WG swimmers finish unbeaten league run

Even if West Genesee's girls swim team gets lost amid the individual brilliance of its opponents at next week's Section III championship week at Nottingham, it still has a perfect regular season in the CNY Counties League to boast about.

The Wildcats' 7-0 run through the league culminated Wednesday night in Camillus when it took out the Baldwinsville Bees in a 96-81 decision.

WG led from the start, as in an exciting 200 medley relay Shannon Cahalan, Olivia Castro, Kim Pedrotti and Brianna Smith posted a time of 2:01.61, holding off B'ville (2:02.13) for that top spot.

Once that was done, Pedrotti and Castro both set out and won two individual events. Pedrotti got started by taking the 200 individual medley in 2:23.76, then turned around and won the 500 freestyle in a clocking of 5:33.08.

As for Castro, she swept the sprint races, needing 26.68 seconds to prevail in the 50 freestyle and 58.01 seconds to earn first place in the 100 freestyle.

Sarah Hart earned the top spot in diving with 111.6 points, with Castro returning to join Emily Kanoza, Regina Stracqualursi and Kristen Mooney for first place in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.30.

Westhill/Corcoran's girls swim team returned to the win column in last Monday's meet against Cortland, putting together a 90-71 victory over the Purple Tigers.

Lauren Perry earned first-place finishes in both of the sprint races. She swam the 50 freestyle in 26.25 seconds, then won the 100 freestyle in a time of 56.24 seconds.

Before that, in the 200 medley relay Lauren Perry joined Rachel Perry, Imani Williams and Maura Fleming to claim that event in 2:06.03. Williams would again prevail in diving, accumulating 161.55 points, as Rachel Perry needed 2:16.96 to claim the 200 freestyle.

Ashley Rocker would also win twice, beating teammate Dana Ganley, 1:15.13 to 1:18.75, in the 100 butterfly before claiming the 500 freestyle in 6:12.11. Therese Guy (6:45.69) was second. Fleming, Lauren Perry, Ashley Pigg and Katie Ducett won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:46.57.

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