by Laura Monico, social media editor
Saegertown junior Ben Crowl has clinched his spot for the 2018 District 10 championships at the SPIRE Institute. Crowl, who swims for the Meadville Bulldogs, will compete in four events starting this Friday March 2.
Crowl has qualified for the 200 IM, Medley relay, 100 m breaststroke, and the 400 m free relay. He qualified for the 200 IM with a time of 2:25:34 and the 100 m breaststroke with a time of 1:12:29. For the two individual events in which he qualified, Crowl’s time was a personal best. “I am a lot better than last year. I started lifting weights and swimming over the summer to better prepare for this season,” Crowl said. For this weekend, he hopes to “swim fast and set new personal records.”
Districts begins this Friday and Crowl will be competing in the 200 IM and the medley relay. He will race in the 100 M breaststroke and the 400 M free relay on Saturday. Crowl feels like he is prepared for this weekend. “My coaches have been a huge influence on my swimming abilities this past season,” he said.