Northern Lebanon's Ethan Gehenio
LITITZ - Northern Lebanon's Ethan Gehenio wanted gold, but settled for twice as much silver Tuesday night.

Gehenio led the way for Lebanon County, stroking his way to a pair of second-place finishes in the Lancaster-Lebanon League Boys' Swimming Championships at the Lititz Recreation Center. The Vikings' junior touched second in both the 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke.

Seeded fifth in the IM, Gehenio opened his two-event night by touching the wall in 2:00.88. Lancaster Catholic's Everett Albert captured the gold in 1:56.28.

"It felt good, I always go out stronger in the fly and back," said Gehenio, one of two boys to compete in varsity swimming at NL. "Breastroke's not really my strong suit, so I just tried to hang on during the breaststroke."

Gehenio, who practices at Lebanon Valley College, entered the 100 backstroke seeded first and looking to improve on his second-place performance from his sophomore year. Instead, Garden Spot's Andrew Schrantz stole the show, setting a record and repeating as the 100 back champion.

Schrantz clocked 51.70 to break Cedar Crest grad Cody Weik's 2007 league record of 51.88. Gehenio coasted to second in 53.36. He lost to Schrantz by .10 seconds a year ago.

Up next, Gehenio heads back to the District Three Class AA meet where he plans to compete in the IM and backstroke. Last season, Gehenio's season ended at the PIAA Class AA meet when he took fifth place in the 100 backstroke at Bucknell University.


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In team action Tuesday, Cedar Crest amassed 33 points to finish in sixth place in the standings. Manheim Township (114 points) captured the league title, followed by runner-up Hempfield (101) and third-place Warwick (73).

Head coach Beth Yocum's Falcons received a quintent of fifth-place ribbons, including from all three relays (200 medley, 200 free and 400 free). Individually, Daniel Neiswender clocked 22.99 for fifth in the evening's fastest race - the 50 freestyle. Alex Dishong added the final fifth in the butterfly, touching the pad at 55.55.

A pair of Annville-Cleona representatives also made a splash Tuesday in Adam Fox and Shane Kaylor. Fox placed seventh in the 100 back (59.

Cedar Crest's 200 yard freestyle relay
90), and Kaylor came in eighth in the 200 free (1:53.64).

SWIMMING
LANCASTER-LEBANON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
BOYS
TEAM RESULTS
1. Manheim Township 114; 2. Hempfield 101; 3. Warwick 73; 4. Conestoga Valley 45; 5. Lancaster Catholic 41; 6. Penn Manor 37; 7. Cedar Crest 33; 8. Cocalico 18; 9. Manheim Central 6; 10. McCaskey 3; 11. Lampeter-Strasburg 2.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
200 medley relay - 1. Manheim Township (T. Russell, C. Kurtz, A. Solscento, C. Kalinowski), 1:41.54; 2. Conestoga Valley, 1:41.65; 3. Hempfield, 1:44.57; 4. Warwick, 1:45.31; 5. Cedar Crest, 1:46.77; 6. Penn Manor, 1:51.27; 7. Lancaster Catholic, 1:52.85; 8. McCaskey, 1:53.51.
200 free - 1. D.

 Ross, MT, 1:43.18; 2. D. Atkinson, H, 1:46.09; 3. J. Mitchell, W, 1:46.87; 4. J. Zartman, W, 1:50.56; 5. Z. Miklos, LC, 1:50.56; 6. C. Lear, 1:52.17; 7. J. Eichelman, H, 1:53.57; 8. S. Kaylor, A-C, 1:53.64.
200 IM - 1. E. Albert, LC, 1:56.28; 2. E. Gehenio, NL, 2:00.88; 3. C. Haines, 2:03.25; 4. T. Clisham, GS, 2:03.79; 5. R. Stadel, Hemp., 2:03.80; 6. C. Kurtz, MT, 2:05.56; 7. N. Beard, W, 2:06.13; 8. M. Daniel, MC, 2:06.28.
50 free - 1. K. Kubicki, MT, 22.09; 2. K. Voulopos, Hempfield, 22.23; 3. C. Lindsley, PM, 22.24; 4. J. Reed, CV, 22.90; 5. D. Neiswender, CC, 22.99; 6. M. Hilt, Hempfield, 23.27; 7. R. Mitchell, W, 23.39; 8. T. Wells, PM, 23.40.
100 fly - 1. A. Schrantz, GS, 51.78; 2. K. Kubicki, MT, 53.95; 3. T. Wilson, CV, 54.40; 4. C. Kalinowski, MT, 55.09; 5. A. Dishong, CC, 55.55; 6. C. Alshouse, CV, 56.66; 7. C. Kurtz, MT, 56.79; 8. T. Buterbaugh, H, 57.66.
100 free - 1. E. Albert, LC, 47.90; 2. K. Voulopos, H, 48.33; 3. T. Russell, MT, 49.26; 4. T. Russell, MT, 49.26; 5. C. Haines, C, 49.45; 6. R. Mitchell, W, 49.85; 7. B. Hunter, H, 50.78; 8. D. Neiswender, CC, 50.81.
500 free - 1. D. Ross, MT, 4:45.37; 2. J. Mitchell, W, 4:48.76; 3. D. Atkinson, H, 4:53.53; 4. M. Daniel, MC, 4:57.46; 5. J. Zartman, W, 5:01.98; 6. C. Lear, H, 5:08.31; 7. Z. Bennett, H, 5:09.20; 8. Z. Miklos, LC, 5:10.58.
200 free relay - 1. Hempfield (K. Voulopos, B. Hunter, D. Atkinson, J. Eichelman), 1:30.73; 2. Manheim Township 1:31.07; 3. Penn Manor, 1:32.84; 4. Warwick, 1:33.48; 5. Cedar Crest, 1:33.77; 6. Cocalico, 1:34.35; 7. Lancaster Catholic, 1:34.43; 8. Lampeter-Strasburg, 1:36.67.
100 back - 1. A. Schrantz, GS, 51.70; 2. E. Gehenio, NL, 53.36; 3. T. Wilson, CV, 54.01; 4. T. Russell, MT, 56.07; 5. A. Switch, MT, 58.48; 6. J. Reed, CV, 59.04; 7. A. Fox, A-C, 59.90; 8. J. Lance, W, 1:00.17.
100 breast - 1. N. Beard, W, 1:02.80; 2. A. Sciscento, MT, 1:02.83; 3. R. Stadel, H, 1:03.04; 4. T. Clisham, GS, 1:03.35; 5. Z. Shelly, CV, 1:06.27; 6. J. Hranek, MT, 1:06.95; 7. C. Cicala, W, 1:06.98; 8. A. Howard, McC, 1:07.23.
400 free relay - 1. Hempfield (Voulopos, Hilt, Stadel, Atkinson), 3:17.15; 2. Manheim Township, 3:19.08; 3. Warwick, 3:20.54; 4. Lancaster Catholic, 3:25.81; 5. Cedar Crest, 3:27.79; 6. Penn Manor, 3:28.22; 7. Conestoga Valley, 3:29.71; 8. Cocalico, 3:29.95.