LEWISBURG — All six of the Lancaster County boys who swam in the morning preliminaries will be back at Bucknell on Saturday night.
Three boys will swim for gold — Manheim Township's Charlie Gingrich and Rob Perot and Hempfield's Andre Fissella — and three more will compete in consolations — Conestoga Valley's Nick Lynam, Warwick's Olly Lance and Cedar Crest's Logan Smith — on the final day of the PIAA Class 3A swimming and diving championships at Kinney Natatorium.
After the morning preliminary heats, the top eight swimmers advance to the finals in each event, while the swimmers finishing ninth to 16th claims spots in the consolations.
Gingrich opened the competition with a drop of 0.74 seconds in the 100 freestyle, finishing in 45.61, good enough for the last spot in the final. He finished just 0.01 seconds behind Oxford's Michael Fazio for the seventh seed.
The medal will be Gingrich's second in as many days, joining the bronze he won in the 50 freestyle on Friday.
Perot and Lynam followed in separate heats of the 500 freestyle, with Perot dropping an impressive 5.15 seconds from his seed time. Finishing in 4:36.51, the senior earned the eighth seed in the finals.
Lynam saw his time go up to 4:37.37, but the finish was still good enough to earn him the top seed in the consolation. The senior, who won a fifth-place medal in the 200 freestyle on Friday, finished ninth in the 500 freestyle last year.
Swimming a personal best 51.27, Lance grabbed the fourth spot in the consolation final of the 100 backstroke.
The morning's final individual event posed a rematch of both the Lancaster-Lebanon League and District Three championships as Hempfield's Andre Fissella and Cedar Crest's Logan smith swam against each other in the third heat.
While Smith took gold at the previous two meets, Fissella got the edge on Saturday, clocking in at 57.37 and earning eighth place. Smith finished ninth with a time of 57.41 and will swim in the event's consolation final.
The Class 3A boys finals and consolation finals are scheduled to start at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday. For updates, follow @dianapugs on Twitter.