Liverpool swimmers top CNS, stay unbeaten

In the latest chapter of a local rivalry, the Liverpool boys swim team kept itself unbeaten, moving to 6-0 by beating Cicero-North Syracuse 98-83 in Tuesday night's meet.

This sets up the Warriors for next Wednesday night's showdown with 6-0 West Genesee. First place in the CNY Counties League is on the line.

Liverpool began and ended the meet with relay wins over the Northstars. At the start, Jake Burns, Brandon Frush, Shane Donovan and Phil MacLeod worked together to take the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:54.26.

Much later on, in the 400 freestyle relay, a different Warrior quartet -- Kenny Byers, Drew Henry, Cory Spado and Alex Coleman-Gridley -- put together a time of 3:42.74.

Henry was first in the 200 freestyle (2:01.97), just before Spado swam the 200 individual medley in 2:14.16 to prevail. MacLeod won the 100 butterfly in 1:02.36.

On the diving board, Tim Roche gave the Warriors 228.20 points, just before Steven Rogers won the 500 freestyle (5:48.21) and Joe Hens took the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.55.

CNS had its share of success, too, as Tyler Smith swept the sprints. He swam the 50 freestyle in 24.72 seconds, then earned first place in the 100 freestyle in 56.44 seconds.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Smith, Alyn Sperry, Blaise Maio and Dan Angarano earned first place in 1:42.88, just before Billy Werksman took the 100 backstroke in 1:07.55.

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