J-D/CBA, F-M swimmers win opening meets

Many different times, the Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA and Fayetteville-Manlius boys swim teams were supposed to open the season before it actually did.

Snow, however, kept the Red Rams from facing Mexico or Fulton, while the Hornets saw potential meets against West Genesee and Liverpool moved.

When they finally did start last week, though, both would win. J-D/CBA emerged Tuesday with a 98-81 victory over Weedsport and, 24 hours later, the Hornets smashed past Nottingham 104-77.

For the Rams, Eric Jorgensen and Cole Speidel each won a pair of individual races. Jorgensen tore through the 100 freestyle in 49.69 seconds and beat teammate Josh Lacey, 1:51.24 to 1:53.75, in a fast 200 freestyle.

As for Speidel, he worked his way to first place in the 100 butterfly in 58.42 seconds and needed 2:12.14 to prevail in the 200 individual medley, while Lacey emerged to win the 500 freestyle in a quick time of 5:03.57.

Garrett Farchione won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.99, while Zach Shaw gained first place in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.35. Tom Hays prevailed in diving by earning 174.45 points.

Then it was F-M's turn, against the Nottingham side with which it shares pool time. And it began with Jack Robinson, Kevin Koh, Ryan Kelley and Will Twichell tearing through the 200 medley relay in 1:43.46, setting the tone for the rest of the meet.

Koh edged Luke Oliverio, 23.11 seconds to 23.27, in the 50 freestyle and went on to dominate the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.34 seconds. Oliverio would rebound to win the 100 freestyle in 53.40 seconds.

As for Robinson, he held off Kelley to take first in the 200 IM in 2:07.38 and, later in the meet, took 57.01 seconds to earn first place in the 100 backstroke. Kelley dominated his specialty, the 100 breaststroke, winning in 1:03.27.

Zach Swanson also won twice, needing 2:01.80 to prevail in the 200 freestyle and taking the 500 freestyle in 5:26.56. Matt Beach earned first place in diving with 166.75 points.

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