Two days after Octorara alum and Cal Berkeley Freshman Cierra Runge broke the NCAA Record in the women’s 500 free with a time of 4:31.90, beating the previous record set last year by over .63 of a second, here comes news of two more Octorara girls making a splash and winning races in the pool.
And I didn’t even know Octorara had a swim team!
This excerpt about Madison and Amanda Oster’s performance at District 1 Class AA Championships this week including Amanda’s come-from-behind win in the same 500M free event in which Cierra set the NCAA Record is from GametimePA.com:
Octorara’s girls swim team is not like your normal high school squad. For starters they only have two swimmers. On top of that, the team holds a very unique and special bond. They are all related.
The team is made up of Madison Oster, and her sister Amanda, and they are coached by their mother Amy Oster.
On Friday afternoon, Amanda and Madison swam in the District 1 Class AA Championships. Amanda took 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Madison pulled off an enormous upset, taking first place in the 500 freestyle.
“I tried to stay with the lead throughout the race,’ Madison said. “At the end I just gave it all I had.’
The full article on Madison and Amada’s performance at District 1 Class AA Championships is on GametimePA.com is here.
More on Cierra Runge’s record breaking swim in the video below and on SwimSwam.com here.
Top photo courtesy of SwimSwam.com.