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ERIE — A sweep at Prep-Villa on Monday night didn’t stop the Dragons’ record-breaking night in the pool.

Warren’s eldest, Katie Beyer, broke the school record by winning the 100-yard backstroke in 58.18 seconds. Elin Smith held the WAHS record at 59.83 since 2013.

For the Dragon boys, second student Hugh Harrison broke a 2014 record by Logan Gearhart. Harrison’s 53.27 to win the 100-yard backstroke beat Gearhart’s previous 54.24.

Despite Prep winning 125-52 in the boys’ game and Villa Maria winning 114-71 in the girls’ game, Warren coach Russ Beyer said: “The schedule worked well.”

As the playoffs approach, Beyer said last week’s meeting at McDowell and Monday’s meeting at Prep-Villa were “good times to go.

“We kind of prepped the kids who were about to (qualify for districts) to get their last-minute slight discount,” he said. “We worked all year for these types of moments and they answered the call.”

In addition to school records, Coach Beyer said Graham Carr qualified for the districts in the 50 and 100 freestyle and Brody Alexander in the 100 breaststroke. For the Lady Dragons, Sam Caudill qualified for the D10 competition in the 200m freestyle, Eliza Brook in the 100m backstroke and Katie Krogler in the 500m freestyle in just her third swim.

Warren’s Katie Madigan also left Erie with a record – the pool diving record at the Hagerty Family Events Center.

Madigan took first place with a diving score of 280.7, breaking the Prep-Villa pool record by more than 30 points. Izzy Heacox took third place with a score of 168.45. Alexia Bowers had her best night on the board with a score of 133.55.

“We are ramping things up this week as we get closer to the districts,” said Warren’s diving coach Matt Madigan. “We have a senior night on Wednesday against Meadville, Brookville on Thursday and the McDowell Invitational on Saturday. The girls work really hard and get better every day. We look good, but there’s still a little meat on the bone.

Warren’s first places at Villa included Beyer in the 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay team consisting of Sophie Olson, Summer Lucks, Beyer and Kirsten Johnson; and in Prep, Derek Hahn in the 100 butterfly and Hugh Harrison in the 200 freestyle.

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