CBA, J-D swimmers set marks at league meet

Schmitt claims two pool records in 100 fly, 200 freestyle

Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt’s girls swim teams took a starring role in last Friday’s Onondaga High School League meet at Skaneateles, breaking four different pool records before it was done.

Summer Schmitt smashed two of them all by herself, doing so in the 100 butterfly as her time of 57.38 seconds beat out J-D’s Katie Coyne, who was second in 1:00.38. It was the same in the 200 freestyle, where Schmitt set a new pool mark with 1:56.13, leaving the field far behind.

In the 400 freestyle relay, Schmitt, teaming with Mary Frances Ierlan, Julia Torell and Maggie Fletcher, broke the pool record in 3:52.86. This came after J-D’s quartet of Alden Coyne, Katie Coyne, Sophia Farchione and Samantha Coombs did the same in the 200 freestyle relay with 1:44.59, the best in Section III this fall.

Aside from all this, Maggie Fletcher again gave CBA a sweep of the sprints, taking the 50 freestyle in 25.65 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 54.94 seconds, exactly two seconds better than Alden Coyne in the latter event.

J-D wasn’t shut out on the individual side, though. Katie Coyne beat Manlius-Pebble Hill’s Rachel Perry, 2:16.46 to 2:19.91, in the 200 individual medley, while Molly Hair won the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.80, with teammate Hailey Schultz (1:15.52) second.

Sophia Farchione was second in the 100 backstroke behind Perry, who won in 1:00.76, while Marissa Potamianos got second in the 200 free behind Schmitt. CBA’s Annie Fletcher won the 500 freestyle in 5:48.77.

CBA took part in a three-way meet at Hamilton College against New Hartford and Binghamton last Tuesday night, where it earned all kinds of individual titles, even if its total of 717 points fell behind the Spartans’ 880.

Schmitt, Maggie Fletcher and Kathryn Coughlin each posted the fastest times in two individual events. Schmitt tore through the 200 freestyle in 1:56.30, and followed it up with a victory in the 100 butterfly in 58.45 seconds.

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