Upper St. Clair Swimming and Diving hosted our section rival Mt. Lebanon on Thursday night. This meet always promises great competition in an exciting environment, and this year’s version of the meet did not disappoint. The girls team lost a close, hard-fought battle while the boys team won every event en route to a dominant victory. By virtue of their victory, the boys also secured a three-way tie with Mt. Lebanon and Peters Township for the Section title.
The meet got off to a great start as our girl divers took 1st 2nd and 3rd on the 1-meter board. Freshman Addison Burnette secured first place with a season-high score of 218.5 which also qualified her for the WPIAL championships. On the boys side, Junior Sam Levy won first place and freshman Tyler Kirk did a great job in his first meet of the season.
The swimming competition had many great races including some new WPIAL qualifying times, including: Rachel Fibbi in the 50 and 500 freestyles, Jacob Yakima in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Katie McCurrie in the 100 breaststroke and Aleksey Schabanow in the 100 freestyle.
It was a great team effort for both the girls and boys teams and will provide us with great momentum as we head into the championship season.
Next up for the team is the WPIAL diving championships on Saturday, February 22 at North Allegheny High School. Senior diver Ali Hayes and Freshman diver Addison Burnette will represent USC. After that, the WPIAL swimming championships will take place at the University of Pittsburgh Trees Hall on Thursday, February 27and Friday, February 28.