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Updated: April 22, 1998

 

       

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 1998 MVPs:

Steve Bohner
MOST OUTSTANDING
DIVER

 
Alissa Moser
MOST OUTSTANDING
FEMALE SWIMMER

 Dominick Szabo
MOST OUTSTANDING
MALE SWIMMER



 For a full list of team awards click here.

North Penn High swimmers make
many Top 16 National Age Group Reportable Times

Boys 15-16 Age Group

Jeremy Bergman (400 and 800 Free Relays, and 400 Medley Relay);
Chris Craig (400 and 800 Free Relays, and 400 Medley Relay);
Steve Fleming (100 Backstroke, 400 and 800 Free Relays, and 400 Medley Relay); Dominick Szabo (100 Breaststroke, 200 IM, 400 and 800 Free Relays, and 400 Medley Relay)

Boys 17-18 Age Group

Jeremy Bergman (200 Free Relay)
Chris Craig (200 Medley Relay)
Steve Fleming (200 Medley Relay)
Tim Kronstain (200 Free Relay)
Mike McPeak (200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay)
Stephen Pasquale (200 Free Relay)
Dominick Szabo (200 Medley Relay)

Click here to see the time standards

 

NORTH PENN BOYS
STATE CHAMPIONS AGAIN!

Gold medalist: Steve Bohner (broke state championship record!)
Silver medalists: 200 Medley Relay (
Steve Fleming, Dominick Szabo, Chris Craig, Mike McPeak) and the 200 Free Relay (Chris Craig, Steve Fleming, Dominick Szabo, Jeremy Bergman)
Bronze medalist:
Dominick Szabo, 100 Breaststroke
5th place:
Steve Fleming, 100 backstroke (broke team record and class record in the preliminaries) and 200 Free Relay (Mike McPeak, Stephen Pasquale, Tim Kronstain, Jeremy Bergman)
6th: place:
Chris Craig, 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle (broke class record)
9th place:
Dominick Szabo, 200 Individual Medley
11th place:
Jeremy Bergman, 100 Freestyle (broke class record)
17th place:
Tim Kronstain, 100 Breaststroke


NORTH PENN GIRLS RESULTS

8th place: 200 Free Relay (Alissa Moser, Ashley McNeill, Brittany Jernigan, Becky Naudasher)
10th place:
Alissa Moser, 100 Backstroke, and 200 Medley Relay (Alissa Moser, Ashley Jernigan, Katie O'Brien, Becky Naudasher)
16th place:
Nicole Seward, 500 Freestyle
17th place:
Becky Naudasher, 50 Freestyle

Click...
...to compare the boys top 12 seeds per event with the final
results,
...
to see all NP boys and girls preliminary and final times,
...and to see the 1998 NP medalists

 

North Penn swimmers in the news

 

NP boys win 10th district title in a row

They won five events, made two All-American Times, seven All-American Consideration Times, five Junior National Times, and set several records at the 1998 district championships


All-Americans: Dominick Szabo (100 Breast: 56.98); 200 Med. Relay (Fleming/Szabo/Craig/McPeak: 1:36.14). All-American Consideration: Jeremy Bergman (100 Free: 47.31 and 200 Free: 1:42.50); Chris Craig (500 Free: 4:41.47); Steve Fleming (100 Back: 52.35); Dominick Szabo (200 IM: 1:54.71); 200 Free Relay (McPeak/Pasquale/Kronstain/Bergman: 1:26.93); 400 Free Relay (Craig/Fleming/Szabo/Bergman: 3:12.15). Junior National: Dominick Szabo (100 Breast and 200 IM); Jeremy Bergman (200 Free); Steve Fleming (100 Back); Chris Craig (500 Free); 400 Free Relay (Craig/Fleming/Szabo/Bergman).
Pool Record (University of Pennsylvania): Dominick Szabo (100 Breast - record broken in a second place finish) District Championship Records: 200 Medley Relay (Fleming/Szabo/Craig/McPeak); and Dominick Szabo (100 Breast; record broken during a second place finish)
Team Record: Dominick Szabo (100 Breast) Split Record: Dominick Szabo (50 Breast: 25.83)
Class Records: Jeremy Bergman (100 Free and 200 Free); Chris Craig (500 Free); Steve Fleming (100 Back); Dominick Szabo (200 IM and 100 Breast) District Champions: 200 Medley Relay (Fleming/Szabo/Craig/McPeak); Jeremy Bergman (200 Free); Dominick Szabo (200 IM); 200 Free Relay (McPeak/Pasquale/Kronstain/Bergman); 400 Free Relay (Craig/Fleming/Szabo/Bergman).

Boy District Championship results


NP girls qualify all relays and three individuals for states

State qualifiers: 200 Medley Relay (Moser/A. Jernigan/O'Brien/Naudasher: 1:51.74); Becky Naudasher (50 Free: 25.09); 200 Free Relay (L. Jernigan/B. Jernigan/Paul/Naudasher: 1:41.37); Nicole Seward (500 Free: 5:14.46); Alissa Moser (100 Back: 1:00.00); 400 Free Relay (Moser/Seward/B. Jernigan/L.Jernigan: 3:40.45)


Steve Bohner wins district diving with record score!

Coming back from his injury, Steve Bohner broke an 18 year-old meet record with a new high of 570.95, and won the District I. Championship convincingly. Ryan Hollenbach scored 278.85 and placed 13th; Joel Nelson did 163.60 and finished 18th. Dan Bishop was right behind him with a score of 160.85. He placed 19th. In the girls competition, freshman Lauren Dorn just missed the cut for the top 12, while Kristen Zeblium finished 16th.


NP boys dominate the League Championship
by setting ten (six pool and four league) records


Dominick Szabo broke two pool records (200 IM & 100 Breast) and was part of two pool and league record breaking relays; Steve Fleming broke the 100 Back league and pool records and swam for the same ralays; Jeremy Bergman rewrote the 100 Free league record and was a member of the record breaking 200 and 400 Freestyle relays. Other members of the victorious record breaking relays were Chris Craig (200 Medley and 400 Free), Mike McPeak (200 Medley and 200 Free), and Tim Kronstain and Steve Pasquale (both 200 Free Relay).

Click here for a listing of the top six finishers in each event.


167 consecutive wins : North Penn boys own the longest winning streak in Pennsylvania

The 1997-98 season ended the streaks of two other PA power houses. In January, the North Allegheny girls lost to Bethel Park after 111, and Erie McDowell's boys to Hampton after 67 consecutive wins.


Records fall as the North Penn boys beat Souderton 125 - 61

The following team and individual records were broken: 200 Medley Relay (Fleming/Szabo/Craig/McPeak 1:38.88), pool and league dual meet record; Jeremy Bergman, 100 Free (48.38), league dual meet record and ties pool record; Dominick Szabo, 100 Breast (59.41), sophomore class record and league dual meet record. Bob Molettiere of Souderton, 50 Free (21.50) and the 100 Back (52.01), both pool records. Although no records were broken, the North Penn girls posted a decisive win, too (115 - 71).

Click to find out about the individual boys and girls performances.


Steve Bohner injured in a car accident

Thanks to his seat belt and his properly functioning air bag, he escaped serious injury. Steve suffered bruises only, and he should be fine for districts and states.


NP swimmers made a junior national cut, broke many records, and posted good times at the Suburban Acquatic League Championships.

Dominick Szabo
made the junior national cut in the 100 breaststroke by more than a second, and broke two meet records (breast: 58.40 and IM: 1:58.38). Other records were broken by Jeremy Bergman (100 free 47.81, and 200 free: 1:45.87), Steve Fleming (100 back: 53.68)) and the 200 Medley Relay (Fleming/Szabo/Craig/Bergman: 1:38.69). Stephen Pasquale had strong swims with personal bests in the 50 free (22.58) and the 100 free (50.80).


NP Boys - Abington 135 - 51; NP Girls - Abington 109 - 77

Dan Glancy
(fly), Jeremy Bergman (back), and Steve Phillabaum (breast) qualify for Districts.
Check out the individual times under "meet results" on the
main page


Boys beat Bensalem 137 - 49, while the Girls win 126 - 60

Jason Geddes
(100 free), Dan Bishop (diving), and Doug Phillabaum (IM) qualify for Districts
Check out the individual times on the main page under
meet results


 

Out of 5,500 high schools,
the North Penn Boys are

Fifth in the nation!

The North Penn High School Boys Swim Team finished 5th in the country in the 1996-97 season in a nationwide evaluation of public high schools based on power points. The system has been developed to compare the strength and depth of high schools on a national level. In a listing that includes data from both public and private schools with swimming programs, North Penn is ranked 12th in the United States. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, there were 219,409 student athletes participating in high school swimming and diving during the 1996-1997 school year. These students represent over 5,500 high schools throughout the United States.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has story on
Dominick Szabo

The January 28 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer carried a story on Dominick Szabo, touching on his stroke, future plans as well as his ex-North Penn swimmer brothers Ago and Sylvo. The article has quotes from Coach Bartle, discusses past rivalries between the brothers, mentions Dominick's high school performance, and his last year's
No. 1 YMCA standing in the nation in the 14&U 100 breaststroke.


Steve Bohner breaks
his own pool record,
Dominick Szabo goes under 2 minutes in the 200 IM against C.B. East

There were many good times and more swimmers qualified for districts, among them Ashley McNeil, Chris Craig, Jonathan Faikish, Justin Fanslau, and Chris Houchins.
Boys win 129 - 56; Girls win 114 - 72


Steve Fleming, Steve Bohner, Nicole Seward, and Becky Naudasher
had outstanding performances against Council Rock
Boys win 127 - 59; Girls win 113 - 73


It's 160!
Boys keep dual meet winning streak alive against Emmaus!

Dominick Szabo
breaks a minute in the 100 breaststroke, sets Emmaus pool and NP class record!

According to program founder and first NP swimming coach Rick Carroll, Dominick's time of 59.69, is the first sub-minute in season breaststroke time in North Penn's history. Steve Fleming broke his own backstroke class record, Steve Bohner (diving), Chris Craig (500 free) and the medley relay (Fleming, Szabo, Craig, McPeak) set pool records. Jeremy Bergman won the 100 free with an impressive personal best performance, and many others swam a lifetime best during the closest dual meet this season. Both the boys and girls made several district qualifying times.

NP
Boys - Emmaus 108 - 78; Emmaus - NP Girls 103 - 83 Click here for the new boys' class records


Steve Bohner
breaks pool record!

With an outstanding performance, Bohner broke Gassman's 1979 record.
NP
Boys - Pennridge 130 - 50; NP Girls - Pennridge 139 - 44




North Penn wins both the boys and girls competition at Wilson Relays

The North Penn boys broke two records, one of them by more then three seconds, and won ahead of Wilson and Parkland. The girls edged the same two teams for the first place. Click boys and/or girls for the top three finishers in each event.

Girls beat Norristown 147 - 38

While the boys meet was canceled, the girls had a chance to try new lineups, and the meet produced some personal bests. Individual performances




Boys and girls win easily over Neshaminy

Although swimming not in their strongest events, some swimmers still made district qualifying times. They are: Alissa Moser, (500 Free), Becky Naudasher, (100 Breast); Nicole Seward (200 Free); and Dominick Szabo (100 Free). Check out the score board for both boys and girls.


Chris Craig
is The Reporter's athlete of the week

The December 25 issue of The Reporter featured North Penn's Chris Craig in its Athlete of the Week section. The article points out that his hard and dedicated training habits have helped him to excel. Craig is looking to compete at the state championships in the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle.


NP boys and girls sweep Upper Dublin
Dominick Szabo returns with a lifetime best split in the medley relay after missing six weeks with a back injury

The NP boys and girls easily won over their long time rival 133 - 53 and 127 - 59 respectively. Dominick Szabo, who missed six weeks with a fracture in his lower back, was allowed to return to practice on the 19th of December. He swam the breaststroke leg of the medley relay against Upper Dublin swimming a lifetime best split. Jeremy Bergman swam season's best in the 50 yard freestyle. Check out the details about the boys and girls individual performances.




NP wins over Pennsbury

Boys results: 131 - 55; Girls: 112 - 74
Some of the better times: Nicole Seward did a 1:03.44, Katie O'Brien a 1:03.89, and Fleming a 56.81 in the fly; Schillow swam 57.42 in the backstroke; and Craig did a 1:47.62 in the 200 freestyle. Check meet results for all individual times.

Our first yearbook

...the 1995-96 Knights & Maidens Swimming Almanac is available for $20. Second copies may be obtained for $15. The 24 page publication features articles, newspaper clippings, statistics, and tabulation of records going back as far as 1974. The Almanac is richly illustrated with 93 black and white photographs. Click here to order your copy.


Strong NP showing
at Parkland's Annual Quad Meet -

Steve Fleming

brakes a class record

Our swimmers achieved some of the best times in the season so far, and came off with a number of 1st and 2nd places.
In boys action Steve Bohner won the diving, Chris Craig the 500 freestyle event. Steve Fleming had two lifetime best performances in the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke, Jim Glancy similarly improved in the 100 butterfly, while Jeremy Bergman came within two hundredth of a second of his best tapered time in the 100 freestyle and made season's best in the 200 freestyle. In the girls' competition Becky Naudasher, Alissa Moser, Ashley Jernigan, Katie O'Brien and the 200 Medley Relay won first places for the Maidens.


North Penn sweeps Pennsbury Relays, sets three records

The 200 Mixed Relay, Steve Bohner, and Ryan Hollenbach set the marks. Click here for details.


Chris Craig is the 1997 Golden Jock Champion

Check out the time trial's results and records


Alissa Moser
subject of story

The December 18 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer introduces North Penn senior girl swimmer Alissa Moser a two time district champion (100 Back and 200 Free). She is the daughter of Bill Moser, a two time district (100 Breast and 200 Medley Relay) and a one-time state champion (400 Free Relay) for North Penn in 1974 and 1975 respectively.


Boys get part time assistant

Three-time state champion and All-American relay team member Eric Umlauf is now helping boys' head coach William Bartle on a part time basis.


Steve Bohner
is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

The December 11 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer carries a feature article about the best diver in the history of North Penn swimming and diving. The story talks about his past achievements, mistakes, and future goals, and is complete with quotes from his coach Myrl Zawoiski and his team mate and good friend Dan Bishop.


Girls assistant coach

Don Walsh, former NP pool record holder in the 100 yard backstroke, PIAA silver medalist and All-American with Ago Szabo, Joel Gilbert and Andrew Serang in the 200 medley relay, is now assisting girls head coach Denise Geunes.


All-Americans

Several members of the 1996-97 North Penn swim team and water polo team were selected All-American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America. For information on who were selected and how they placed, look up the swimming honor and water polo honor departments.


NP boys and girls beat Methacton

Look up the boys individual performances


Three swimmers quit, one hurt

Bill Baldwin, Chris McKelvy,
and Matt Mizialko quit the North Penn boys swim team early this season. Only McKelvy will stay in touch with the sport as manager for the girls swim team. Derek Meyerson fell on ice and suffered cuts and bruises, which kept him out of the water for over two weeks.


NP boys and girls triumph over William Tennent

Boys win 121 - 65, Girls 130 - 56
Check out the results on the
main page


NP Girls 2nd,
boys 3rd at the
Pennsylvania Water Polo State Championships

Although in the closest title game ever, once again, the Cumberland Valley girls beat North Penn in the finals of the Pennsylvania State Championship. In boys action, Governor Mifflin beat Wilson for the title, and North Penn won over arch rival Wissahickon for a third place finish.

Click here for a full account of the championships


North Penn boys and girls beat C.B. West

Ryan McGrath
and Matt Gibson make district times. Go to "swimming" on main page for detailed results.


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