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The Swim Team is ready to take on States

The girls WPIAL team poses for a picture as they cheer on the boys team.

The swim team has had a stellar season so far, they are ready to end their season on a high note. 


Both teams had good swims at the WPIAL championships. The girls placed 7th overall. Starting the first day of the medley relay with Izzy Hough, Matilda Price, Hannah Carasia, and Kate Wolford. Destini Homan placed 13th in the 200 free. Maggie Elder placed 18th in the 200 IM. Hannah Carasia placed 21st in the 50 free. Lauren Bell placed 2nd in the 100 fly. To end their first day, the girls’ 200 freestyle relay with Maggie Elder, Destini Homan, Hannah Carasia, and Lauren Bell finished 5th. 


The boys also had a successful first day at WPIALs. The medley relay with Jace Pedicone, Andrew Cheung, David Klunk, and Heinrich van der Westhuizen placed 12th. Patrick Cratty Placed fourth in the 200 freestyle. Chris Heese placed fifth in the 200 IM. Charlie Thomson placed fourth in the 50 freestyle. The boys finished off the first day with second place in the 200 freestyle relay with Charlie Thomson, Chris Heese, Jace Pedicone, and Patrick Cratty. 


Lauren Bell started the second day of the WPIAL championships with a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle. Destini Homan placed 17th in the 100 back. Maggie Elder placed 9th in the 100 breaststroke. And finally to end the girl’s day the 400 freestyle relay placed fourth. 


The second day for the boys they started with Charlie Thomson placing 5th and Patrick Cratty placing behind him in 6th in the 100 freestyle. David Klunk placed 29th in the 500 freestyle. Chris Heese placed 4th in the 100 breaststroke. And to close out their day the boys placed second in the 400 freestyle relay. 


After an impressive performance at WPIALs, the wildcats are ready to streak at the state championship. 


Lauren Bell has been a leading member of the team this season. She will be swimming the 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay, 100 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relay. She says, ¨We’ve practiced hard 6 days a week and put in the effort for every set. Lauren Bell is looking forward to making her name known at such a big meet. Bell says, ” I’m mostly looking forward to the state meet. My seeds this year are the highest they’ve been and I’m excited to swim fast and place this year.¨ 

Hannah Carasia, who has made a vital impact this year, notes the hard work her team has put in. She says, ¨Our team has worked extremely hard this season by training in and out of the pool, and many of us swim year-round.¨ Carasia is swimming both girls’ relays and is hoping to get new best splits in both relays. 


Overall, both teams are excited and ready to see their hard work pay off. 


The girls will be competing in the 3a competition on March 13-14. The boys will be competing in the 2a competition on March 15-16. You will be able to watch the wildcats on PCN.

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Maggie Elder
Maggie Elder, Staff Writer
Maggie Elder is ecstatic to be writing for The High Post as a junior this year! The 2023-2024 school year will be her first year on the High Post. She had the incredible pleasure of having Mrs. Stallings for English her sophomore year and got to see some of the beautiful things the High Post did last year. Maggie is a member of the Greater Latrobe girls varsity swim team. She also swims for the Greater Latrobe Aqua Club and Allegheny Mountain Swimming. Her main event is the 100 breaststroke, but this past year she was one of the four people in the state qualifying 400 free relay. While she has many athletic achievements, she has also had many academic accomplishments. Maggie is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the French National Honors Society, Interact Club, Key Club, Link Crew, and Environmental Club. Maggie’s favorite place to be is in Ocean City, New Jersey with her family. As a High Post member, she volunteered at the Banana Split Festival and Trooper Iwaniec Race. Maggie decided to take Multimedia Journalism because she enjoys covering events happening around the school and enjoys spending time with her friends who are also taking the class.   

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