Feb 12, 2010 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
With lots of depth on hand, the Liverpool boys swim team would claim a third-place finish during last Thursday’s Section III Class A championship meet at Nottingham High School.
Overall, the Warriors had 275.5 points, a number only bettered by West Genesee (323 points) and Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA (293 points), despite the fact that Liverpool won only one individual event.
That came in diving, where Tim Roche would prevail. His total of 420.70 points beat Rome Free Academy’s Nick Brement (403.55 points) and the rest of the field, earning him a trip to the Feb. 26-27 state meet at Erie Community College in Buffalo.
Liverpool’s high finishes included the 200-yard medley relay, where Alex Coleman-Gridley, Jake Burns, Cory Sparo and Kenny Byers took third place in a time of 1:43.54. Myers, Phil MacLeod, Alex Perfitt and Joe Hens were fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:32.33 as, in the 400-meter freestyle relay, Spado, Hens, Perfitt and MacLeod were third in 3:26.63.
Spado, on his own, just missed meeting the state qualifying mark in the 100 butterfly as he finished fourth in 55.08 seconds as Joe Hens (58.66 seconds) was ninth. Alex Perfitt was sixth in the 100-yard backstroke (58.65 seconds) and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle (50.54 seconds).
Shane Donovan was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:05.10), ahead of Coleman-Gridley (10th) and Tom Schmid (12th), as Burns was seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.52. Donovan also took ninth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.63), with Byers taking 10th in the 50-yard freestyle (23.52 seconds). Coleman-Gridley swam to ninth in the 100-yard backstroke.
Cicero-North Syracuse’s Billy Werksman earned fourth place in diving with 332.30 points, and he combined with Ben Mozo, Tyler Sager and Tom McAndrew to grab ninth place in the 200 medley relay in 1:57.29.
When it came to the overall sectional meet on Saturday, Liverpool claimed fifth place, with 198 points, as West Genesee (290 points) again reached the top spot.
Roche slipped to third place, with 390.50 points, as WG’s Josh Byrne rose to the top spot with 404.70 points and Brement (401.50 points) finished second. Werksman, with 351.10 points, took sixth place.
Spado would charge to fourth in the 100 butterfly, improving his time to 54.58 seconds, while taking fifth (2:05.10) in the 200 IM. Donovan claimed eighth place in the 500 freestyle in 5:06.63.
The Warriors were also strong in every relay, claiming fourth in the 200 medley in 1:44.92 and also finishing fourth in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:23.93, the latter an improvement of more than two seconds from the Class A meet. Liverpool was also fifth (1:32.14) in the 200 freestyle relay.