Oakland Catholic sophomore Peyton Kondis won a silver medal in her WPIAL debut a year ago in the 100-yard breaststroke. This year at the WPIAL Class AAA championships, Kondis settled for fifth place. The fall from second to fifth was hardly a matter of a sophomore slump, in fact Kondis showed tremendous improvement from her ninth grade year to her sophomore campaign. It was simply the cruel fate of swimming in arguably the state's fastest district and one of the country's fastest districts.
Kondis improved on her freshman WPIAL time in the 100 breaststroke of 1:04.93 with a 1:04.42. Things went much better for Kondis in the 200 individual medley where she improved on her time and her position. The Oakland sophomore shaved nearly five seconds off her 2013 WPIAL time of 2:11.94, with a swim of 2:07.05 that was good enough for fourth place. Kondis qualified for the PIAA championships in both of her individual events.