Oct 24, 2012 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Though the Baldwinsville girls swim team was unable to upend West Genesee from the top spot in the CNY Counties League, it still could take great pride in its 8-1 regular-season mark and second-place league finish.
And the Bees got one more chance to perform in front of the home crowd at Baker High School’s pool Tuesday night, producing a 49-41 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius.
It all started in the 200 medley relay, where B’ville’s quartet of Allie Connor, Charis Parker, Kaitlyn Martin and Cassandra Cherebin won in a time of 1:59.38. Another Bees’ team, consisting of Samantha Sidorakis, Emma Atkinson, Brooke Atkinson and Lauren Guild, finished in 2:09.41.
That was just the start for Connor, who went to the 200 individual medley and, in 2:30.05, edged out Brooke Atkinson (2:32.68) for the top spot. Then, in the 100 butterfly, Connor won in 1:06.89 as Emma Atkinson (1:08.71) claimed the runner-up position.
Martin would also win twice. To claim the 50 freestyle, Martin needed 27.05 seconds, with Sidorakis second in 27.49 seconds. Moving to the longest race, the 500 freestyle, she posted a time of 5:46.34 and prevailed again.
Margaret Walsh held off Elena Margrey, 2:13.91 to 2:15.32, to earn first place in the 200 freestyle, but Margrey rebounded to win the 100 freestyle in 1:01.77. Sidorakis stepped up and won the 100 backstroke in a clocking of 1:06.74, while Parker took the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.02.
Parker, Margrey, Connor and Martin roared to victory in the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:50.84. B’ville closed out the meet by seeing Sidorakis, Margrey, Walsh and Amanda Johnson work toward a victory in 4:08.37.
B’ville now looks ahead to the Section III championships, which run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at Nottingham High School and determines berths in the Nov. 16-17 state meet at Ithaca College.