Beyer, Harrison and Madigan named all states in swimming and diving | News, Sports, Jobs
If there isn’t already enough evidence that Warren Area High School’s swim and dive team made it to the state level, three athletes have been named to Pennsylvania’s all-state teams. High School Swimming and Diving Coaches Association.
A year after winning the PIAA 2A State Championship in the 200-yard freestyle event, senior Katie Beyer won her third straight District 10 title in the event and her first 100-yard freestyle title. In the United States this year, Beyer won a silver medal in the 200 m freestyle and a bronze medal in the 100 m freestyle with two school records. She was named all-state in every event by the PHSSCA.
All-state awards are given to the top eight finishers in all events (individual, relay, and diving) at the PIAA Meet; or any swimmer (relay and individual) placing ninth through 16th who equals or exceeds the eighth place time from the preliminary session.
All-State Honorable Mention is awarded to ninth through sixteenth place finishers in all events (individual, relay, and diving) who do not match or exceed the eighth-place time in the preliminary session at the PIAA meet.
Her senior teammate Katie Madigan was also named All-State in diving. At the District 10 2A Championships, Madigan earned her second consecutive diving title and won a bronze medal in PIAA 2A diving.
“I am honored and proud to be named to the States First Team for the second year in a row,” said Madigan, who finished fourth at the state meet as a junior. “I have worked very hard in my short diving career to compete with girls who have been diving since they were little. Hard work pays off. Being named All-State will give me the confidence and motivation to do great things next year as I continue my diving career at Clarion University.
Beyer will be swimming in Saint-Bonaventure starting in the fall.
“It’s an honor to be named All-State knowing I’m named one of the best swimmers in Pennsylvania, which gives me confidence going into freshman year of college.” said Beyer. “I know I have a lot of work to do to compete with the other A10 teams. I’ve been busy with the track and all the graduation plans so I’ll reflect and improve over the summer to become more strong.
In Class 3A, his sophomore teammate Hugh Harrison also won several awards.
For the Dragon boys, Harrison repeated in the boys’ D10 3A 200 freestyle and won the 100 backstroke.
Breaking both school records, Harrison was named all-state in the 100 backstroke, finishing 10th at the PIAA 3A Meet at Bucknell University in late March. He was named All State Honorable Mention in the 200 IM with his 13th place finish in the PIAA.
“Being named All-State this year was a great accomplishment to complete my sophomore season,” said Harrison. “Being named All-State with two years left in high school gives me a lot to look forward to in the future. Now I’ve proven that I can hang out with the best in the state; it motivates me to want to be the best in the game. ‘state and gives me high expectations of myself.