Ithaca successfully defended its Section IV Class A team championship Saturday with a 41 point victory over Horseheads.
The Little Red won 4 of 12 events on the day and won the meet on its exceptional depth. Ithaca’s 200 Medley Relay (Gwen Lindberg, Ana Machidon, Willa Royce-Roll, Delia Ablard) touched first in the first race of the day, setting the tone for the meet. This young Little Red team swam faster than their Preliminary times and did not let up during each race throughout the day.
In the 200 freestyle event, Elise Nishii-Kim placed first and qualified for the State championship competition. Delia Ablard, Alexandra Moravek and Molly Reid finished 2nd, 3rd and 7th respectively.
200 Individual Medley: Willa Royce-Roll finished 2nd, Popo Hong 6th, Lucy Wang 8th and Sophie Mertha 9th.
50 Freestyle: Chloe Giovannoni 5th, Ilah Jefferis 10th, Mea Vesci 12th.
1 Meter Diving: Jordan Lu 2nd, Lucia Salfi 3rd
100 Fly: Willa Royce-Roll defended her 100 fly championship, Isabel Rubin 5th, Lucy Wang 6th, and Sophie Mertha 10th.
100 Freestyle: Chloe Giovannoni 2nd, Alexandra Moravek 3rd, Gwendolyn Lindberg 6th, Ana Machidon 9th.
500 Freestyle: Elise Nishii-Kim qualified for states and touched first, Irene Hwang 4th, Isabel Rubin 5th, Ilah Jefferis 10th.
200 Free Relay: the team of Chloe Giovannoni, Gwendolyn Lindberg, Alexandra Moravek, Elise Nishii-Kim finished 2nd and qualified for the State meet.
100 Backstroke: Delia Ablard 2nd, Gwendolyn Lindberg 3rd, Molly Reid 5th, Mea Vesci 6th.
100 Breaststroke: Irene Hwang 3rd, Ana Machidon 5th, Popo Hong 6th, Zoey Zentner 9th.
400 Freestyle Relay: the team of Nishii-Kim, Giovannoni, Ablard and Royce-Roll finished 2nd and qualified for the stated meet.
1. Ithaca 559 2. Horseheads 518 3. Vestal 287 4. Corning 269 5. Binghamton 142 6. Union Endicott 139 7. Elmira 113