Jan 17, 2014 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Collin Zapisek, Matt O’Donnell and Mike Gilheney made sure that the West Genesee boys swim team did not tumble back to the .500 mark.
Going up against Cicero-North Syracuse Wednesday night at the Le Moyne College pool, this Wildcats trio each won a pair of events, earning valuable points as WG went on to defeat the Northstars 95-89.
In the 100 freestyle, Zapisek went under 50 seconds, winning in 49.93 seconds, and this followed a 50 freestyle where he took first place in 23.42 seconds. He also teamed with Jarrod Scutari, Nate Gdula and Evan Tuthill to go 1:40.30 in the 200 freestyle relay.
Meanwhile, O’Donnell roared to victory in the 100 butterfly in 57.52 seconds and moved on to the 100 backstroke, where in 1:02.49 he beat C-NS’s Jacob Mekker (1:07.69) by more than five seconds.
Gilheney emerged in the 200 freestyle, where he held off teammate Sean Hagadorn, 2:04.86 to Hagadorn’s 2:05.82, and he would go on to take first place in the 500 freestyle, too, rolling to a time of 6:01.74.
For his part, Hagadorn was victorious in the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.58, comfortably ahead of the Northstars’ Zack Cooley (1:12.27). Peter Bowman was first in diving as Colin Riley, in the 200 individual medley, was second (2:27.68) to C-NS’s Nate Ancona, who won in 2:25.80.
Now WG heads home for two weeks, first meeting Oswego next Wednesday before its Jan. 29 showdown with first-place Liverpool.