Cherry Hill West Girls Swim Team
Cherry Hill, NJ
"The Lady Lions" coached by Mr. Scott Sweeten
LINK TO COACH SWEETEN'S LADY LION'S WEB PAGE
West's 1998 captains: Amy Gorman, Jannelle Ritchie, & Jen Hensell
Last season record: 14-2 overall
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1996-97 Lady Lions Team Roster
SWIM MEET OF THE WEEK
West's Allison May executing high degree of difficulty heading for win
EAST MEETS WEST !!!
Cherry Hill East teams remain undefeated.
GTT - Wed. Jan.14 - Double-dual
All the ingredients of top-notch competition were evident - long-standing arch-rivalry, standing room only, packed decks, top- ranked swimmers from both teams. All the makings for a meet where 4th and 5th places could be determining factors as East Coach Fred Knouse noted: "Every time counts today." And it was ALL CHERRY HILL fighting for power points.
Both girls' teams came in undefeated, East at 4-0 and West with a 5-0 record. But in the end, the East girls' depth proved to be the overwhelming factor in their 101-85 victory. East captured the top two places in the 200 free and the 200 IM while West doulbled in the 100 free and West's premier diver, Allison Mays won diving with over 220 points. The final events were evidence of the determination of the women as the finish of the 100 breast looked like a dead heat for four swimmers as Erica Weitz prevailed in a 1:11.93. Kristel Haesler had a strong night with wins in the IM and 500 free. Haesler also anchored the 400 free relay in what was a virtual one-on-one swimoff as the fourth swimmers entered the water together.
West's Lady Lions unfortunately suffered a first defeat but availed themselves proud and strong , capturing the opening medley relay in a very quick 1:55.07 by a team of all top-ranked swimmers in Jannelle Ritchie, Jesse Crick, Kate Patrizzi and Katie Kopil. West also doubled in the 100 free, won by #1 ranked Kopil who also took the 50 free. The 100 back was won in 1:02.25 by #1 ranked Ritchie.