Category Archives: Swimming

State swim meet finals results

Erie Community College in Buffalo hosted the boys state swimming finals today. Here are the results from Section 9 competitors. For the full results, click here. 200 medley relay 17. Monroe-Woodbury (Liam Allen, Shane Treanor, Andrew Choi, John Wadsworth) 1:39.23 23. Minisink Valley (Zack Vreeland, Hunter Cooney, Garrett Doherty, Michael Flaherty) 1:40.39 200 individual medley [...]

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State swim meet preliminary results

Erie Community College is hosting today’s state swimming & diving championships. The swimming prelims are over – the diving is going on right now – and here are Section 9′s results. The top 24 in each event return to the swimming finals on Saturday. NYSPHSAA has the full results from today’s action here.   200 [...]

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Section 9′s boys state swimming and diving meet team

I caught up with Newburgh Free Academy junior Juan Peticco after practice today. The Section 9 champion in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events, Peticco will compete in both at the state meet in Buffalo this weekend. Look for a story on Peticco’s journey to the state meet in Wednesday’s paper. Newburgh likes to [...]

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Section 9 boys swimming preliminary notes

Valley Central hosted the preliminary round of the Section 9 boys swimming and diving championships on Thursday night. I’ll be covering the diving on Friday and the swimming finals on Saturday (check out @THR_Montgomery for live updates) but here are a few quick thoughts on the prelim round. 200 medley relay Monroe-Woodbury will hold the [...]

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Taking a second look at predicting the OCIAA swim championships

The diving portion of the OCIAA boys swimming & diving championships was postponed to Monday (3:30 p.m. at Washingtonville High), so I thought I’d take a second look at trying to predict the final team scoring now that the psych sheet is out. The math here is based on all of the seeds placing according [...]

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Trying to predict the 2016 boys swimming championship meets

I’ve done this a few times before during particularly competitive swimming seasons in Section 9. Let’s try to predict what’s going to happen at the championship meets coming up in a few weeks. A few notes before we get to the data. This is a highly speculative process with a lot of assumptions built in. [...]

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Clifford fourth at state diving championships

Minisink Valley junior Erin Clifford placed fourth at the state diving championships on Friday at Ithaca College with a score of 480.55. Clifford had placed fifth in the state as a sophomore. New Paltz senior Caroline Murphy placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in the swimming finals on Saturday, swimming a time of 56.58. Murphy [...]

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OCIAA girls diving results

We couldn’t squeeze these in Saturday’s paper, so here are the results from Friday’s OCIAA diving championships at Washingtonville. For the full list, click here. 1. Erin Clifford (Minisink Valley) 494.45 2. Kristen Lubeski (Monroe-Woodbury) 437.40 3. Julia Brice (Cornwall) 430.00 4. Samantha Reichman (Cornwall) 395.35 5. Dana Schmidt (Warwick) 372.20 6. Jenna MacLeod (Cornwall) [...]

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Blood drive and organ donor registration event to remember Zach Woods

On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Monroe Free Library will host a blood drive and organ donor registration event to honor the memory of former Monroe-Woodbury swimmer Zach Woods. Woods passed away tragically while walking to class in the spring of 2014. Click on the link below to see the flyer for the event for more [...]

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Borkowski second in the backstroke at state swim finals

Pine Bush senior Jake Borkowski placed second in the 100-yard backstroke at the state championships at Ithaca College on Saturday afternoon. He swam the backstroke in 51.47, trailing only Clarkstown’s Ryan Wagner, who was the state champion in a time of 51.32. New Paltz senior Emile Kuyl and Port Jervis senior Nick Winograd both placed [...]

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