In a 4 day span the Little Red have had two of the biggest meets of their season. On September 29th the Aquanauts traveled to Clifton Park to compete in the Shenedehowah Invitational. They placed 7th as a team out of the stacked 22 team field that included perennial state power teams of Pittsford, Shenendehowah, Niskayuna and Horseheads.
The Little Red battled sickness, exhaustion and nerves added 3 state qualifying swims to their accomplishments. Willa Royce-Roll and Gwen Lindberg qualified for the 100 butterfly and the 400 free Relay team of Willa, Chloe Giovannoni, Lexi Moravek and Elise Nishii-Kim also notched a state qualifying standard. There were many PRs and solid finished throughout the meet. Full Results are posted Here
3 days later, October 2nd, the Little Red would face off against their Section IV rival, Horseheads. Just over a year ago, the Blue Raiders handed Ithaca their first dual meet loss in 25 years. Ithaca was looking to get back on their undefeated streak and send their Seniors off on Senior Night with a win. The Little Red won 7 events on the night an with the help of depth points were able to outlast Horseheads 103-83. Full Results
The Little Red used their depth to win the Invitational at the Glen. Section 5 brought perennial powerhouse, Fairport and Section 4 squads Chenango Valley, Horseheads and Owego provided for a very competitive meet.
Team Scores: Ithaca 420, Fairport 374, Chenango Valley 372, Owego 268, Horseheads 264, Watkins Glen 186, Hilton 132.5, Corning 122.5, Notre Dame 30
Elise Nishii-Kim helped the Little Red to 3 wins on the day. Elise qualified for states in the 200 free and 500 free events and helped her teammates, Chloe Giovannoni, Alexandra Moravek and Willa Royce-Roll win the 400 Free Relay. Willa Royce-Roll was also a winner in the 200 I.M.
Several of the Little Red qualified for Finals by placing in the top 24. You can see Full results here: Full Results
The Little Red have rolled off 3 wins in a row. Corning, Watkins Glen and Elmira Notre-Dame fell to the Little Red’s impressive depth.
Ithaca v Watkins Glen v Notre Dame Results
The Red look forward to some tough competition at the Invite at the Glen Friday Sept 21st and Sat. Sept 22nd at Watkins Glen Central School.
The Binghamton Patriots traveled to Ithaca for a meet with long time STAC foe, the Little Red. An early Double DQ by Ithaca, gave some early life to the Patriot’s chances of upset. The Little Red steadied their course and proved to have too much depth over the duration of the next 11 events and sealed the victory 110-73. Full Results
Next, the Little Red take on Corning at Corning East High School Sept 12th, 5:30pm.
practices have started this week and the Little Red are excited for some fast swimming and tight diving!
Boys swimmer, Evan Stevens, was named the outstanding boys swimmer of the 2017-2018 school year by Espn 1160. In addition, Coach Blakely-Armitage was named the outstanding coach of both girls and boys swimming and diving for 2017-2018.