Clearfield Boys Shatter Pool Record

Brookville — Clearfield’s Boy’s open 200 medley relay team shattered a Brookville pool record last night in dual meet competition. The relay team with Brandon Boyer, Mark Krchnak, Logan Shirey and Shay Flanagan posted a 1:44.3 time surpassing the previous mark of 1:46.8 to win the event.

“We swam very well,” said head coach, Jackie Morrison. “I wasn’t sure what to expect after two very strenuous and intense practices, but we had veteran swimmers crushing their career best times. It was a very sprinted team”

The boys won by a score of 125-46, while the girls’ score read 127-54. The boys upped their record to 4-1 with the girls improving to 3-2 on the season.

In the boy’s dual, the Bisons had three double winners including Brandon Boyer, Shay Flanagan and Logan Shirey.

Boyer won both the 50 and 100 free, while Flanagan took the open 200 IM and the open 500 free.

According to Morrison, Flanagan swam in the 200 IM for the first time last night. “Typically, he doesn’t swim that event, but sometimes you have to try kids in different events and see how they do. It was a personal best for him, and a pleasant surprise.”

Shirey won the open 100 fly and the open 100 breaststroke for the Bisons.

Morrison was impressed with Shirey’s performance when she said, “Logan Shirey hit two career best times, and I mean he really shattered them.”

Also winning events for Clearfield were Chris Bodle (open 200 free), Brady Mulhollem (open 100 backstroke) and Steven Williams (one meter dive).

Krchnak and John Bodle both earned a pair of second place finishes.

Krchnak took second in the open 200 free and the open 100 breaststroke, while John Bodle recorded second place finishes in the open 200 IM and the open 100 fly.

Other second place winners were Mulhollem in the open 500 free and Kraig Peterson in the open 100 backstroke.

Turning in third place finishes were Jason Parks (open 200 free), Peterson (open 200 IM), Chris Bodle (open 100 free), Clyde Coates (open 500 free) and Tyler Shaw (one meter dive).
In team events, the Bisons won both the open 200 medley and the open 200 free.

On the girl’s side, Clearfield had two double place winners including Carolyn Shurer and Chelsey Dufour.

Shurer won both the open 100 and 200 free, while Dufour took the open 50 free and the open 100 backstroke.

Other individual winners were Jaclyn Marsh (open 200 IM), Marisa Howell (open 100 fly), Shelbie King (open 500 free), Tessa Tkacik (open 100 breaststroke) and Jennifer Williams (one meter dive).

“Marissa Howell swam very well in the 100 fly,” said Morrison. “It’s the best I’ve ever seen her swim in that event.”

In the pool, Clearfield received strong performances from six others who came in second.

Lady Bison Branda Smeltzer placed second in both the open 100 and 200 free, while teammates King (open 200 IM), Howell (open 50 free), Amber Centi (one meter dive), Krista Massimino (open 100 backstroke) and Allison White (open 100 breast) recorded second place finishes of their own.

Laura Lumadue (open 200 IM), Brandie Centi (open 100 free), White (open 500 free) and Marsh (open 100 breaststroke) took third for the Bisons.

In team events, Clearfield’s girls won both the open 200 medley relay and the open 200 free.

In both the boy’s and girl’s duals, the open 400 free served as an exhibition with Brookville receiving the team points for that event.

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