.”

DISTRICT 4 GIRLS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team results: 1. Danville 383; 2. Lewisburg 315; 3. Central Columbia 249; 4. Bloomsburg 229; 5. Shamokin 181; 6. Athens 180; 7. Jersey Shore 130; 8. Towanda 100; 9. Milton 51; 10. Wellsboro 30; t11. Hughesville 22; t11. Shikellamy 22; 13. Mount Carmel 10.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

(Top 6 finishers)

200 medley relay: 1. Danville (Alivia Shen, Brenna Ross, Coyla Bartholomew, Caroline Spahr), 1:51.14; 2. Lewisburg, 1:52.22; 3. Bloomsburg, 1:56.35; 4. Central Columbia, 1:57.45; 5. Athens, 2:14.13; 6. Milton, 2:21.65. 200 free: 1. Delaney Humphrey, Lewisburg, 1:57.78; 2. Coyla Bartholomew, Danville, 1:59.07; 3. Taegan Williams, Athens, 2:04.39; 4. Riley Noss, Central Columbia, 2:04.61; 5. Victoria Bartholomew, Danville, 2:09.10; 6. Zoe Zola, Danville, 2:13.84. 200 IM: 1. Kimberly Shannon, Lewisburg, 2:05.79; 2. Annabell Reck, Bloomsburg, 2:17.48; 3. Alivia Shen, Danville, 2:18.16; 4. Rachel Heggenstaller, Central Columbia, 2:25.86; 6. Valeria Riley, Lewisburg, 2:27.75. 50 free: 1. Brenna Ross, Danville, 24.64; 2. Jewels Hepner, Lewisburg, 25.50; 3. Caroline Spahr, Danville, 25.59; 4. Emma Gerlinski, Lewisburg, 26.44; 5. Emma Morgan, Central Columbia, 26.75; 6. Madison Bridy, Shamokin, 27.26. 100 fly: 1. Gabrielle Doss, Shamokin, 58.96; 2. Annabell Reck, Bloomsburg, 1:00.10; 3. Meaghan Keegan, Jersey Shore, 1:00.37; 4. Brenna Ross, Danville, 1:00.69; 5. Hannah Bartholomew, Danville, 1:02.09; 6. Karlee Wallis, Hughesville, 1:05.96. 100 free: 1. Coyla Bartholomew, Danville, 54.72; 2. Jewels Hepner, Lewisburg, 55.86; 3. Alex Decker, Lewisburg, 57.15; 4. Emma Gerlinski, Lewisburg, 57.56; 5. Emma Welsh, Central Columbia, 57.68; 6. Taegan Williams, Athens, 58.56. 500 free: 1. Kimberly Shannon, Lewisburg, 5:02.15; 2. Delaney Humphrey, Lewisburg, 5:24.06; 3. Riley Noss, Central Columbia, 5:32.68; 4. Caroline Spahr, Danville, 5:37.52; 5. Trinity Neff, Bloomsbug, 5:38.24; 6. Victoria Bartholomew, Danville, 5:47.71. 200 free relay: 1. Central Columbia (Emma Welsh, Riley Noss, Emma Morgan, Sarah McHenry), 1:45.61; 2. Lewisburg, 1:46.57; 3. Shamokin, 1:48.13; 4. Danville, 1:48.75; 5. Jersey Shore, 1:58.09; 6. Athens, 1:58.42. 100 back: 1. Sarah McHenry, Central Columbia, 1:00.33; 2. Campbell Reck, Bloomsburg, 1:02.30; 3. Emma Welsh, Central Columbia, 1:02.62; 4. Alivia Shen, Danville, 1:04.04; 5. Trinity Neff, Bloomsburg, 1:04.67; 6. Taylar Fisher, Athens, 1:08.86. 100 breast: 1. Gabrielle Doss, Shamokin, 1:07.48; 2. Meaghan Keegan, Jersey Shore, 1:08.72; 3. Alex Decker, Lewisburg, 1:11.20; 4. Hannah Bartholomew, Danville, 1:16.19; 5. Rachel Heggenstaller, Central Columbia, 1:16.52; 6. Madison Bridy, Shamokin, 1:16.98. 400 free relay: 1. Danville (Brenna Ross, ALivia Shen, Caroline Spahr, Coyla Bartholomew), 3:40.24; 2. Lewisburg, 3:42.30; 3. Bloomsburg, 3:57.14; 4. Shamokin, 4:03.99; 5. Central Columbia, 4:05.77; 6. Towanda, 4:31.73.

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