MHS Swimmers and Wrestlers Head to Districts
Members of Milton Hershey School’s varsity wrestling and swim teams have qualified for district competition.
With a regular season record of 8-4, the MHS wrestling team started postseason competition with the sectional tournament over Presidents Day weekend. The team finished 10th with three MHS wrestlers qualifying for the District 3 Class 3A wrestling tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey on Feb. 22-24. Wrestlers who qualified for districts include seniors Adrian Rosario and Dylan Byrd and junior Darius Briggs. Prior to districts Adrian’s record stood at 24-5, Dylan’s record was 22-2, and Darius had a record of 19-6. Dylan led the team with a total of 20 pins during the season.
“We improved steadily since day one of the season,” said MHS head wrestling coach Jason Foor. “It was exciting to see how much our wrestlers’ hard work paid off and I look forward to how they’ll continue to grow in the seasons ahead.”
One individual swimmer and two relay teams qualified for the District 3 swimming championships on March 2 and March 3 at Cumberland Valley High School after competing in the Mid-Penn Plunge swim meet on Feb. 17 at Northern High School in Dillsburg.
Senior Francis Ragsdale qualified for districts by winning the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:10.60— a nearly six-second improvement over his personal best. The girls’ 400 freestyle relay team comprised of seniors Celeste Bobro, Gameal Jean-Francois, junior Aryanna Fink, and freshman Charity Brueland and boys’ 200 medley relay team comprised of seniors Francis Ragsdale and Luis Guyton-Acevedo, junior Chase Bailey, and sophomore Jordan Urban also earned spots to compete in districts.
“This year, the swim team made accomplishments both in their record and technique,” MHS head swim coach Heather Dougherty said. “The hard work and dedication of our swimmers made this a very successful year for us. The leadership of senior captains Celeste Bobro and Francis Lopez kept the team focused and improving each meet.”
Congratulations to these MHS student-athletes and best of luck at districts!