M-W’s Fairclough wins state backstroke title

Monroe-Woodbury's Morgan Fairclough. (Times Herald-Record file photo)

Monroe-Woodbury senior Morgan Fairclough proved she is the state’s fastest in the 100 backstroke, taking first place at the state meet at Ithaca College on Saturday, finishing in 55.94 seconds.

Her Monroe-Woodbury teammate, Taylor Stalnaker, placed fourth in 57.14.

Fairclough and Stalnaker, along with Claudia Kolakowski and Emily McGurk, placed second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.23.

Brittany Friese, a senior at Newburgh Free Academy, could not defend her three straight state titles in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events.

Friese was second in the 200 freestyle, finishing in 1:50.53. Niskayuna’s Kina Zhou set a meet record in the 200 with a time of 1:48.30.

In the 500, Friese placed third with a time of 4:57.51.

Clarence of Section 6 set state records in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Full results are here: http://www.nyhsswim.com/Results/Girls/2012/NYS/Public/Single.htm

2012 state girls’ swimming and diving championships
at Ithaca College
200 medley relay: 1. Clarence (Maddie Jacumski, Dorotka Tou, Victoria Butler, Dina Rommel) 1:47.20; 2. Monroe-Woodbury (Taylor Stalnaker, Morgan Fairclough, Claudia Kolakowski, Emily McGurk) 1:48.23; 5. Newburgh Free Academy (Bana Hadid, Emily Hovey, Brittany Friese, Jenna York) 1:50.21; 10. Kingston (Erin Leirey, Courtney McCardle, Olivia Reinhardt, Bridget Rodezno) 1:52.28.

200 freestyle: 1. Kina Zhou (Niskayuna) 1:48.30; 2. Brittany Friese (NFA) 1:50.53; 18. Taylor Stalnaker (M-W) 1:56.47.

200 IM: 1. Olivia Chan (Sewanhaka) 2:03.31; 21. Morgan Fairclough (M-W) 2:07.96; 24. Olivia Reinhardt (Kingston) 2:12.66.

50 freestyle: 1. Dina Rommel (Clarence) 23.32.

Diving: 1. MacKenzie Moss (Chenango Valley) 458.50; 7. Shannon McNamara (Warwick) 423.20.

100 butterfly: 1. Trudiann Patrick (Jericho) 56.15; 9. Olivia Reinhardt (Kingston) 59.04; 19. Bana Hadid (NFA) 1:00.84; 26. Katie Borriello (Valley Central) 1:01.01.

100 freestyle: 1. Kina Zhou (Niskayuna) 50.14.

500 freestyle: 1. Molly Treble (Massapequa) 4:52.27; 3. Brittany Friese (NFA) 4:57.51; 14. Kathryn Bergin (Rhinebeck) 5:06.85.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Clarence (Rebecca Anthone, Victoria Butler, Claire Willis, Dina Rommel) 1:35.75; 20. Valley Central (Katie Borriello, Danielle Falco, Christine Gray, Kaitlyn Troy) 1:42.13; 24. Washingtonville (Patricia Colton, Nicole Regenauer, Alyssa Hendricks, Samantha Dexter) 1:42.08.

100 backstroke: 1. Morgan Fairclough (M-W) 55.94; 4. Taylor Stalnaker (M-W) 57.14; 11. Kathryn Bergin (Rhinebeck) 58.67; 18. Bana Hadid (NFA) 1:00.56.

100 breaststroke: 1. Olivia Chan (Sewanhaka) 1:02.83; 14. Emily Hovey (NFA) 1:08.37; 15. Jessica Crumm (Minisink Valley) 1:08.38; 22. Colleen Carroll (Washingtonville) 1:08.68.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Clarence (Dina Rommel, Rebecca Anthone, Claire Willis, Sydney Modeas) 3:28.72; 6. Monroe-Woodbury (Jenn Paul, Emily McGurk, Morgan Fairclough, Taylor Stalnaker) 3:39.30; 7. Newburgh Free Academy (Brittany Friese, Tess Stepakoff, Emily Hovey, Bana Hadid) 3:39.40; 18. Kingston (Erin Leirey, Bridget Rodezno, Olivia Reinhardt, Courtney McCardle) 3:43.65.

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