The Germantown Academy – Peddie dual meet, especially on the boys’ side, could be aptly termed a “futures” meet of sorts. Both squads attract many swimmers from around New England and in turn produce even more college stars. This is one of the most entertaining (and fastest) rivalries in the country.
Last week, the Peddie School men topped Germantown 94-76, and the Germantown women bested Peddie 111-59. With this victory, the Peddie men put themselves back into the winners column after Germantown snapped a long streak last season.
Keeping in mind that this is a Junary meet, the times are unbelievably fast. Take the men’s 500 free, for example, where Florida commit Arthur Frayler took the win in 4:29.18. The runner-up was Bryan Draganosky in 4:30.71. He is a Louisville commit and a fast-rising distance swimmer on the national scene, and in 3rd was future Tennessee Volunteer Ryan Signorin in 4:32.08. Seniors really dominated the race, with Navy commit Thomas Duvall placing 4th for Peddie in 4:33.95. It says a lot about an in-season high school dual meet when a 4:33 only takes 4th.
Duvall would upset Frayler in the shorter 200 free 1:41.06-1:41.33.
Among other outstanding swims in the meet was a 57.74 from Forrest Davis of Peddie in the 100 breaststroke, ahead of Draganosky’s 59.00.
On the women’s side, Germantown sophomore Meagan Dollard topped the women’s 100 free in 51.96, with freshman Shannon McKernan taking 2nd in 52.74. They teamed up with another freshman (Madison Visco) and nationally-recognized junior Rachel Zilinskas to win the 400 free relay in 3:31.48. That’s averaging 52.87’s, which is blazing for an in-season dual.