For the second consecutive year, Chartiers Valley's Drew Damich swept the WPIAL gold medals in the distance freestyle events. And he did it in similar fashion, with blistering speeds and by out-touching rival Jarod Kehl of West Allegheny. Damich won the 2014 WPIAL distance freestyle events in the 200 and 500 with times of 1:42.51 and 4:36.96.
"Everything went great," Damich said of his WPIAL performance this year. "I did just what I needed to do."
As a freshman competing in Class AAA, Damich posted WPIAL times of 1:45.65 and 4:48.63 in the 200 and 500 freestyle. He shaved seconds off those times as a sophomore with his gold-medal swims of 1:43.30 and 4:40.87.