PANAMA - Panama used 47 personal bests and a new school record in the 200 free relay (1:37.98) to beat Olean, 96-90, for the first time in 22 years in a Division 1 boys swim meet on Thursday.
Coach Todd Conklin recorded his 50th career win and the Panthers completed their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1994-95.
Parker Roberts was a double winner for Panama in the 200 freestyle (2:03.99) and the 500 freestyle (5:45.43)
Panama’s Michael Yuchnitz competes in the 100-yard freestyle during Thursday’s Division 1 swim meet against Olean. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J?photo by Mark L. Anderson
"It was a huge win for the Panama boys swim program," said Conklin. "We have continued to get stronger every year and these boys work their tails off everyday."
200 medley relay: Olean, Olean. T - 1:55.98
200 freestyle: Parker Roberts (P), Tyler Kuschel (P), Carls (O). T - 2:03.99.
200 IM: Brady Stein (O), Ryan Brown (O), Patrick Yuchnitz (P). T - 2:16.24
50 freestyle: Michael Yuchnitz (P), Clayton Manwaring (P), Josh McGraw (O). T - 23.29
Diving: Ray Fortney (P), Mat Merchant (P), Logan Cross (O). P - 232.05
100 butterfly: David Carls (O), Ethan Wood (P), Brenden Cross (O). T - 1:04.57
100 freestyle: Geoffrey Broadbent (O), MYuchnitz (P), Manwaring (P). T - 51.82
500 freestyle: Roberts (P), Brown (O), Andrew Akin (P). T - 5:45.43
200 free relay: Panama (MYuchnitz, PYuchnitz, Roberts, Manwaring), Panama. T - 1:37.98
100 backstroke: Broadbent (O), Wood (P), Steven Akin (P). T - 1:05.27
100 breaststroke: Stein (O), PYuchnitz (P), Tyler Kuschel (P). T - 1:10.47.
400 free relay: Olean, Panama. T - 3:42.09