Little Red Finish 3rd at Elmira Invite

Ithaca High School Girls Swimmers and Divers faced a strong test on Friday and Saturday at Ernie Davis Academy.  The Little Red Finished 3rd in the Class A division with 246 points.  Horseheads finished first with 279 and Chenango Valley 2nd with 261.50.  Full Results

Top 12 finishers in each event scored and the top 6 overall made the podium.

The 200 Medley Relay team of Willa Royce-Roll, Ana Machidon, Lucy Wang and Delia Ablard finished 5th overall.   Molly Reid was 12th, Irene Hwang was 8th, Lexi Moravek was 6th and Elise Nishii-Kim 3rd in the 200 Freestyle.  Royce-Roll finished 5th in the 200 I.M. and Ablard was 10th overall.   In the 50 Freestyle Ilah Jefferis finished 9th while teammate Chloe Giovannoni finished 7th.  Jordan Lu made the podium for 5th place in diving (and made state qualifying standard) while her teammate Lucia Salfi finished 12th in the event.   Willa Royce-Roll was the lone winner for the Little Red.  She finished first in the 100 Butterfly.  Lucy Wang, Isabel Rubin and Sophie Mertha finished 9th, 10th and 12th, respectively.   In the 100 Free Giovannoni, Gwen Lindberg and Machidon added much needed depth points by placing 5th, 10th and 11th in the sprint.   In the 500 Freestyle Ilah Jefferis broke 6:00 for the first time and finished 12th while Elise Nishii-Kim had a strong swim for 3rd place.    The 200 Free Relay team of Nishii-Kim, Moravek, Giovannoni, and Lindberg finished with a strong 4th place showing.  The Little Red showed strength in the 100 back with Molly Reid, Moravek, Lindberg, and Ablard finishing 10th, 7th, 5th and 2nd respectively.  Irene Hwang led the Little Red in the breaststroke by finishing 5th.  Teammates Ana Machidon and Popo Hong finished 7th and 8th.   The final event of the day, the 400 Free relay showed the Little Red battling against veteran Horseheads and Chenango Valley teams.  The team of Ablard, Giovannoni, Nishii-Kim, and Royce-Roll scraped out a 3rd place in the relay.    The Little Red look to host Elmira at home Oct. 3rd and will Travel to Shenendehowa H.S. on Oct 6th for the Shen “Think Pink” Invite.

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