Elk Lake pair take gold medals

Elk Lake’s Adam Phillips competes in the 100-yard butterfly. He won gold while setting a meet record in the event. STAFF PHOTO/BOB BAKER

BY JOBY FAWCETT

Times-Shamrock Writer

ElkLake’s Adam Phillips took a pair of gold medals and broke a pool and meet record in the 200 IM at the Lackawanna County Swimming and Diving Championships atScrantonHigh Schoolon Saturday.

In the 200 IM, Phillips broke the pool and meet record with a time of 1:59.62. It surpassed the mark of 2:01.26 set byAbingtonHeights’ Gabe Thran in 2010.

“That race felt so good,” said Phillips, who added a win in the 100 fly. “I hit the water and I felt like I was back at states.

“I just went after it.”

Phillips also took gold in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.74, about a second ahead of Scranton Prep’s Ryan Sebastianelli.

Warrior Abby Zdancewicz, in left lane, won the 500 freestyle race at the Lackawanna County Swimming Championships on Saturday with a time of 5:29.05. STAFF PHOTO/BOB BAKER

Elk Lake’s Abby Zdancewicz took home a first place finish on the girls’ side as she posted a 5:29.05 in the 500 freestyle.

Other top finishes for Elk Lake’s boys included Brad Grosvenor’s sixth in the 100 fly at 1:02.62 and the Warrior 400 free relay’s second place finish at 3:37.46 behind Scranton Prep at 3:37.07.

On the girls’ side, Elk Lake’s Zdancewicz also took a second place finish in the 200 free at 2:04.98 behind Scranton Prep’s Katie Voitik at 2:02.49.

TheElkLakegirls’ 400 free relay team took a fifth place finish on Saturday at 4:13.69 while Scranton Prep took first place at 3:54.28.