Springfield swimming earns two district crowns, senior named Outstanding Swimmer | LM senior named Outstanding Swimmer | Three Abington wrestlers move on to Regionals | CHS senior wins Track & Field gold, freshman wrestler qualifies for states

Springfield Township High School’s boys’ and girls’ swimming teams swept the Class AA crowns at the District 1 Swimming Championships at the Graham Aquatic Center in York on Saturday, February 24.

According to The Reporter, Springfield won the boys’ title with 552 points. Lower Moreland was second with 330 points.

Springfield’s Will Cross (pictured above), who was named the Boys AA Outstanding Swimmer, won the 100 free in 46.58 then anchored the Spartans’ winning 400 free relay along with Sam Pugh, Michael Cooper and Gabe Fluehr.

The Lady Spartans won the event with 377 points. Mount St. Joseph placed second with 352 points. Lower Moreland took fourth with 218 points.

Lower Moreland senior Esther Park, who earned Girls Class 2A Outstanding Swimmer honors, won the

100 breast in 1:04.81 on Saturday and took first in the 200 individual medley (2:09.68) on Friday. The Lions’ 200 medley relay took second in that event, The Reporter said.

Abington Senior High School

The Abington Senior High School boys’ wrestling team finished 6th at the District One East tournament on Saturday, February 24.

Elijah Brown took third in the 145-pound weight class, Dylan Keisling took second at 189, John Wright took second at 215, and Solomon Wesley took fourth at 285.

Three members will go on to the PIAA Southeast AAA Regional at Oxford on Friday and Saturday.

Cheltenham High School

Cheltenham High School senior Jordan Sowell (right) won the Pennsylvania Indoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday with a leap of 48-09.

Sowell will be competing at the Nike Indoor Nationals at the Armory in New York City on March 10, the district said.

Junior Nathan Hoffman (left) finished seventh in the high jump and broke the program’s previous record with a 6-4.

The team finished tied for 15th with 12 points.

The girls’ track team finished sixth with 23 points at the PIAA State Championships in State College on Saturday.

The team had three top three finishes: Michelle Korsah in the 60m, Amirah Nesmith in the 60m, and the 4x200m of Nesmith, Kira Murray, Kendall Nelson, and Michelle Korsah.

Nesmith also placed fourth in the 200m.

For the Panthers’ girls’ wrestling team, freshman Ashae Branch-Huston became the first state qualifier in the program’s history after taking fourth at 118 lbs. during the Regional championships at Quakertown on Saturday.

After opening with a 9-6 victory, Branch-Houston fell in the semifinals before wrestling her way back in the consolation bracket, the district said.

Senior Ciara Rodriguez finished in fifth place at 142 lbs. and is an alternate for states, scheduled for March 7-9 at the Giant Center in Hershey. The team finished tied for 24th out of 45 teams.

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