Obama Swimmers Prepare for WPIALs

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Aubree Peterson-Spanard, Writer

On the first two days of March, the best swimmers in the WPIAL Class AA will compete in their sectional championship. Nine of these super-fast swimmers are on our very own Obama Varsity Swim Team. They have qualified for 5 individual events and 4 relays. The competition will start at 3pm on March 1st at the University of Pittsburgh Trees pool, but spectators will be admitted starting at 1:45pm, which is also when warm ups will start. The prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. This is a really big deal for our team, and the swimmers will need all the support that they can get. So come on out and cheer on our 2017-2018 Varsity swim champions! Here is the lineup for our swimmers:

 

Individual Events

Amila Niksic – Obama 10th

  • 100 Back
  • 100 Fly

Noah Jamison – Obama 11th

  • 200 IM
  • 500 Free

Rachel Gitleman – SciTech 9th

  • 100 Free  

 

Relay Teams

Girls 400 Relay

  1. Amila Niksic – Obama 10th
  2. Julia Melnyk – Obama 10th
  3. Rachel Gitleman – SciTech 9th
  4. Syndey Schiedlemier – SciTech 10th

Boys 200 Medley Relay

  1. Noah Jamison – Obama 11
  2. David Donehue – SciTech 12
  3. Sead Niksic – Obama 12
  4. Krishnan Alagar – Homeschool 12

Boys 200 Free Relay

  1. Rajan Alagar – Homeschooled 12
  2. David Donehue – SciTech 12
  3. Sead Niksic – Obama 12
  4. Krishnan Alagar – Homeschooled 12

 

Boys 400 Relay

  1. Noah Jamison – Obama 11
  2. David Donehue – SciTech 12
  3. Sead Niksic – Obama 12
  4. Krishnan Alagar – Homeschool 12