Jefferson swims past Rockets

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — In swimming dual meets held Thursday in Mercersburg, Pa. against host James Buchannan High, the Jefferson boys defeated the Rockets, 97-72, and the Lady Cougars decisioned the host school, 99-71.

James Buchanan’s boys had lost their only meet to Trinity (Pa,), 119-52, and the Rocket girls had lost, 113-66, to Trinity (Pa.) in their only meet prior to swimming against Jefferson.

Both Keegan Simmons and Henry deBuchananne posted two individual event wins with Simmons taking the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle while deBuchananne won both the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. Bryan Wiercioch took a first in the 100 butterfly. The Cougars won two of the three relays held against the 11-man Rocket squad that had no seniors.

Both Luisa Holland and Mia Holland had a pair of individual wins in the girls meet. Luisa won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle and her sister won the 100 freestyle and the 200 freestyle. Jessica Dodson was the winner in the 50 freestyle and the Lady Cougars won all three of the relays.

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