Corry junior sets PIAA record in 100 backstroke

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Corry Area High School junior Brent Benedict has set a record in the Class AA Boys 100 Backstroke at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Benedict won Saturday at Bucknell University in 48.69 seconds, erasing a record set by former Hershey star David Nolan, now a junior at Stanford University.

Other boys champions were West Allegheny’s Jarod Kehl in the 500 freestyle (4:28.80), Bloomsburg’s Noah Crawford in the 100 breaststroke (57.61) and Mars’ 400 freestyle relay team (3:12.57).

Girls champions were Adriana Grabski of Mifflinburg in the 100 freestyle (49.88), Allie Szekely of Gwynedd Mercy Academy in the 100 backstroke (54.55), Lauren Barber of Wilmington in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.05), Sydney Szopo of Upper Moreland in 1-meter diving (427.45) and the Malvern Villa Maria Academy 400 freestyle relay team (3:30.09).

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