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  • Greaney siblings excel at respective meets

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  • LANCASTER, Pa. ó The Greaney siblings put together some phenomenal swims at their respective meets during the last full weekend of February.
    Patrick Greaney, a 2012 Alfred-Almond grad, helped garner points for his Franklin & Marshall Division III swim team at the Centennial Conference Championship that took place in Lancaster, Pa. Feb. 21-23.
    During Patrickís 400 individual medley race, he shaved seven seconds off his previous personal lifetime best and finished in a time of 4:12.70. This score put him as the fourth-fastest man ever to swim the event at Franklin & Marshall. His time was also good enough to snap up a fifth-place overall in the contest.
    In addition, Patrick was a member of the silver medal 800 freestyle relay (6:57.97) and swam the breastroke leg of the sixth-place 200 medley relay team (1:38.50). Individually he placed ninth in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.76) and 12th in the 200 IM (1:59.30) to contribute to his college teamís overall fifth-place finish in the conference.
    Meanwhile sister Alyssa Greaney, currently in 8th grade at Alfred-Almond, competed at the Niagara District Championship Qualifier meet in Hilton. She was the overall fastest 13-year-old finisher in both the 200 (2:25.94) and 100 backstroke (1:06.40), as well as the 200 individual medley (2:26.99).
    Alyssa wrapped up silver second-place scores in the 500 freestyle (5:58.99) and 200 freestyle (2:11.08). To round out a great weekend of personal best times she hit the touch pad in fifth-place in the 50 yard (28.68) and 100 yard freestyle (1:02.32) events.
    Alyssa will be competing next with her Mercury Swimming USA team at the Niagara District Championship March 13-17 at the Webster Aquatic Center in Rochester.

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