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CBA, J-D swimmers earn wins over F-M

Schmitt, Fletcher again lead Brothers in season's first win

Having moved its home meets to Henninger High School’s pool, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls swim team welcomed its two closest neighbors for back-to-back meets, where the visitors won by equal margins.

It started with Christian Brothers Academy meeting the Hornets Tuesday night, and with its trio of individual stars, the Brothers prevailed by a score of 98-78.

Summer Schmitt and Maggie Fletcher both won a pair of events. Schmitt tore through the 200 freestyle in 1:56.78, and then went to the 100 butterfly, where she again put up a quick time of 57.31 seconds to finish well out in front.

As for Fletcher, she worked in the sprints, needing just 22.52 seconds to beat the field in the 50 freestyle and also winning the 100 freestyle in 55.35 seconds.

Kathryn Coughlin, on her own, was first in the 200 individual medley (2:20.87), right after helping Courtney Finkbeiner, Mary Frances Ierlan and Mary Spizuoco claim the 200 medley relay. Annie Fletcher was victorious in the 500 freestyle in 5:47.70.

On F-M’s side, Malina Gambocarto edged Olivia Ryan, 1:17.01 to 1:18.35, in the 100 backstroke, while Gabby Hall took the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.82.

Caroline Wilson pushed her way to second place in the 50 and 100 free behind Maggie Fletcher. Julie Barger, second in the 200 and 500 freestyle, teamed with Morgan Way, Emma Simonson and Grace Garver as the Hornets took the 400 freestyle relay in 4:21.69.

Then it was Jamesville-DeWitt’s turn to meet the Hornets on Thursday, and an early blitz helped the Red Rams prevail by the same 98-78 margin that CBA did.

Katie Coyne worked her way to first place in the 200 freestyle (2:03.09) and also won the 500 freestyle (5:27.84). Molly Hair, second in the 500 free, claimed the 50 freestyle in 26.60 seconds and teamed with Alden Coyne, Erin Lumia and Hayley Schultz to win the 200 freestyle relay.

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