SOMERSET — The Somerset swim team hosted its annual AA Laurel Highlands Eagle Invitational last Saturday.
Cambria Heights, Marion Center, Northern Cambria, Richland, Saltsburg and Westmont were the six teams that attended.
Somerset's boys team took first place with 237 points. The Lady Eagles brought in a second-place finish with 279 points.
The top three relays and top six individual events were recognized with awards.
Triple winner Josh Stoppe led the boys by winning the 200 IM (2:25.91). He also won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.09). Stoppe was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay (3:54.95) joined by teammates Christian Gehman, Shane Ickes and Nick Bastian. The same relay team took second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:41.16).
Bastian took third in the 200 freestyle (2:06.07). He brought in second in the 100 freestyle (57.44). Gehman took fourth in the 50 freestyle (26.26) and took fourth in the 100 freestyle (1:00.47). Ickes brought in third in the 100 backstroke (1:13.67) and took fifth in the 100 freestyle (1:00.58).
Brenden Knecht took fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:10.89). Nick Kimmel also brought in a fourth-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:13.67).
The 400 freestyle relay team (4:11.63) of Mary Mack, Danielle Owen, Elexsis Robison and Emily Schleich were the lone win for the Lady Eagles. Owen was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay (2:15.65) joined by Anna Chan, Lauren Marple and Katie Yachere.
Owen brought in a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:16.46) and took sixth in the 50 freestyle (28.97). The 200 freestyle relay (1:52.88) team of Chan, Mack, Robison, and Schleich brought in a second place finish. Schleich brought in another second in the 200 freestyle (2:15.73) and a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:11.71). Mack took second in the 50 freestyle (27.64) and took fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:19.75). Robison brought in a fourth place finish in the 50 freestyle (28.39) and took fifth in the 100 freestyle (1:05.02). Chan brought in a third place finish in the 100 freestyle (1:03.95) and brought in a fifth place finish in the 50 freesytle(28.91). Yachere took fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:18.32) and Marpletook sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:25.03).