WEBSTER — The Section V, Class B swimming title was up for grabs on Friday, and with 573 total team points, the Lady Panthers of Honeoye Falls-Lima came away with the gold for a first place overall finish in the water.
Following in second was Wayland-Cohocton with 300 points as the Lady Eagles put a strong exclamation point on their season in the water.
The Lady Eagles were led by Samantha Stanton win in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.62). Senior Kadeynn McInnis added a fourth-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:06.16), while Sam Towner had a sixth-place finish in the 500 freestyle (6:04.16).
Evyn Meldrum added two more top-10 finishes, with an eighth-place swim in the 50 freestyle (26.33), and ninth in the 100 freestyle (57.86). In diving, Leaha Langerman scored 262 points flat for a ninth-place finish.
Wayland-Cohocton also placed in the top-10 in all three relay events, taking third-place in the 200 freestyle relay (1:47.46), fourth in the 400 relay (3:56.50), and sixth in the 200 medley (2:03.42).
After a breakout season, the Sea Lions of Wellsville settled on an eighth-place finish overall, scoring 218 total points. Leading the way in the individual events was Zeruviah Adams, who placed second in the 200 IM at 2:19.96, topping her school record once more. Adams added a fourth-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:00.38). Isabel Mariotti collected two more top-five finishes, finishing fourth in the 50 freestyle (25.89), and fifth in the 100 freestyle (57.39).
“It was a very exciting meet, and the girls swam the best we have all year,” Wellsville coach Steve Hand said. “We started off .09 seconds off the record we set Wednesday in the 200 medley, and the girls gave us a strong second place finish. Zeruviah continued to set the bar for us with a second-place finish and a new record in the 200 IM. Her swim just missed the State cut, which broke my heart. To work so hard and come up short is tough.”
Lauren Staba added a seventh-place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:00.97), while Emma Kinnicutt was ninth in the 50 free (26.68). Adams, Mariotti, Staba and Kinnicutt finished second in the 200 medley relay behind Livonia, timing in at 2:00.88. The Lady Sea Lions added a third-place 400 relay finish (3:53.87) which also set a school record by just two seconds.
“It was a good way to close out the meet,” said Hand. “Eighth overall does not sound the best to a reader, but with a new class and 19 other teams, I couldn’t ask for more. We knew Livonia and Way-Co would be up there, and the way they swam was awesome. HFL dominated like everyone thought.”
Dansville finished 10th as a team. Cheyenne Markowski was the top finisher for the Lady Mustangs, recording a 1:05.49 in the 100 backstroke to finish in second-place. Markowski also swam the third leg of the team’s sixth-place 400 relay team with Jesse Gunn, Emily Polizzi, and Ashlyn Schuster. Schuster also finished third in the 100 freestyle (56.45) and sixth in the 50 freestyle (25.95).
Hornell collected 130 total team points to finish 12th overall. Natalie Marino recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the Lady Red Raiders, scoring a fifth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.06) and seventh-place finish in the 200 IM (2:28.38). Marino also swam the second leg of the team’s seventh-place mark in the 200 freestyle relay squad alongside Aleah Libordi, Zoey Kays, and Angela Isaman (1:47.46).