CBA, J-D swimmers dominate OHSL meet

Schmitt, Fletcher both win pair of races

— Given that they finished 1-2 in the regular-season standings, it only made sense that the Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt girls swim teams would take control of Tuesday’s Onondaga High School League championship meet at Skaneateles Community Center.

CBA’s Summer Schmitt won twice, blazing through the 100 butterfly in 57.98 seconds and also taking the 100 backstroke in 1:00.14. Maggie Fletcher needed 25.48 seconds to prevail in the 50 freestyle and, in the 100 freestyle, won again in 54.70 seconds.

Kathryn Coughlin pulled away from the field and claimed the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.39, this after a second (55.89 seconds) to Fletcher in the 100 freestyle.

Coughlin joined Schmitt, Honor Bowman and Elizabeth Catalano to win the 200 medley relay in 1:56.01, and in the 400 freestyle relay Fletcher, Schmitt, Lexy McCauley and Kendall Sangster earned another win in 3:54.39.

Also for CBA, Courtney Finkbeiner was third in the 500 freestyle in 5:56.11 and fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:16.51), while Catalano was sixth in both the 50 and 100 free. Bowman got sixth in the 100 butterfly as Shannon Gross took fifth in the 500 free and McCauley gained fifth in the 100 backstroke.

J-D did beat CBA in the 200 freestyle relay in, arguably, the best race of the meet. Kalie Coyne, Sophia Farchione, Amanda Behan and Morgan Pusey needed 1:46.25 to hold off CBA, who was second in 1:46.66, the difference of less than half a second. The Red Rams’ B unit was third in 1:51.53.

On her own, Coyne was first in the 200 individual medly, winning that event in 2:20.98. Moving to the 100 butterfly, Coyne, in 1:01.52, gained second place, with teammates Hayley Schultz (1:10.50) and Morgan Gunther (1:10.58) third and fourth, respectively.

Coyne, Behan, Farchione and Molly Hair were second in the 200 medley relay (1:57.71), while Pusey was second (26.92 seconds) and Behan third (27.09 seconds) behind Fletcher in the 50 free. Behan added a third in the 100 freestyle, edging Hair, 58.19 to 58.40 seconds, for that spot as Pusey moved to seventh place.

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