PIAA District Championships Wrap Up

Some team members join in a chant, pumping their fists in the air to celebrate the ending of the meet.

Some team members join in a chant, pumping their fists in the air to celebrate the ending of the meet.

Blake Ramey, Sports Editor

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Swimming heated up the competition at the PIAA District III Championships at Cumberland Valley High School.

Some of these swimmers included senior Katlyn Baer and junior Rohit Kandala.

Rohit Kandala was the only Susquehannock swimmer to medal.

Kandala earned a bronze medal in 7th place.

“My goal was to pretty much make states or medal,” said Kandala.

Kandala medaled in the 100-yard freestyle event.

Medaling in such a competitive event is no easy task; Kandala put in five months of grinding to be the best swimmer he could be to prepare for this event.

There were 28 schools there all of varying sizes.

“There were numerous school teams who were much bigger and better than us, but it made me want to earn that top spot even more,” said Kandala.

Kandala used the bigger competition as fuel to the fire and swam with passion, heart, and desire.

Senior Katlyn Baer had the honor of competing in her last district championship.

“My goal for districts was to just have fun and swim the best I could for my last swim as a senior,” said Baer.

Swimming can be a very long season, especially throughout four years of your high school career.

“Swimming with a positive mindset and passion will make every bit of your race worth it,” said Baer.

Baer did not medal in the event, but she put her best effort forward.

The state championships will come next following the district championships.

The Susquehannock swim team is hopeful that they will have some swimmers qualify.

 

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