Section 2 swimmers compete for state and Federation titles this weekend

Section 2 is sending a large contingent to Ithaca College for this weekend’s New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships. At least four swimmers from Section 2 in every event posted qualifying times throughout the season to reach the state meet. Shenendehowa, Niskayuna, Bethlehem and Ballston Spa are all sending three relay teams to states, with Shen also sending 11 individuals. Niskayuna has eight swimmers qualified for states, while Bethlehem has six individuals. Section 2’s strongest event on paper is the 50-yard freestyle, where Fonda-Johnstown’s Alayna Gray and Bethlehem’s Sydney Sorbello are each ranked in the top five. Gray and Sorbello have each posted a season-best time of 23.64 seconds this season. Oceanside’s Catherine Stanford is the only New York swimmer with a faster time this season at 23.31 seconds. Niskayuna and Shenendehowa could both finish in the top five in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Niskayuna posted the fourth fastest time in the state this season with a 3:33.58, less than one second behind the third-fastest time set by Section 1’s Clarkstown (3:32.76) and 1.23 seconds off the top time in the state set by Section 1’s Horace Greely (3:32.35). Shenendehowa’s top time this season is 3:34.01, which also puts the Plainswomen in range. Listed below are the top five times in each of the events at the state meet, along with where Section 2’s representatives rank heading into this weekend.

200-yard medley relay 1. Pittsford (Section 5) 1:46.19 2. Sleepy-Hastings-Edgemont-Irvin (1) 1:46.74 3. Ward Melville (11) 1:46.78 4. Northport (11) 1:47.78 5. Shenendehowa (2) 1:47.88

Other Section 2 qualifiers 7. Bethlehem 1:48.74 10. Niskayuna 1:49.33 11. Ballston Spa 1:49.57 14. Burnt Hills-Scotia 1:49.96 23. Albany Academy 1:50.88 39. Guilderville 1:51.77

200-yard freestyle 1. Chloe Stepanek (Northport-11) 1:47.63 2. Briana Gellineau (St. Anthony’s-CHSAA) 1:49.46 3. Kristin Cornish (Greely-1) 1:50.37 4. Orla Egan (Mary Louis-CHSAA) 1:50.44 5. Emily Gjertsen (Bronxville-Tuckahoe-1) 1:51.63

Section 2 qualifiers 7. Mary Kate Conway (Mohonasen-Schalmont) 1:52.21 17. Lauren Ostrander (Shenendehowa) 1:54.28 18. Lillian Bushway (Niskayuna) 1:54.30 25. Alice Han (Shenendehowa) 1:54.78 35. Rachel Love (Saratoga Springs) 1:56.07 45. Amaya DiGiovanni (Mohonasen-Schalmont) 1:56.61 51. Jessica Gordon (Shenendehowa) 1:56.92 53. Elizabeth Baird (Saratoga Springs) 1:57.11 54. Isabel Nelson (Niskayuna) 1:57.13

200-yard individual medley 1. Josephine Panitz (Ursuline-1) 2:02.83 2. Ava Franks (SHEDI-1) 2:04.04 3. Kyra Sommerstad (Port Jefferson-11) 2:04.53 4. Morgan Rinn (Oceanside-8) 2:04.82 5. Angelina Harris (Miller Place-11) 2:05.78

Section 2 qualifiers 11. Kasey Keaney (Guilderville) 2:07.60 14. Isabel Bushway (Niskayuna) 2:07.99 23. Shauna Killane (Shenendehowa) 2:10.02 36. Abby Bacon (Burnt Hills-Scotia) 2:11.51 46. Emily Wang (Shenendehowa) 2:12.32 50. Shannon Waryncia (Shenendehowa) 2:12.73

50-yard freestyle 1. Catherine Stanford (Oceanside-8) 23.31 2. Alayna Gray (Fonda-Johnstown-2) 23.64 3. Sydney Sorbello (Bethlehem-2) 23.64 4. Isabella Fountain (BPWV-1) 23.69 5. Maggie Donlevy (Mary Louis-CHSAA) 23.70

Other Section 2 qualifiers 25. Claire Gerdeman (Albany Academy) 24.45 47. Brenna McLaughlin (Niskayuna) 24.79

1-meter diving 1. Hannah Butler (Brighton-5) 569.75 2. Madison Yager (Minisink Valley-9) 540.40 3. Emma Casey (Hauppauge-11) 539.00 4. Hayley Beutel (Smithtown-11) 533.40 5. Jennifer Bell (Pelham-1) 524.75

Section 2 qualifiers 8. Evanna Payne (Guilderville) 517.75 14. Felicity Ryan (Saratoga Springs) 486.95 21. Talia Spenziero (Shenendehowa) 474.70 22. Eliana Wallock (Guilderville) 474.50 26. Ashley Zachgo (Shenendehowa) 464.05 27. Robyn Arnason (Bethlehem) 463.45 31. Lydia DeLano (Burnt Hills-Scotia) 454.85 35. Maya Earleywine (Bethlehem) 454.45 42. Tierra Damico (Ballston Spa) 449.10 43. Anna Flanders (Albany) 448.10

100-yard butterfly 1. Lauryn Johnson (Sacred Heart-CHSAA) 54.84 2. Megan Deuel (Pittsford-5) 55.28 3. Morgan Rinn (Oceanside-8) 55.96 4. Joy Jiang (Scarsdale-1) 56.05 5. Jessica Shine (Williamsville East-6) 56.68

Section 2 qualifiers 8. Mary Kate Conway (Mohonasen-Schalmont) 56.90 9. Shauna Killane (Shenendehowa) 57.27 11. Demi Bobarakis (Niskayuna) 57.48 39. Yunfan Dong (Niskayuna) 59.00 43. Rebekah Eckman (Niskahyuna) 59.15 46. Shannon Warynica (Shenendehowa) 59.27 48. Madeline Ferreira (Bethlehem) 59.32 63. Alise Hale (Niskayuna) 59.72 67. Chloe Derosia (Albany Academy) 59.75 76. Emma Hoffman (Ballston Spa) 59.97 77. Sarah Little (Queensbury) 59.98

100-yard freestyle 1. Chloe Stepanek (Northport-11) 50.62 2. Catherine Stanford (Oceanside-8) 50.88 3. Serafina Viola (Penfield-5) 51.59 4. Sydney Boals (Ward Melville-11) 52.02 5. Stephanie Walsh (Bellmore-Merrick-8) 52.04

Section 2 qualifiers 9. Alayna Gray (Fonda-Johnstown) 52.42 27. Amaya DiGiovanni (Mohonasen-Schalmont) 53.35 33. Corinne Pepper (Ballston Spa) 53.64 35. Lauren Ostrander (Shenendehowa) 53.70 52. Claire Gerdeman (Albany Academy) 54.07 60. Megan Novak (Bethlehem) 54.20 66. Nina Chicatelli (Niskayuna) 54.28

500-yard freestyle 1. Lauryn Johnson (Sacred Heart-CHSAA) 4:53.23 2. Emily Gjersten (Bronxville-Tuckahoe-1) 4:54.56 3. Briana Gellineau (St. Anthony’s-CSHAA) 4:56.98 4. Molly Brennan (Pittsford-5) 4:57.49 5. Lillian Bushway (Niskayuna-2) 4:58.61

Other Section 2 qualifiers 15. Alison Sposili (Shenendehowa) 5:04.78 19. Lauren Sposili (Shenendehowa) 5:07.82 22. Willa Werwaiss (Emma Willard) 5:10.87 24. Rachel Love (Saratoga Springs) 5:11.00 33. Isabel Nelson (Niskayuna) 5:13.27 35. Isabel Bushway (Niskayuna) 5:13.62 36. Jessica Gordon (Shenendehowa) 5:13.69

200-yard freestyle relay 1. Sleepy-Hastings-Edgemont-Irvin (Section 1) 1:37.28 2. Fairport (5) 1:37.32 3. Sacred Heart (CHSAA) 1:37.95 4. Oceanside (8) 1:38.52 5. Pittsford (5) 1:38.69

Section 2 qualifiers 6. Bethlehem 1:38.71 13. Niskayuna 1:39.41 18. Mohonasen-Schalmont 1:39.87 33. Shenendehowa 1:40.75 37. Ballston Spa 1:41.05 38. Saratoga Springs 1:41.08 40. Albany Academy for Girls 1:41.21

100-yard backstroke 1. Lauren Aylmer (North Rockland-1) 55.63 2. Kyra Sommerstad (Port Jefferson-11) 55.75 3. Megan Deuel (Pittsford-5) 56.57 4. Madison McDonough (Pearl River-1) 56.69 5. Shamiya Guirre (Curtis-PSAL) 56.77

Section 2 qualifiers 11. Yunfan Dong (Niskayuna) 57.41 15. Sydney Sorbello (Bethlehem) 58.09 23. Alice Han (Shenendehowa) 58.68 50. Emma Hoffman (Ballston Spa) 59.88 52. Chloe Derosia (Albany Academy) 59.97 60. Grace Thomas (Shenendehowa) 1:00.25 66. Nina Chicatelli (Niskayuna) 1:00.38

100-yard breaststroke 1. Josephine Panitz (Ursuline-1) 1:02.92 2. Jessica Whang (Great Neck South-8) 1:03.02 3. Theresa Milio (SHEDI-1) 1:04.67 4. Ava Franks (SHEDI-1) 1:04.75 5. Angelina Harris (Miller Place-11) 1:04.78

Section 2 qualifiers 9. Gillian Burch (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk) 1:05.10 11. Kasey Keaney (Guilderville) 1:05.48 19. Emily Yu (Shaker) 1:06.25 20. Alison Sposili (Shenendehowa) 1:06.38 23. Corinne Pepper (Ballston Spa) 1:07.08 37. Anna Bernasconi (Bethlehem) 1:07.88 38. Abby Bacon (Burnt Hills-Scotia) 1:07.91 40. Lauren Sposili (Shenendehowa) 1:08.04

400-yard freestyle relay 1. Horace Greely (Section 1) 3:32.35 2. Pittsford (5) 3:32.67 3. Clarkstown (1) 3:32.76 4. Niskayuna (2) 3:33.58 5. Shehendehowa (2) 3:34.01

Other Section 2 qualifiers 13. Bethlehem 3:36.24 15. Mohonasen-Schalmont 3:37.15 34. Ballston Spa 3:40.62

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