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.
Friday 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).