The Little Red Swimming and Diving team successfully defended their Section IV Class A title. Results The Aquanauts had a close competition with the Corning Hawks, but Ithaca’s depth held on for a 520-478 win.
The Little Red started out strong with a 3rd place finish in the 200 Medley relay with the team of Duncan Russell-Anelli, Victor Teng, Sam Glaubitz and Zach Foley.
In the 200 Freestyle event, Carter Anderson captured the win and a state qualifying standard. Teamates Norbu Naftel, Ben Silbert and Wil Dewey finished 4th, 6th and 7th respectively.
The 200 I.M. yielded similar depth points with Sam Glaubitz finishing 2nd, Victor Teng 3rd, Ethan Ku 7th and David Guan finishing 12th.
Evan Stevens capped started his meet with a win in the 50 freestyle with teammates Nate Adams and Micah Schwartz adding 5th and 14th place finishes to the total.
In the Diving Competition, Senior Jake Lafaye finished 8th, Brady Reid finished 11th and Declan Poles finished his season with an 18th place finish.
The 100 Fly event was another strong one for the Little Red. Sam Glaubitz touched 2nd with teammates Zach Foley and Norbu Naftel tying for 6th place. Senior Sean Ross finished 15th.
Evan Stevens notched his 2nd win in the 100 free event. Nate Adams finished 4th and Duncan Russell-Anelli finished 5th.
Ben Silbert outpaced the field in the 500 with teammates Wil Dewey, Zach Foley and Rob Bael finishing 4th, 5th and 7th to add much needed depth points.
The 200 Free Relay team of Evan Stevens, Duncan Russell-Anelli, Nate Adams, and Carter Anderson touched out Corning for the win and provisionally qualified for the State championship meet.
Anderson notched his 3rd win of the day in the 100 backstroke. He was followed by Duncan Russell-Anelli in 3rd place. David Guan and Ray Wang had strong swims finishing 13th and 14th, respectively.
Ithaca Breaststrokers Victor Teng, Ethan Ku, Ben Nathabeem, and Kelvin Wang had a strong showing. The placed 2nd, 5th, 9th and 10th respectively.
In the final event on the day, Carter Anderson, Evan Stevens, Nate Adams and Sam Glaubitz teamed up to win the 400 free relay. In the effort, they qualified for the state meet and broke their own pool record set in January of this year.
The Little Red now look to the State Championship meet March 1st and 2nd at the Nassau Aquatic Center in East Meadow, NY.