Ithaca had a great team effort at the Preliminary round Wednesday night. the top 16 times from the preliminary round will qualify to swim at Finals on Saturday for the Championship. Preliminary Results
The 200 Medley Relay team of Willa Royce-Roll, Seldoen Oshoe, Lucy Wang, Delia Ablard had the top seed over rival Horseheads. The “B” Relay team of Molly Reid, Zoey Zentner, Abigail Williamson and Sabine Zentner had strong swims to top the exhibition relays.
The 200 Freestyle saw Ithaca Finish 2nd (Indie Stratton), 3rd (Elise Nishii-Kim), 5th (Kristen Reid) and 6th (Lexi Moravek). Zoey Zentner and Claire Parment had career best times in the event as well.
In the 200 IM, Annika Browning, Lucy Wang and Popo Hong made it into the top 8 swimmers, while Ana Machidon finished 11th. Molly Reid and Elena Chatrchyan each had season best times.
Micaela Moravek paced all Ithaca sprinters by finishing 2nd with Chloe Giovanonni placing 8th and Gwen Lindberg finishing 10th. Valerie Chen finished 23rd and Cady Habicht and Cassidy Raponi had season best times.
The 100 Butterfly saw the Little red place 4 swimmers in the top 8 swimmers: (Willa Royce-Roll, Seldoen Oshoe, Isabel Rubin, Lucy Wang). Abigail Williamson and Sabine Zentner also had season best times.
In the 100 Free, Micaela Moravek, Indie Stratton, Kristen Reid, and Chloe Giovannoni all placed in the top 8. Abigail Williamson and Claire Parmenter had career best times in the event.
The 500 Freestyle saw the Little Red place 3 swimmers in the top 5 spots ( Delia Ablard, Elise Nishii-Kim, and Isabel Rubin).
The 200 Free Relay team of Micaela Moravek, Chloe Giovannoni, Seldoen Oshoe, and Indie Stratton secured the top spot, while the team of Parmenter, Raponi, S. Zentner and Habicht all had season best splits in their effort.
The 100 backstroke event had Little Red place 1st and 2nd (Delia Ablard, Willa Royce-Roll) and 6th and 7th (Gwen Lindberg, Lexi Moravek). Molly Reid and Valerie Chen had solid swims in the 100 back with season best times.
The biggest surprise of the evening was the Little Red’s performance in the 100 breaststroke. The Little Red secured 4 swimmers in the top 8 finishers (Popo Hong, Seldoen Oshoe, Ana Machidon, Irene Hwang). Zoey Zentner had a season best time and Elena Chatrchyan had a strong swim.
The 400 Free Relay team of M. Moravek, Giovannoni, Ablard, and Stratton secured the top spot in the event. The “B” relay team of Z. Zentner, Habicht, Chatrchyan, and Parmenter all had season best splits in a strong relay performance.