SECTION IV GIRLS SWIMMING/DIVING: MAINE-ENDWELL CLINCHES SECTION IV TITLE, JOHNSON CITY PLACES SIXTH OVERALL
Broome County Sports Report
Strong performances across the board lifted Maine-Endwell to the Section IV title at its home pool Saturday afternoon.
The Spartans finished with 366 points, followed by Chenango Valley with 359 and Oneonta claimed third with 345.
ME began the finals with a third-place finish in the 200-yard IM relay. Gianna Ionnisci, Kristen Blight, Ayla Hecker and Panayiota Anastos combined for a 1:59.33 time for the spot on the podium.
Ioannisci then took fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle final with a 2:09.76 time and Rylie Yale earned seventh with her time of 2:14.69.
The Spartans dominated the one-meter dive with four divers placing in the top seven. Madison Morris secured second with a score of 453.10 and Krista Sanshyn earned a 320.90 in fifth. Jacqueline Blight tallied a 311.20 in sixth place and Cameron Salmon scored a 283.70 for seventh.
Hecker finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly with Yale, Emme Leahey, Hecker and Audrey Corbin earning a 1:05.40 and shined again with a third-place spot and a 1:07.03 time in the 100-yard backstroke.
The Spartans closed out the competition with fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a 4:11.59 time, putting a seal on their sectional championship.
Johnson City finished sixth overall with a total score of 173. Kaitlyn Harvey and Liana Kadylak set the tone for the Wildcats with fourth and fifth-place finishes in the 200-yard IM with times of 2:30.85 and 2:33.38.
Alyssa Kelleher took fourth place in the one-meter dive with a score of 371.05. Harvey's 1:15.33 time in the 100-yard breaststroke gave her second place, the top spot on the podium for the Wildcats throughout the finals.
New York State Swimming and Diving Championships begin Friday, November 17 at Webster Aquatic Center
PHOTOS BY ANTHONY GOSS
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