Acona would also claim a close 200 IM over Zach Dengos, 2:30.69 to 2:31.83, and add a victory in the 100 butterfly in 1:09.85. Mekker was second in a tight 50 freestyle in 26.30 seconds to Steve Cooley, who won in 26.24 seconds.
Dan Eager pulled off his own double, starting in the 200 freestyle, where he won in 2:08.31 over Syracuse’s Billy Latour (2:09.16), and then beat Dengos, 56.93 seconds to 58.61, in the 100 freestyle.
Scott Cooley, meanwhile, was victorious in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.26, with Matt McAndrew (1:20.61) in second place. Eager, McAndrew and the Cooley brothers got together and, in the 200 freestyle relay, won that race in 1:46.59.
Liverpool was in action again on Saturday, hosting Watertown, and Clarke had another big performance as the Warriors thrashed the Cyclones 105-72.
With his time of 58.63 seconds in the 100 breaststroke, Clarke broke his own pool record, and needed that effort since Watertown’s Mike Netto was second in 1:00.57.
Also, Clarke won the 50 freestyle in 22.41 seconds, and paired with Burdo, Henry and Miller for a Warrior victory in the 200 medley relay in 1:40.39, with the Cyclones second in 1:44.99. In the 200 freestyle relay, Petit joined Clarke, Burdo and Miller as Liverpool, in 1:29.76, again beat Watertown (1:32.17) for the top spot.
As for Burdo, he swam the 200 freestyle in 1:46.61, far ahead of Watertown’s Joey Ongkingco (1:52.14), and tore through the 100 freestyle in 47.69 seconds for another one-sided victory.
Petit, second in th 50 freestyle to Clarke, prevailed in 58.90 seconds in the 100 backstroke, holding off Marc Alessi (59.26) in one of the closer races of the meet. Roche remained consistent on the diving board, winning with 300.53 points as Henry took the 500 freestyle in 5:46.27.