Christian Lee won the 200-meter individual medley, and was part of the first-place 400-freestyle relay team, both of which figured in AHEDI’s Section I championship on Feb. 25.
AHEDI is made up of swimmers from Ardsley, Hastings, Edgemont, Dobbs Ferry, and Irvington.
The sectional qualifiers and final round were held virtually. AHEDI completed their qualifiers at the Ardsley Middle School on Feb. 23. Two days later, swimmers who made the cut in their respective events were back at the middle school pool to post times in the final round. Each school did likewise at their “home” venues. All times were inputted the night of Feb. 25.
AHEDI finished with 335½ points, outdistancing second-place Scarsdale, which had 292 points.
“What a season,” AHEDI coach Jackie Cordero said. “We pulled through finishing up as the 2021 league champs and Section I champs.”
AHEDI won League A with a 7-0 record.
“The boys were super excited to finish up so strong this season, especially during this pandemic year,” Cordero said. “Their determination, depth, strength, and willingness to follow all safety protocols helped them become champions.”
Lee’s winning time in the 200-IM was 1:52.29. He later teamed with Ben Patterson, Akira Lomvardas, and Connor Vincent to win the 400-free relay in 3:15.57. Lee also added a third-place finish in the 100-butterfly in 51.11 seconds.
Vincent chipped in with a pair of runner-up efforts. He was second in both the 200-freestyle, in 1:44.65, and in the 500-freestyle, in 4:43.72. Philip Thayer was third in the 500-free in 4:50.00 and fourth in the 200-free in 1:48.14. AHEDI also picked up a fourth-place finish from Justin Wong in the 100-freestyle in 49.04 seconds, as well as a fifth-place effort from Patterson in the 100-backstroke in 55.25 seconds.
AHEDI’s 200-medley and 200-freestyle relay teams chipped in with valuable points, each team finishing third.
The 200-medley quartet of Brice Pierce, Lomvardas, Lee, and Wong finished in 1:39.27, while the 200-free relay squad of Wong, Zachary Kotronis, Lomvardas, and Vincent was third in 1:30.22.
Horace Greeley was third in the final standings with 267 points, followed by FL/JJ/B (201), Clarkstown (185), L/WP/PV (157), Wappingers (110), North Rockland (110), Tappan Zee (109½), and White Plains (107), New Rochelle (64), Suffern (57), Arlington (54), Yorktown/Somers (53), Rye Town (50), Eastchester (35), Mamaroneck (32), Yonkers (24), Peekskill/Croton/Hen Hud (22), Beacon (16), Nyack (14), and Ossining (9).