Bill Osula Shines For STAR Swimmers

WEBSTER – STAR swimmers Sydney Burk, Natalie Fosberg, Emily Kling, Jillian Lawton, Katie Lawton, Bill Osula, Deidra Osula, Mackenzie Quinn, Xiane Smith, Sydney Thomas and Paige Turcotte competed at the Niagara District championship meet recently.

Bill Osula (12-U Boys) had a fantastic meet, earning trips to the Eastern Zone meet by virtue of first-place finishes in the 100IM (1:04.38), the 50 backstroke (28.99), the 50 freestyle (25.42) and a second place in the 100 freestyle (56.82). He also had two fourths (100 backstroke and 200 free) and a sixth place in the 50 butterfly (29.39).

Other results were:

Burk (14-U Girls): 2:20.22 in the 200 IM for seventh place dropping 3.45 seconds, 25.94 in the 50 freestyle for seventh place, 2:04.4 in the 200 freestyle (19th), 1:02.03 in the 100 backstroke for 11th place dropping 0.77 seconds, 2:13.82 in the 200 backstroke dropping 5.86 seconds for a seventh place, and 56.28 in the 100 freestyle for 12th.

Fosberg (10-U Girls): 1:11.76 in the 100 freestyle (19th place) and 31.22 in the 50 (12th).

Kling (18-U Girls): 5:37.02 in the 500 freestyle, 2:26.33 200 IM, 2:39.79 200 Breast (32nd place), 1:12.16 in the 100 Breast (24th).

Jillian Lawton (14-U Girls): 2:18.30 in the 200 IM for 12th place, 26.38 in the 50 freestyle (31st) , 2:37.29 in the 200 Breast for 5th place dropping 7.64 seconds, 1:04.95 in the 100 backstroke (18th and dropped 0.36 seconds), 2:23.02 in the 200 backstroke (28th), 58.75 in the 100 freestyle (40th place), and 1:11.37 in the 100 Breast for 18th dropping .14 seconds.

Katie Lawton (16-U Girls): 2:21.20 in the 200 IM, 1:06.39 in the 100 butterfly, 1:04.34 in the 100 backstroke (42nd place), 56.98 in the 100 freestyle for 39th place dropping .37 seconds, and 1:14.09 in the 100 Breast (41st place).

Deidra Osula (14-U Girls): 2:25.62 in the 200 IM for 34th dropping .24 seconds, 24.94 in the 50 freestyle (18th place), 1:00.79 in the 100 butterfly for a fifth place , 2:08.83 in the 200 freestyle (36th), 1:09.71 100 backstroke, and 55.08 in the 100 freestyle for eighth place.

Quinn (11-U Girls): 30.90 in the 50 butterfly for 12th place dropping .60 seconds, 1:00.89 in the 100 freestyle for 17th place dropping 2.05 seconds, and a 28.12 in the 50 freestyle for 14th and .97 seconds faster.

Smith (16-U Girls): 5:29.12 in the 500 freestyle dropping 5.47 seconds off her personal best, 2:20.32 in the 200 IM dropping 1.9 seconds, 25.37 in the 50 freestyle for 18th place, 5:04.71 in the 400 IM dropping 5.48 seconds, 2:03.49 in the 200 freestyle (40th place), 1:04.7 in the 100 backstroke, and 55.9 in the 100 freestyle for 22nd place .

Thomas (15-U Girls):1:01.09 in the 100 butterfly for 15th place dropping 1.63 seconds, 1:57.7 in the 200 freestyle for seventh place and 59.19 in the 100 backstroke for third place.

Turcotte (14-U Girls): 5:39.28 in the 500 freestyle for 29th place dropping 3.7 seconds, 2:18.42 in the 200 IM for seventh place and 3.73 seconds faster, 1:03.98 in the 100 butterfly (16th place), 2:10.23 in the 200 freestyle, 2:36.91 in the 200 breaststroke for fourth place dropping 3.99 seconds, and 1:11.38 in the 100 breast for sixth place dropping 2.84 seconds.