The Poland Seminary High School girls and boys swim team travelled to a meet in Alliance on Nov. 29. The Poland girls team overtook Alliance with a total score of 101-59. For the boys team, despite some very good times, they fell short to their Alliance competitors, finishing with a score of 103- 26.
For the girls, Becca Stewart took first place in both of her individual events, being first to the wall in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:28.71, and also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:54.11. Also placing first place in both of her individual events was Poland junior Kayleigh Lavorini, winning the 100 free with a time of 1:01.58 and also touching the wall first in the 100 breast, finishing with a time of 1:21.89. Other important Bulldog first place finishes were provided by Stephanie Andrews, winning the 200 free with a time of 2:29.57 and Jaci Mullaly, coming in strong on the 100 back with a time of 1:21.15.
Adding second place points in both of her events was Elise Hurtuk, completing the 100 free in 1:04.74, and the 50 free in 29.03. Other second place finishes were provided by Sarah Rubesa (200 free, 2:36.41), Chloe Queen (100 fly, 1:34.95), Kelly Kozicky (100 back, 1:26.82), and Sarah Comstock (100 breast, 1:26.94). Also contributing points to the girls total score were Mirhanda Henneman (third; 200 free, 2:42.30), Celia Melillo (third; 200 IM, 3:07.85), Courtney Lilak (fifth, 100 back, 1:29.59), and Jaci Mullaly (third; 50 free, 29.57), Rubesa (100 breast, 1:30.82), and Madeleine Landry (fifth, 100 free, 1:22.39).
The Poland girls performed well in relay events. The Medley Relay foursome of Stewart (back), Lavorini (breast), Andrews (fly) and Hurtuk (free) garnered first place points with a finish time of 2:07.36. In the 200 Free Relay, Henneman, Rubesa, Mullaly and Melillo were out-touched by their Alliance competitors by less than two seconds, finishing with a time of 2:04.02. In the 400 Free Relay, Stewart, Hurtuk, Andrews and Lavorini easily won their event with a finish time of 4:17.15.
There was no diving competition.
For the boys, taking first place in both individual events was senior Ian Harker, winning the 200 free with a time of 2:08.87.75, and placing first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:12.41.
Matt Robich placed second in the 50 free with a time of 26.96, and third in the 100 back, touching the wall at 1:21.75. Sam Cowles also contributed key points to the boys team performance, placing second in the 100 free, with a time of 1:01.95, and taking third place in the 50 free, finishing at 28.17.
There were no boys relays in which both teams competed.