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Swimming: South Feature Athlete - Upper St. Clair's Carly Olsakovsky

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Carly Olsakovsky
High School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 12
Sport: Swimming

Background: A sprint freestyle specialist, Upper St. Clair senior Carly Olsakovsky proved this year you can teach and older swimmer new tricks. A WPIAL qualifier in the 50 and 100 freestyle last season, Olsakovsky has worked hard on her butterfly this year and that has helped Upper St. Clair's 200 medley relay. She finished 16th and 14th in the 50 and 100 freestyle respectively last year at WPIALs. This season she has the 14th fastest time reported in the state in the 50 freestyle (24.71), 15th fastest time in the 100 freestyle (53.50) and 19th fastest time in the 100 butterfly (59.42). The Upper St. Clair senior won the 100 butterfly with that time of 59.42 in a dual meet against Chartiers Valley.

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Alumni Update - Melissa Puskar (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Bethany, WV - The Chatham University Swimming and Diving team went on the road to Bethany CollegePuskar Chatham to face the Bison and St. Vincent College in a PAC tri meet.

 

The Cougars would defeat Bethany by a score of 177-72 and fall to St. Vincent 185-102.


Junior Melissa Puskar, an Upper St. Clair graduate, led the way for the Cougars in finishing 2nd in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:07.88.

 

(photo courtesy of Chatham University)

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Swimming: South Feature Athlete - Abby Matheny, Upper St. Clair

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Abby Matheny
High School: Upper St. Clair
Grade: 9
Sport: Swimming

Background: It only took a few meets into her high school swimming career for Upper St. Clair freshman Abby Matheny to establish herself as one of the top all-around freestylers in the region. Matheny can swim sprint, mid-distance and long-distance freestyle. Whatever distance she chooses to swim at WPIALs, 50, 100, 200 or 500, Matheny will be a title contender. In a dual meet against Peters Township she won the 100 freestyle (54.29) and against Chartiers Valley she won the 200 IM (2:14.21).

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Swimming: Upper St. Clair boys are threat to win WPIAL title

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Upper St. Clair boys swimming team.

"The class of 2015 on the Upper St. Clair boys swimming and diving team has a chance to be one of the best classes in WPIAL history.

The class features five returning PIAA qualifiers: Ryan Dudzinski, Tomos Williams, Fynn Minuth, Patrick Lersch and Jake Johnsen.

They were part of relays that own all three WPIAL records: 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle.

Dudzinski is a WPIAL record holder in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and state record holder in the 100 butterfly."