SALAMANCA — The Salamanca girls swimming team posted an impressive 43 personal bests on Monday, including six first-place finishes.
That was more than enough to propel a young team of “swimmin’ women” to a 111-60 triumph over Chautauqua Lake in CCAA action.
Sophomore Camryn Quigley set PRs in winning both the 50 free and 100 free while freshman Mikaela Tennity did the same in claiming the 200 free and 100 breaststroke for the Warriors. Eighth graders Charli Ross (200 IM) and Gabby Bly (diving) each added individual firsts while Tennity, Quigley and Ross were part of the winning 400 free relay team alongside Ella Erlandson.
Depth played as big a role in the victory as those first-place finishes, Salamanca coach Laurie Lafferty-John said.
“It was a nice meet for us,” she noted. “(It was) a meet where many of our inexperienced kids had opportunities to shine and place for us. It’s challenging to post personal bests when sometimes you get done with a relay and you have to hop back up on the blocks to swim the very next event. But this group seems to be up for that challenge.”
200 medley relay: Chautauqua Lake (Gervasio, Rizzo, Luce, Testa) 2:23.19
200 freestyle: Tennity (S) 2:31.06
200 IM: Ross (S) 2:58.76
50 freestyle: Quigley (S) :27.85
Diving: Bly (S) 91.35
100 butterfly: Luce (CL) 1:20.78
100 freestyle: Quigley (S) 1:04.45
500 freestyle: Gervasio (CL) 6:44.85
200 freestyle relay: Chautauqua Lake (Testa, Schenk, Luce, Gervasio) 2:11.89
100 backstroke: Buxton (CL) 1:23.15
100 breaststroke: Tennity (S) 1:28.93
400 freestyle: Salamanca (Erlandson, Ross, Tennity, Quigley) 4:44.61
Panama 120, Salamanca 63
SALAMANCA — Jem Yarbour turned in a pair of second-place finishes for Salamanca on Tuesday, in both the 50 free and 100 free. She also swam a :27.7 in the lead leg of the 200 freestyle relay for a personal best.
Gabby Bly and Ryleigh Hutchison had PRs while taking second and third, respectively, in diving and Camryn Quigley placed second in the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly.