By Rachel Costantini
Lehigh Valley Live recently named the 2016 all-area swim team for boys and girls. This award was both AA and AAA schools throughout the area. Many Salisbury swimmers received this recognition. The all-area swim team is comprised of the best swimmers throughout the area. This recognition is determined by each swimmer’s performance at districts and states.
On the girls side, freshman Sarah Bobeck was named third team for 100 freestyle. She was the only girl to make it to the podium and medal individually at districts. The girls 200 free relay team placed second at districts. The members of the relay team, besides, Sarah Bobeck, were all awarded with this success. Therefore, Rachel Costantini, Kaleigh Bobeck, and Brooke Rogers were all listed as honorable mention for their success in their relay at districts.
The boys team also had members named to the all-area team. Mahlon Reihman was first team for the 200 freestyle for his district and state gold medals. Daniel Bonge was named as second team for the 100 butterfly. Tyler Keller was also named as second team for diving. The boys also had success in a relay at districts. They won gold in the 400 free relay, so the rest of that relay team, Ben Weiner and Tim Sechler-Stone, were also awarded with honorable mention recognition.
First team, however, was not the only award Mahlon Reihman received. He was named as Lehigh Valley Live’s Boys swimmer of the year. Reihman had incredible success this season and these awards followed his district and state gold medals in both of his events. At states, he was also awarded as swimmer of the meet, so he definitely deserved this award.