LEWISBURG - Sarah Kaneshiki and Danielle Parowski went out on high notes as the 2010-2011 high school swim season came to a close Saturday at the PIAA state championships at Bucknell University.
Competing in the Class AAA field, Altoona's Parowski made all-state honors by finishing eighth in the 100 freestyle in 52.17, while Hollidaysburg's Kanehshiki set a school record with a 15th-place finish in the 500 freestyle in 5:04.69.
I was real happy with her performance all weekend," Altoona coach Andy Smearman said of his junior. "She was a little disappointed because she wanted to go faster, but to get all-state honors in two events, that is a huge accomplishment."
Parowski, who turned in a 51.83 in the preliminaries Saturday morning, finished eighth on Friday in the 200 freestyle.
Kaneshiki, a senior, went 5:07.00 in the morning preliminaries, then improved her time by more than 3 seconds.
"The last 100 [yards] was a 59.0," Hollidaysburg coach Deb Solomon said. "I was so happy for her that her last high school swim she was just so phenomenal. Her morning swim was one of her best in her high school career."
Altoona's Alex Cummings competed in the 100 breaststroke. He finished 30th in 1:00.23.
"To come down here and get to experience the state meet like he did was a huge accomplishment. We are very proud of him," Smearman said of his senior.
Hollidaysburg freshman Mace Long, competing in his second event this weekend, swam in the 100 backstroke on Saturday and took 28th in 54.99. He finished in the 100 butterfly on Friday.
"This was a good experience for him," Solomon said. "He was a little disappointed with his time, but he was one of only three freshmen down here. He has room to grow for the future."