October 8th, 2016
Ithaca finished 3rd out of 20 teams at the 7th Annual “Think Pink” Shen Invite. Perennial NY state swimming powerhouse, Pittsford led all teams with 294 points and Ithaca was edged out by Guilderland-Voorheesville 245.5 to 234.5. Ithaca added state championship qualifying performances to an impressive team effort.
Jordan Lu joined the Little Red states squad by scoring 455.75 on her 11 dive list and finishing 5th in diving competition. Indie Stratton qualified in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.60 and finishing 5th as well. The 200 free relay team of Stratton, Kristen Reid, Micaela Moravek and Annika Browning finished 2nd overall with a time of 1:39.12 which was 2 seconds faster than the state qualifying standard.
The Little Red performed well in a very competitive meet that included over 440 swimmers and divers from 20 teams. The top 16 scores/times in each event scored points for the overall point tally. The 200 Medley relay team of Willa Royce-Roll, Seldoen Oshoe, Lucy Wang, and Delia Ablard finished 11th. Annika Browning finished 2nd in the 200 Free. Micaela Moravek and Kristen Reid finished 5th and 8th in the 50 Free. In the 100 Fly Stratton was 5th, Oshoe was 9th and Royce-Roll was 14th. In the 100 Free, Moravek and Reid finished 6th and 8th while Browning and Delia Ablard finished 4th and 6th in the 500 freestyle event. In the 100 Back, Ablard was 4th and Stratton finished 10th. The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Stratton, Moravek, Reid and Browning wrapped up the meet with a 2nd place finish and besting the state qualifying standard by 3.5 seconds.
The Little Red swimmers and Divers had numerous season best performances and several lifetime best times. This performance sets a tone for the team going into the final 3 dual meets of the season and their pursuit of a Section IV Class A championship title.