Scrantop Prep swimmers
Mia Nonnenberg has a new school record of 1:54.4 seconds in the 200 freestyle. A 2:07.56 seconds in the 200 IM (also a new school record-and would be a new District 2 record is swam at District 2 meet), and a 5:04.8 seconds in the 500 free also a new school record. Her teammate Rebekah Campo recently set two new pool records at a meet in Hazleton in the 100 breast stroke and part of the 200 free relay team at Scranton Prep.
Rebekah Campo is finally a senior for the Scranton Prep swimming team. At states a year ago she finished 6th in the 50 free and 2nd in the 100 butterfly. She’s narrowed her choice of colleges down to 13 a lucky number for Campo who continues to set pool records at home and away meets.
“We are definitely putting in a lot more hard work. As a freshman it was I’m so nervous. I hope I get my best time. I don’t want to come in last. Now as a senior I know I’ve worked hard. I’m doing my best. I’m definitely going in with a more positive less anxious attitude. I hope I don’t come in last.” said Rebekah Campo.
“She’s a good egg to have and she gives our relays a lot of power and of course she’s an individual player at the state level and we hope that she can be back there in one of the top 3 spots again.” said Joe Thier-Scranton Prep swim coach.
Joe Thier also has another ace in his hand in sophomore Mia Nonnenberg already with 3 new school records in the 200IM, the 200 free, and her speciality the 500 free.
“Yes she’s grown a little. She’s matured a little. She put on a little bit more strength and certainly she’s one kid that hasn’t missed a practice since i’ve seen her thru age group and her year at high school.” again said Joe.
“The freshman year kind of got out of the way. You put all this hard work in. Joe talked about getting a little stronger-a little bigger-here you must be thrilled and amazed at the times your putting up as a sophomore now? Oh yes it’s amazing just being with the whole thing with the team. Everyone being there rooting us all on. Definitely long distance is my main event and free style mostly, and the IM(Individual medley) is definitely one of my stronger events.” said Mia Nonnenberg.
Throw in Telincho, Voitek, and Whyte-Prep has speed at the top with Campo and power from Nonnenberg. A good recipe for success. Tuesday Scranton Prep defeated Valley View in a WVC cross meet.