Both of the area’s boys swim teams got together on Saturday night, and it proved memorable for Fayetteville-Manlius as it defeated Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA by a score of 96-86.
Until the final two races, the outcome was in question. But in the 100 breastroke, the Hornets’ Paul Topor prevailed in 1:10.93, and F-M’s 400 freestyle relay quartet of Kevin Koh, Will Twichell, Zach Swanson and Luke Oliverio clinched the team victory with a time of 3:38.59.
Koh had already won three times in the meet. Individually, he tore through the 200 freestyle in 1:49.69 and needed just 52.72 seconds to prevail in the 100 butterfly, and Koh, along with Twichell, Oliverio and Nate Green, claimed the 200 freestyle relay in 1:40.95.
F-M also nabbed individual titles from Swanson, who swam the 500 freestyle in 5:19.56, and Oliverio, who took the 50 freestyle in 23.87 seconds.
Not that J-D/CBA was quiet in this contest. Garrett Farchione was a force, winning both the 100 freestyle (52.65 seconds) and 100 backstroke (1:01.56), and combining with Will Farnsworth, Kevin Potocki and McMillen Judge to win the 200 medley relay in 1:53.08. Potocki was first in the 200 individual medley in 2:17.17.
With its holiday rest over, the Hornets started 2012 with a strong effort against Cicero-North Syracuse last Wednesday night, beating the Northstars 101-69 at Nottingham High School.
Koh needed just 53.05 seconds to prevail in the 100 butterfly after zooming to victory in the 200 freestyle in 1:49.24, and took part in four victories overall.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Koh, Twichell, Oliverio and Chris Rettinger earned first place in 1:36.90. Later, in the 400 freestyle relay, Twichell and Koh joined Swanson and Green as F-M prevailed in 3:32.55.
On his own, Rettinger took the 200 individual medley (2:25.46), while Twichell swam the 50 freestyle in 24.12 seconds and Swanson won the 500 freestyle in 5:15.38. Oliverio stepped in to win the 100 freestyle in 53.01 seconds before Paul Topor took the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.96.