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Swimmingly Spectacular

  • Swimmingly Spectacular

    The Sayville/Bayport-Bluepoint Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving competed in the Suffolk County Championships


    Sayville coach Nicole Mendez-Chicas had wonderful news:


    “The Girls' Varsity Swimming and Diving team did AMAZING this past Friday and Saturday at the Suffolk County Championships.  After an undefeated season, the girls placed 3rd in the county. The girls who made Counties were Ally Alliegro, Katherine Brady, Meghan Caraher, Megan Donnelly, Leighann Gensch, Brenna Horan, Katie Kolar, Megan Romano, Melina Piervencenti,  Patricia Shiebler, Mackenzie Thomas, and Calista Tomasetti.  At Friday's Suffolk County Diving Championships, Megan Romano made States with a score of 449.95 and placed 8th in the county.  Calista Tomasetti also beat her best score with a 397.65 and placed 12th in Suffolk County.”


    “At the swimming championships on Saturday, every single swimmer beat her time in one or more of her events. The 200 Medley Relay (Mackenzie Thomas, Meghan Caraher, Megan Donnelly, and Leighann Gensch) finished 1st in Suffolk County with a 1:49.51, broke the school record for both meters and yards, and will be representing Sayville/Bayport/Bluepoint at the State Championships on November 18-19.  Mackenzie Thomas also broke the school record in the 100 backstroke (which she will be swimming at States) with a 57.69 and placed 2nd in Suffolk County. Megan Donnelly made the State qualifying cut in the 100 butterfly earlier in the season, but over the weekend she beat her best time with a 58.94 and made States in the 200 freestyle with a 1:56.88.  She placed second in the county in both of her individual events.  Meghan Caraher made States in the 100 breaststroke earlier in the season, beat her time with a 1:07.42 on Saturday, and placed 4th in the county.  Meghan also beat her time in the 500 freestyle and placed 2nd in Suffolk County.  The final event to make States was the 400 Medley Relay with Megan Donnelly, Leighann Gensch, Patricia Shiebler, and Mackenzie Thomas.  They took 7 seconds off their best time to place second in Suffolk County with a 3:39.65.”


    Congratulations, Girls!


    Photo: Coaches Nicole Mendez-Chicas and Andy O'Rourke with team members 

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