J-D girls swimmers win Class B sectional title

Coyne sisters, Hair, Schultz key Red Rams' efforts

Without any breather, Hair turned around and, in the 100 backstroke, won in 1:00.75, edging out Farchione (1:01.23) for that top spot. Going for three in a row, Hair had to settle for second place in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.62), but there was a good reason for it.

That was Schultz, who saved her most impressive performance for the 100 breaststroke. Having finished second (1:02.04) to Kalie Coyne in the 100 butterfly, Schultz would own this race, as her time of 1:08.22 set a J-D school record, earned her a berth in the state meet and, as a bonus, helped clinch the team title for the Rams.

Meg Parker was second in the 200 freestyle in 2:04.73 and also the runner-up in the 500 freestyle in 5:39.77. In addition, Parker helped Salvo, Marissa Potamianos and Samantha Coombs take second place in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:49.33, less than a second behind New Hartford, who won in 3:48.79.

Coombs, on her own, got sixth in both the 50 freestyle (26.56 seconds) and 100 freestyle (57.84 seconds), while Potamianos was sixth in the 200 freestyle (2:11.10) and 100 butterfly (1:07.32). Meredith Wagner took fifth place in the 500 freestyle in 5:52.08.

Two days later, in the overall sectional meet at Hamilton College, J-D won again, picking up 350 points to edge Class A champion West Genesee (344.5 points) for top honors.

Again, the Rams would win the 200 medley relay as Farchione, Schultz and the Coyne sisters edged Oswego, 1:50.71 to 1:50.93, with Kalie Coyne going on to win the 200 IM in 2:10.28, nearly six seconds ahead of the field.

Alden Coyne was second in the 50 freestyle in 24.60 seconds and fourth (53.57 seconds) in the 100 freestyle. Hair picked up points, too, as she qualified for the state meet with a second-place time of 59.43 seconds in the 100 backstroke, and was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.93), just behind Schultz (1:09.41) in second place.

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