CBA girls swimmers beat F-M, Skaneateles

J-D earns first win of season over MPH

— In yet another big early-season showdown, the Christian Brothers Academy girls swim team withstood the challenge of Fayettevile-Manlius last Monday night, beating the Hornets 104-79, one of two wins in three days that pushed the Brothers’ record to 3-0.

Again, Summer Schmitt led the way, just as she had in CBA’s win over Jamesville-DeWitt on Sept. 15. Schmitt swam the 100 butterfly in 58.45 seconds and also claimed the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.07.

Kathryn Coughlin stepped in and tore to victory in the 100 freestyle in 55.75 seconds before taking first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.17. Maggie Fletcher won the 500 freestyle in a clocking of 5:19.99 after breaking the two-minute mark in the 200 freestyle – 1:58.36, to be exact.

Lexi McCauley was first in the 200 individual medley in 2:28.26. Kelly Bewley needed 164.4 points to prevail in diving. Schmitt, Coughlin, McCauley and Elizabeth Catalano teamed up in the 200 medley relay (1:56.84) and won that event before Coughlin and McCauley combined with Fletcher and Kendall Sangster to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:49.17.

F-M claimed just one individual race – the 50 freestyle, where Caroline Wilson needed 28.11 seconds for the top spot. Later on, Katie Pechacek, Morgan Way, Julia Barger and Olivia Ryan were victorious in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:15.09.

From there, CBA moved on to Wednesday’s meet at Skaneateles, where it beat the Lakers 100-86. Schmitt set two Skaneateles Community Center pool records, in the 200 IM (2:14.90) and 100 backstroke, where she finished in 1:01.70.

Fletcher swept the 50 freestyle (25.86 seconds) and 100 freestyle (55.65 seconds) sprints, also helping Schmitt, McCauley and Coughlin take the 200 medley relay in 1:56.03. Coughlin was first in the 100 butterfly (1:04.49), while Courtney Finkbeiner emerged to take the 500 freestyle in 5:46.26.

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