Things were not easy for the Baldwinsville girls swim team as it had to face Jamesville-DeWitt in last Tuesday night’s home opener, one where the Bees found itself unable to keep up with the Red Rams in a 51.5-36.5 defeat.
Clare Burke earned B’ville’s first victory of the night when she swam the 500 freestyle in six minutes, 8.70 seconds. Kalli Sacco was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:32.03 behind J-D’s Sawyer Parker, who won in 2:28.81.
Grace Skapura took second place in the 100 butterfly in 1:10.57, with Emily Spaulding given first-place points in the 100 backstroke in 1:18.93 as Skapura got the same in the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.02. Spaulding, Burke, Skapura and Cornell Kate swam the 200 freestyle relay in 2:04.55.
Alexis Philips paced J-D, with the fastest 100 breaststroke time of 1:16.38 and a win in the 50 freestyle in 26.47 seconds. The Rams also got wins from Emma Galletta (200 freestyle), Amelia Hesler (100 butterfly) and Mackenzie Moore (100 freestyle).
Still at home on Thursday night, B’ville took on Auburn and fell to the Maroons 51-33, even with some early success. Burke, in 2:16.43, held off the Maroons’ Sami Granato (2:18.45) in the 200 freestyle, while Sacco rolled to victory in the 200 individual medley in 2:31.60.
Later in the meet, Burke claimed a second title by swimming the 500 freestyle in 6:15.50. Skapura was second in the 100 butterfly (1:10.17) and 100 breaststroke (1:21.31), with Bryanna Spaulding second in the 100 backstroke in 1:17.82 while helping Burke, Baker and Skapura swim the 200 freestyle relay in 1;59.75.
Claire Alexander led Auburn’s efforts, prevailing in the 100 butterfly (1:04.74) and 100 backstroke (1:10.79) and swimming a leg for the Maroons in the 200 medley relay (1:59.86). B’ville is again home to face West Genesee Thursday night.