Knights nearly perfect against Titans


Prasham Jobanputra

Junior Luke Schwar touches the wall as the Knights win the boys 200 medley relay.

TOWAMENCIN- It was absolute domination for the Knights in their most recent swim meet.  The Knights won every event besides one to come out with a well-earned win.

“We put in a pretty strong lineup trying to figure out some final spots for our district team.  The kids are pretty beat up.  Practice yesterday was very difficult.  So even though they’re tired, they’re learning how to swim fast while they’re tired.  I’m pretty proud of a lot of the races we saw today,” Head Coach Jeff Faikish said.

The North Penn boys swimming team (9-0) beat the CB South boys team (8-3) 100-62 and the North Penn girls swimming and diving team (9-0) beat the CB South girls team (8-3) 94-82.

Both teams won every event except for the girls 500 free style that CB South’s Haley Scholer won with a time of 5:22:21.  Senior Ryley Fein broke the pool record in the boys 100 freestyle with a time of 45:93 and Junior Sean Faikish broke the pool record in the boys 200 IM with a time of 1:50:29.

“It was a good swim.  2 IM’s my main event going into district and states and felt pretty good.  Felt good during warmups and just wanted to see what I can do,” Faikish said.

Prasham Jobanputra
Senior Paige Burrell airborne for one of her dives

On the diving board, senior Paige Burrell won with a score of 321.35, including a 10 on her inward dive.

“It was one of my best meets this season.  I did my gainer two and a half for the first time this season in a dual meet and it felt pretty good to get it off the board,” Burrell said.

The Knights will be back in the pool Tuesday at Souderton for a rivalry matchup against the Indians.

“Souderton is always a fun meet, crosstown rival.  We know them very well.  There’s a lot of history between the aquatic programs.  Should be an exciting meet,” Coach Faikish said.