Friday, March 1, 2013

BOYS SWIMMING: Upper Perk sweeps relays, wins 2nd straight District title

Mercury file photo Upper Perkiomen’s Kyle Himmelwright helped the Tribe win their second straight District 1 Class AA team title on Friday.

By Steve Moore

PHILADELPHIA — Three Men and a Baby. A mediocre 80s movie? Sure.
But it also could be a perfect nickname for Upper Perkiomen’s 400 freestyle relay team.
“It’s definitely a lot of fun,” said the “baby” of the group, freshman Hunter Peck. “It’s a really big honor to swim with these seniors.”
Just then, high in the bleachers of La Salle’s Kirk Pool, a search party went out for one of the three “men” in the group: senior Mason Cassel.
“Whose turn was it to babysit Mason?” Peck asked.
“Not mine, I thought you had him,” said senior Jason Mercando.
Cassel was eventually found, and senior Kyle Himmelwright completed the quartet as they gathered together to talk about what they had just accomplished: Completing a clean relay sweep in the District 1 Class AA Championships.

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