S. ABINGTON TWP. — The Abington Heights varsity swimming and diving teams opened their season Dec. 8-9 by hosting the Comet Classic.
The Comets started the season off strong by winning 11 events throughout the meet, more than any other participating team.
Carter Smith placed first in the 1-meter diving event on Dec. 8 with a score of 229.75 points over the course of six dives. Meghan Marion won the girls event with a score of 161.85.
The Comets continued the momentum Dec. 9 by winning the girls’ 200 medley relay to start the day. The team of Sarah Bath, Kyra Sladicki, Lauren Schofield and April Sokalsky finished with a time of 2:05.15. In her freshman debut, Schofield also won the 200 individual medley in 2:18.31 and the 100 butterfly in 1:03.30.
Lucy Earl finished third in the 200 individual medley in 3:00.75.
Sokalsky also placed first in the 100 freestyle in 59.69 and third in the 200 freestyle in 2:18.85.
Bath finished second in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.47.
Sladicki received top honors in the 500 freestyle with a time of 7:00.60. CC Donahoe was second in 7:21.96.
The team of Schofield, Bath, Sokalsky and freshman Abby Brock won the girls 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:14.25.
On the boys side, the Comets received first-place finishes from Josh Przekop in the 50 freestyle in 23.75 and John Frantz in the 500 freestyle in 5:40.10.
Jack Wasko (6:18.66) and Sam Remus (6:19.28) were second and third in the 500 freestyle.
Przekop placed second (1:12.26) and Cohen Hodge (1:16.69) was third in the 100 butterfly.
Brandon Kelleher finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:30.15.
The Abington Heights team of Frantz, Jarred Ocwieja, Przekop and Wasko placed third in the 200 medley relay in 1:52.29.
Przekop, Wasko, Hodge and Ocwieja placed third in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:45.02.
Ocwieja finished third in the 100 freestyle in 54.89.
John Graham placed third in the 100 backstroke in 1:11.41.
The Comets closed the meet with a victory in the boys 400 free relay. The team of Frantz, Remus, Graham and Sloan Seid won the event with a time of 4:09.41.
Pocono Mountain West, Scranton, West Scranton and Wallenpaupack also participated in the event, but there was no team scoring.