On This Date: March 14, 2008
March 14, 2008 — Marian’s Kristen Shickora captures a gold medal in the 50 freestyle at the PIAA state championships at Bucknell University. The senior, who gains her fifth state gold with the victory, finishes in a time of 23.33 — just .16 off the state record. Panther Valley’s Allysa Vavra earns a pair of medals, taking second in the 200 IM and combining with three teammates for a third in the 200 medley relay. Vavra swims a 2:04.08 in the individual race, while she joins with Sami Vavra, Alexia Follweiler and Karoline Vavra to record a 1:51.88 in the relay.