SECTION IV GIRLS SWIMMING: VESTAL AND UNION-ENDICOTT CONTED WITH CLASS A FOES AT SECTION IV PRELIMS
Broome County Sports Report
Vestal and Union-Endicott traveled to Elmira Wednesday, looking for positive results in the Section IV girls swimming and diving preliminary rounds.
Starting in the 200-yard medley relay, Vestal raced into fourth place behind its team of Maddie Bishop, Stella Tomancik, Margaret Wood and Yih Hui Lim with a 2:05.58 time.
UE slotted into sixth with its team of Amelia Stank, Kelsey Jackson, Isabella Torres and Serenity Pearson earning a 2:14.14 time.
Jay Ratterree impressed for the Golden Bears in the 200-yard freestyle with a third-place finish and a 2:05.23 time. Two more Vestal swimmers claimed spots in the A final with Mary Sonnen taking sixth place with a 2:12.95 time and Fran Vallone ending in seventh place with a 2:15.12 time.
Bishop took fifth in the 200-yard IM with a 2:24.08 time, finishing one spot in front of Lim who tallied a 2:26.17 time. Both advanced to the A final.
Reagan Young of Vestal earned third in the 50-yard freestyle with a 26.78 time, putting her in Saturday's final.
In the 100-yard butterfly, Wood jockeyed with Devin Price of Corning for the final spot in the final, defeating the Hawks' swimmer's time of 1:13.33 with her time of 1:13.11.
Young secured her second spot in a finals race with her 59.33 time in the 100-yard freestyle. Sonnen and Tomancik duplicated that feat with finishes in sixth and seventh place for times of 1:00.85 and 1:01.64.
Ratterree and Vallone both qualified for the final in the 500-yard freestyle. Ratterree paced a time of 5:32.10 for third place while Vallone touted a 5:57.27 time in fifth place.
The Golden Bears ended in fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Young, Sonnen, Vallone and Ratterree earning a 1:51.82 time.
The Tigers clinched their second spot in a relay final with their team of Torres, Gabriela Murphy, Jackson and Chloe Basile taking a 1:58.64 time.
Bishop earned another finals spot with her 1:03.94 time for third place in the 100-yard backstroke. Lim raced into fifth with a 1:06.23 time for the same honor.
Jackson secured her spot in the final for the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:17.25 time for fifth place. Megan Jones of Vestal snatched the last spot in the final with a 1:19.98 time.
The Tigers and the Golden Bears both sent teams to the 400-yard freestyle relay final. Vestal's team of Lim, Ratterree, Wood and Bishop finished fourth with a 4:03.58 time. UE's group of Audrey Strollo, Johnny Haskett, Ava Fliedner and Chloe Basile took fifth with a 4:39.65 time.
The teams and swimmers who advanced from Wednesday's preliminary rounds will compete again on Saturday in the finals.
PHOTOS BY BRIAN FEES
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