Thomas Leads Southwestern To Division 1 Swimming Title

OLEAN- Sparked by Sidney Thomas, Southwestern captured the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 girls swimming title on Tuesday night at Olean Middle School.

Thomas won the 200 freestyle (2:01.80) and the 500 freestyle (5:35.82) as the Trojans scored 531.5 points followed by Olean with 360, Dunkirk-Fredonia-Silver Creek with 328.5 and Chautauqua Lake with 169.

The other wins by Southwestern were Katie Lawton in the 200 individual medley (2:18.27) and the two relays the 400 freestyle and the 200 freestyle.

Lawton, Thomas, Autumn Bertges and Xiane Smith made up the winning 400 freestyle relay unit that was timed in 4:02.54 while the 200 freestyle relay was made up of Smith, Kelsey Powers, Sydney Burk and Lawton. The quartet had a winning time of 1:43.21.

Deidra Osula of Dunkirk-Fredonia-Silver Creek won the 50 freestyle (25.22) and 100 freestyle (25.22). Teammate Riley Drummond took the 100 backstroke (1:03.96).

The Section 6 meet will be held Nov. 7-8 at the Flickinger Aquatic Center in Buffalo.

200 medley relay: Olean (Nicole Raymond, Makayla Sargent, Delaney Kalsman, Kristin Brown), D-F-SC, Southwestern, Southwestern, D-F-SC. T – 1:54.95.

200 freestyle: Sydney Thomas (Southwestern), Kalsman (Olean), Megan Seeley (Southwestern), Maggie Burns (Southwestern), Shannon McNamee (Olean). T – 2:01.80.

200 individual medley: Katie Lawton (Southwestern), Jillian Lawton (Southwestern), Lelly Hoose (Southwestern), Grace Mroczka (D-F-SC), Emily Gayton (Olean). T – 2:18.27.

50 freestyle: Deidra Osula (D-F-SC), Xiane Smith (Southwestern), Kristin Brown (Olean), Mikayla Reynolds (D-F-SC), Ashley Moulton (CL). T – 25.22.

Diving: Gabrielle Bailey (Olean), Kelsey Powers (Southwestern), Kirsten Elliott (CL), Victoria Pucci-Sch (D-F-SC), Taylor Shearer (Olean). Pts. – 332.65.

100 butterfly: Makayla Sargent (Olean), K. Lawton (Southwestern), Hoose (Southwestern), Abbey Jantzi (Chautauqua Lake), Gayton (Olean). T – 56.98 (CCAA record).

100 freestyle: Osula (F-D-SC), Sydney Burk (Southwestern), Brown (Olean), Raymond (Olean), Lynsey Gutzmer (Southwestern). T – 56.48.

500 freestyle: Thomas (Southwestern), Abigail Schwartz (Olean), Anna O’Brien (Southwestern), Mikayla Polowy (D-F-SC), McNamee (Olean). T – 5:35.82.

200 freestyle relay: Southwestern (Smith, Powers, Burk, K. Lawton), D-F-SC, Olean, Southwestern, Chautauqua Lake. T – 1:43.21.

100 backstroke: Riley Drummond (D-F-SC), Burk (Southwestern), Smith (Southwestern), Raymond (Olean), Kalsman (Olean). T – 1:03.90.

100 breaststroke: Sargent (Olean), K. Lawton (Southwestern), Riley Drummond (D-F-S), Seeley (Southwestern), Haley Zebraski (D-F-SC). T – 1:06 (CCAA record).

400 freestyle relay: Southwestern (K. Lawton, Thomas, Autumn Bertges, Smith), Southwestern, Olean, Southwestern, Chautauqua Lake. T – 4:02.54.