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CBA swimmers prevail at Section III meet

Schmitt earns top honors, sets record for 100 butterfly

— Back in Thursday’s Class A meet, CBA indeed took second in the team competition with 375.5 points, trailing West Genesee, who finished on top with 375.5 points. Fayetteville-Manlius was eighth with 166 points.

Schmitt pulled away from the field. In the 100 butterfly, she finished in 57.10 seconds, with Lexy McCauley second in 1:04.38. Later, in the 100 backstroke, Schmitt won in 59.30 seconds.

Fletcher needed 1:56.79 to win the 200 freestyle and also prevailed in the 500 freestyle in 5:16.09. Coughlin would cruise to first place in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.93 after she won the 200 IM in 2:14.05, a race where McCauley (2:21.91) was third.

Schmitt, Coughlin, Bowman and Catalano needed 1:54.29 to hold off WG (1:56.34) in the 200 medley relay, and in the 400 freestyle relay McCauley, Schmitt, Fletcher and Coughlin blazed to victory in 3:42.49. Fletcher and McCauley helped Catalano and Kendall Sangster finish fourth (1:45.74) in the 200 freestyle relay.

F-M’s Pechacek, got second place (5:21.29) behind Fletcher in the 500 freestyle and was fourth (2:01.14) in the 200 freestyle, where should later take fifth in the overall sectional race in 2:01.27.

J-D would clean up in the Class B meet, where Kalie Coyne won twice. Coyne took the 200 IM in 2:13.96 and the 100 butterfly in 59.10 seconds as Hair prevailed in the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.95. Hair, Coyne, Pusey and Farchione combined to win the 200 medley relay in 1:54.60.

Alden Coyne took second in the 500 freestyle (5:35.96) and third in the 200 freestyle (2:05.64), with Farchione third in both the 100 backstroke (1:04.45) and 200 IM (2:25.81) and Pusey was fourth in the 50 freestyle (26.86 seconds).

Hair took third in the 100 freestyle in 56.56 seconds, with Amanda Behan fourth in 57.27 seconds as Behan added a sixth in the 50 freestyle. Hayley Schultz swam to fifth in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.80, just ahead of Morgan Gunther (1:06.97) in sixth.

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