Shawnee Renegades Girls Swim Team improves record to 7-0 this season


Emma Hare, Ava Nugent, Darrah Shuff, Diana DeMarco, Emily Andryca, Kalena Gatesman, Allie Sullivan, and Beth Strachan.

The Shawnee Renegades Girls Swim Team defeated their longtime rival Cherokee Chiefs on Tuesday, January 23 with a score of 94 – 76. This leaves the girls with a 7-0 record so far this season. Senior Darrah Shuff, Freshmen Alaina Allbaugh-Heinz, and Ellie Walsh were able to secure 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the 500 Freestyle, sweeping the event. Close events ended in touch-out swims by senior Emily Andryca (200 IM) and senior Kalena Gatesman (100 breaststroke), both scoring key points for the team. With a tight score going into the final relay, Coach Meg Warren gathered the girls in a team huddle to remind them that “pain is temporary, but glory is forever.” With great swims across the board, the Renegades were able to secure a solid lead against the Chiefs. After the meet, senior captain Allie Sullivan was quoted as saying “[she’s] so proud of our team, and [she] will always believe in these girls!” The team will continue their season with a meet against the Seneca Golden Eagles on Saturday, January 28, where they will honor their senior swimmers. Followed by their final regular season face-off against the Rancocas Valley Red Devils on Friday, February 3rd. Hopefully, the team can keep up this momentum as their regular season comes to a close and they prepare for playoffs!