Jayhawks Folman, Tubbs Win At District Meet

ROCHESTER – The Jamestown Community College swimming and diving team traveled to Monroe CC last weekend to compete in the Region 3 North East District Championships.

The women’s team came away with a third place and the men fourth place out of nine teams. Monroe Community College was first on both sides.

“It was a very competitive meet with several season and personal-best times swam from our team,” JCC coach Mike Giambruno stated. ”Friday morning’s preliminary heats were a little sluggish. but the athletes came back for the remainder of the meet and did a fantastic job rising to the challenge.”

Camille Follman lead the Jayhawks with a double win in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events winning gold medals for both events in a time of 1:02.20 and 2:18.94 both season best times. She also took home a silver medal in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:26.62, also a season best.

Diver Phil Tubbs won gold in the 1-meter diving with a score of 405.45.

Several Jayhawks swam season-best personal best times at the meet as well.

Reed Porterfield was seocnd in the 200 IM in 2:14.22 and thirrd in the 100 and 200 breaststroke in 1:05.32 and 2:28.18.

Mark McGraw swam a personal best in the 200 breaststroke in 2:40.63 and Eric Masood went 24.81 for third in the 50 freestye and 1:02.10 in the 100 backstroke.

Victoria Matteson had several fine swims in the 500 free and the 100 and 200 butterfly. Matteson went 6:24.89, 1:15.88 and 2:42.34 in the respective events.

“Vicky had three personal- or season-best times for her event this meet,” Giambruno said. ”She had a great meet and I’m happy she did so well.”

Brittany Green had a season-best 100 freestyle in 1:08.34 while Abbey Milliner had season-best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle at 28.60 and 1:04.60 respectively. Millner was also second in the 1-meter diving with a score of 253.25.

The men’s and women’s medley relay teams were second, posting times of 1:55.51 for the men and 2:13.31 for the women.

“All in all a nice finish to a great season,” Giambruno said. ”All the student-athletes have worked very hard juggling academics, athletics and work and made this season a success. We still have our national meet in Florida in March so there’s still work to be done, but I know we’ll finish strong and I appreciate all the athlete’s hard work.”

The team finishes it’s season in Fort Pierce, Fla., on March 4-9 at the National Junior College Swimming and Diving Championships.