Nov 08, 2009 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Once again, the Skaneateles girls swim team found itself atop of the pack when all the scores were added up at last Friday’s Section III Class C championship meet.
With a total of 319.5 points, the Lakers edged past Lowville, who took second with 311.5 points. Thousand Islands was third (238 points) and Holland Patent (220 points) fourth.
The Class C issue was in doubt until the last event, the 400 freestyle relay. There, Sarah Sawyer, Holly Ross, Nikki Cole and Rachael DeWitt got together and, with a time of 4:01.70, beat Lowville (4:04.75) by more than three seconds to prevail.
The Lakers’ sectional work got off to a terrific start when Kaela Fiutak went out and took fourth place in the diving competition, first among Class C divers.
Amid stars from all the leagues, Fiutak posted 347.50 points, beating most of the field. Imani Williams (Westhill/Corcoran) won with 405.60 points, with Amy Bright (Fayetteville-Manilus) second and Emily Deck (Whitesboro) in third. Among the Class C field, Kelly Dove was sixth with 196.35 points.
Then, in the swimming events, DeWitt worked her way to second in the 200 individual medley in 2:27.85, just before Cole did the same in the 50 freestyle, claiming second (26.19 seconds) behind Lowville’s Ashley Panowicz (26.09 seconds).
DeWitt also was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:38.17, just behind Manlius Pebble-Hill’s Lisle Anderson (5:36.83), and helped the Lakers get second in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:50.68 behind Lowville (1:49.84).
Sawyer worked her way to fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:10.88) and 200 freestyle (2:14.65), with Brigid Clary sixth in the 200 IM (2:37.52) behind DeWitt and sixth in the 100 backstroke (1:13.11), too. Paige Williams was fourth (1:17.97) in the 100 breaststroke.