Aquanauts Finish 2nd, drop two pool records.

The Little Red Boys Swim and Dive team swam and dove to a 2nd place finish at the Inaugural Invitational at the Glen.  Along the way, Carter Anderson contributed to two pool records.  First, Anderson broke the 200 Free pool record of 1:46.31 lowering it to 1:46.24 and capturing the win.   Second, Carter teamed up with Evan Stevens, Flaminio Glaubitz and Nate Adams to upset Shenendehowa for the win in the 400 free relay, and lower the Pool Record from 3:23.59 (set in Feb 2009) to 3:19.21.

The Little Red had multiple finals qualifiers throughout the day and swam tough against Section 2 power, Shenendehowa throughout the 12 event competition.  Full Results

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Aquanauts have strong showing in Pre-lims

The Boys team started the new year with a strong performance in the preliminary round  of the inaugural Invitational at the Glen.  The Little Red have qualified several swimmers in each event to swim in finals today.   Ithaca face Section II power Shenendehowa, STAC rivals Horseheads, Chenango Valley and Corning as they look to improve upon their placing and bring home some hardware.    Diving competition starts at 9:00am with swimming finals following at 2:00pm.

Prelims results

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Boys have strong December

The Boys have started off their 2018-1019 campaign with 3 strong meet performances.   On December 1st the Little Red successfully defended their Hilton Invite title with a 140 point win over runner-up, Corning.  Hilton Results

The Aquanauts hosted Binghamton on December 7th, showed exceptional depth in their 102-67 win. Bing Results

December 14th at the Shen invite proved to be no different.   The Little Red Diving team (Brady Reid and Rob Chatrchyan) made history by being the first Ithaca male divers to make the cut at the meet.  Rob Chatrchyan went on to place 16th overall, the best finish of an Ithaca diver in the team’s history at the meet.   The team brought home several top 16 finishes through out the day.   Victor Teng qualified for the NYS meet in the 100 Breaststroke.  Evan Stevens will be joining him at the meet having qualified for the 50 free.  Carter Anderson notched two qualifying standards in the 200 and 500 free events.  Results

The Aquanauts wrap up 2018 with an away contest against rival, Horseheads on Dec. 21st, 5:30pm.

 

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Ithaca uses depth to stay on top.

The Little Red Aquanauts finished as the Champion of the Class A team division at the 38th Jack Thomas Invitational at Ernie Davis Academy.   Ithaca outlasted Horseheads, Chenango Valley, Greece (Section 5), Owego and Vestal in their pursuit of the title.

Results

1B4AD1CC-0352-40CD-869B-E3A56B7307A7Friday night, the Divers performed well and Lucia Salfi narrowly missed state qualification finishing 4th, Caitlyn Anderson finished 9th, MJ Jett finished 11th and Paige Tomberelli finished 12th.

Ithaca started off the 2nd day with a 2nd place finish in the 200 Medley Relay ( Lindberg, Hwang, Royce-Roll, Nishii-Kim).    Elise Nishii-Kim and Lexi Moravek finished with a 2nd place and 6th place in the 200 freestyle, respectively.  In the 200 IM Willa Royce-Roll finished tied for the 3rd place, Ilah Jefferis finished 9th place and Sophie Mertha finished 11th.  Chloe Giovannoni had the first win for the Little Red by claiming the top spot in the 50 freestyle and teammate Gwen Lindberg finished 6th.   Willa Royce-Roll finished 4th in the 100 butterfly, while Ilah Jefferis took 7th and Sophie Mertha finished 15th.  In the 100 freestyle Chloe Giovannoni finished 2nd, Lexi Moravek finished 4th and Ana Machidon finished 14th.  In the 500 freestyle Elise Nishii-Kim finished 2nd, Irene Hwang finished 9th and Zoey Zentner finished 18th.

Ithaca were the runners up in the 200 Free Relay (Giovannoni, Moravek, Lindberg, Jefferis).  Gwen Lindberg added the 2nd win of the day in the 100 backstroke while teammates Reese Mount and Mea Vesci finished 6th and 12th, respectively.  In the 100 breaststroke, Irene Hwang finished 4th, Ana Machidon finished 7th, and Reese Mount finished 16th.

The Little Red wrapped up the day with a win in the 400 Freestyle relay (Nishii-Kim, Lexi Moravek, Royce-Roll, Giovannoni).

Ithaca wraps up their dual meet season this week with meets on the road against Elmira (10-16) and Owego (10-19).

 

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Little Red Are Rolling

In a 4 day span the Little Red have had two of the biggest meets of their season.    On September 29th the Aquanauts traveled to Clifton Park to compete in the Shenedehowah Invitational.  They placed 7th as a team out of the stacked 22 team field that included perennial state power teams of Pittsford, Shenendehowah, Niskayuna and Horseheads.

The Little Red battled sickness, exhaustion and nerves added 3 state qualifying swims to their accomplishments.  Willa Royce-Roll and Gwen Lindberg qualified for the 100 butterfly and the 400 free Relay team of Willa, Chloe Giovannoni, Lexi Moravek and Elise Nishii-Kim also notched a state qualifying standard.   There were many PRs and solid finished throughout the meet.  Full Results are posted Here

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3 days later, October 2nd, the Little Red would face off against their Section IV rival, Horseheads.  Just over a year ago, the Blue Raiders handed Ithaca their first dual meet loss in 25 years.   Ithaca was looking to get back on their undefeated streak and send their Seniors off on Senior Night with a win.   The Little Red won 7 events on the night an with the help of depth points were able to outlast Horseheads 103-83.  Full Results

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Little Red are Inaugural Invite Champs

The Little Red used their depth to win the Invitational at the Glen.   Section 5 brought perennial powerhouse, Fairport and Section 4 squads Chenango Valley, Horseheads and Owego provided for a very competitive meet.

Team Scores:  Ithaca 420, Fairport 374, Chenango Valley 372, Owego 268, Horseheads 264, Watkins Glen 186, Hilton 132.5, Corning 122.5, Notre Dame 30
Elise Nishii-Kim helped the Little Red to 3 wins on the day.  Elise qualified for states in the 200 free and 500 free events and helped her teammates, Chloe Giovannoni, Alexandra Moravek and Willa Royce-Roll win the 400 Free Relay.   Willa Royce-Roll was also a winner in the 200 I.M.
Several of the Little Red qualified for Finals by placing in the top 24.  You can see Full results here:  Full Results
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Rolling Red

The Little Red have rolled off 3 wins in a row.   Corning, Watkins Glen and Elmira Notre-Dame fell to the Little Red’s impressive depth.

Corning Results

Ithaca v Watkins Glen v Notre Dame Results

The Red look forward to some tough competition at the Invite at the Glen  Friday Sept 21st and Sat. Sept 22nd at Watkins Glen Central School.

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