Very little stands in the way of the Fayetteville-Manlius girls swim team blasting through its regular season without a defeat.
In the Hornets’ Oct. 6 meet against West Genesee at the Cazenovia College pool, depth again was on display for F-M as it piled up points early and went on to defeat the Wildcats 93-86.
Addie Antshel, Cara Campell, Morgan Kingsley and Sasha Brown got it going with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:00.21, with another F-M side second in 2:08.06 to gain full points.
Antshel went 1:05.44 to prevail in the 100 butterfly and had a top time of 1:08.10 in the 100 backstroke, while Campell got the win in the 50 freestyle in 25.70 seconds and won the 100 freestyle in 57.34 seconds while Brown (59.97 seconds) got the runner-up spot.
Also winning twice, Lindsay Mathews tore through the 200 individual medley in 2:25.04, while also beating the field in the 500 freestyle in 5:32.44.
Alessandra Manicone earned victory on the diving board with 187.30 points. Hannah Kellogg, in 2:04.47, was a close second to WG’s Maddie Zapisek (2:04.35) in the 200 freestyle, and was third in the 500 freestyle.
Kingsley, late in the meet, swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.86 as Katie Ottaviano was second in 1:17.54. Kellogg, Campell, Brown and Michelle Sipple got through the 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.57.
On Wednesday night, F-M won again, stopping Oswego 97-81 as Antshel and Matthews each won twice, Antshel taking the 200 IM in 2:29.56 and the 100 butterfly in 1:06.70 as Campell went 26.29 seconds in the 50 freestyle and beat Kellogg, 57.44 seconds to 54.85, in the 100 freestyle.
Kellogg got her own victory in the 200 freestyle in 2:07.02 as Riley Miller dazzled on the diving board, picking up 289.15 points. Mathews needed 5:35.97 to win the 500 freestyle.
Brown edged Maired Egan, 1:10.31 to 1:10.34, in the 100 backstroke and Ottaviano (1:17.24) beat Kingsley (1:17.25) by one-hundredth of a second in the 100 backstroke. Kingsley, Antshel, Brown and Emma Reed went 2:04.73 in the 200 medley relay as Kellogg, Campell, Madison Krouse and Michelle Sipple went 1:48.16 in the 200 freestyle relay.
As that went on, Jamesville-DeWitt engaged in a classic against New Hartford, putting up some of the season’s best times in order to edge past the Spartans 93.5-92.5.
Trailing with one race to go, the Red Rams pulled it out by having Emma Galletta, Alexis Phillips, Mackenzie Moore and Amelia Hesler swim a Section III season-best time of 3:46.53 to dominate the 400 freestyle relay.
Hesler had already won the 200 IM in 2:17.94 and the 500 freestyle in 5:24.18, while Galletta edged New Hartford’s Erin Spina, 1:05.05 to 1:05.20, in the 100 butterfly following a 50 freestyle win in 25.96 seconds, and Phillips won the 100 freestyle in 57.70 seconds.
Lauren Saletsky, with 208.70 points, held off the Spartans’ Caroline Deck (200.35 points) in diving, with Phillips, Hesler, Galletta and Moore winning the 200 freestyle relay in 1:43.86.
Christian Brothers Academy also swam on Wednesday and beat Skaneateles 93-88, surrendering most of its early margin in the last two races after it had locked things up.
Darien Tompkins won twice for the Brothers, going 1:01.39 in a swift 100 butterfly and 1:04.74 to win the 100 backstroke. Tompkins, Lauren Kelly, Katilyn Bushnell and Alyssa Nicita won the 200 medley relay in 1:59.74.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Julia Torell, Anna Ziemba, Katelyn Wendt and Ally Howard won in 1:54.18, this after Wendt finished second in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Kelly swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.35 as Sam Lanzafame earned 216.75 points in diving.