The Skaneateles girls swim team improved its record to 2-2 Thursday night, relying on plenty of contributors to overpower the Holland Patent Golden Knights in a 99-82 victory at the Community Center YMCA.
To get it going, the Lakers had the quartet of Grace King, Alice Spaulding, Lili Winkelman and Elizabeth Springer post a top time of two minutes, 8.61 seconds in the 200-yard medley relay.
Much later, in the 200 freestyle relay, King and Springer returned, joined by Lily Buchholz and Rory Comer as Skaneateles grabbed first place in 1:51.49. Buccholz, Winkelman, Comer and Spaulding went 4:11.33 in the 200 freestyle relay.
As to individual races, King earned first place in the 200 individual medley in 2:36.39, holding off HP’s Arianna Lange (2:37.44), while also finishing second (1:11.16) to Lang (1:09.71) in the 100 backstroke.
Buchholz had her lone victory in the 500 freestyle, where she tore to a time of 5:39.68. Spaulding earned first place in the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.75.
Comer was second in the 50 freestyle in 28.18 seconds and also was runner-up in the 100 freestyle in 1:02.83, with Winkelman second in the 200 freestyle in 2:32.81.
Carlee Pitman, with 161.90 points, finished second in diving, just ahead of Lexis Cottrill (161.25 points) as Spaulding was fourth with 155.35 points and the Golden Knights’ Erin Shivas (175.60 points) prevailed.
In Saturday’s Watertown Invitational, the Lakers finished third, with 232 points, as Mexico won with 298 points and the hosts from Watertown were second with 271 points.
Buchholz, King, Spaulding and Grace Comer were victorious in the 200 medley relay in 2:02.86 to Mexico’s 2:03.45. The Lakers were also third in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:24.59 and fourth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:54.40.
In the 100 backstroke, Buchholz posted 1:10.10 for second place, with Springer fourth in 1:13.56. Spaulding, in 1:00.53, got second place in the 100 freestyle as Springer took third place in 1:01.94 and Rory Comer was third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.61.
Also, Spaulding was fourth in the 200 IM in 2:34.55, with Buchholz fifth and Winkelman sixth. King was third in the 500 freestyle (5:54.91) and fifth in the 100 butterfly.
Twice, the Lakers are on the road this week, visiting Liverpool Tuesday and going to Baldwinsville Thursday night.