Two-time defending sectional champion SHEDI was finally back in the pool on March 16, almost seven months late after the fall season was scrapped because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the team showed it was still in top form, winning six of the 10 contested races and defeating Ursuline, 89-79.
All meets are conducted virtually this Fall 2 season, with SHEDI swimming at the E.F International School/Marymount pool in Tarrytown and Ursuline at the New Rochelle YMCA.
Kate Anderson led the defending sectional champions with a pair of wins, while Lauren Allan and Natalie Peng also notched victories.
SHEDI, a merged team with swimmers from Sleepy Hollow, Edgemont, and Irvington, also received first-place finishes from its 200-meter medley and 200-meter freestyle relay teams.
Anderson’s wins came in the 200-freestyle in 1:57.22 and the 500-freestyle in 5:18.22.
Allan was first in the 50-freestyle in 26.24 seconds, while Peng copped the 100-backstroke in 1:05.14.
The 200-medley foursome of Peng, Florence Millet, Manon Jadot, and Caitlin Sims was first in 1:58.76, while the quartet of Grace Brady, Kate Hoesterey, Peng, and Anderson posted a 200-freestyle relay best time of 1:46.61.
A second-place finish by Millet (1:14.98), coupled with a third-place effort in the race by Jadot (1:20.58) gave SHEDI an insurmountable 89-67 advantage, with just the 400-freestyle relay to be determined. All points from that event went to Ursuline.
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ARDSLEY/DOBBS FERRY opened their season with a 122-48 loss to the combined team from Lakeland and Walter Panas (LP) on March 16.
LP completed their events at the Cooper Beech Middle School in Shrub Oak, while Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry swam at the Ardsley Middle School.
Rosemary Stamm provided Ardsley /Dobbs Ferry with their only two wins on the day, taking the 200-IM in 2:23.34 and the 100-butterfly in 1:04.49.
Three days later, on March 19, A/DF split a tri-team meet, losing to Byram Hills but defeating Pearl River.
Byram Hills completed their events at Purchase College, while Pearl River came across the bridge and completed their events at the Greenburgh Town Recreation Center.
A/DF fell to Byram Hills, 115-52, but downed Pearl River, 99-51.
Against Byram Hills, A/DF managed only a pair of first-place finishes. Micheala Iacobazzi was fastest in the 200-freestyle in 2:37.38, while Emily Fitzsimmons won the 50-freestyle in 27.40. Those times were also good enough for first-place finishes in the meet with Pearl River. Each swimmer also tacked on a second individual victory with Iacobazzi winning the 100-breaststroke in 1:25.83 and Fitzsimmons copping the 100-freestyle in 1:11.34.
A/DF also picked up an individual win against Pearl River from Eliana Miro, whose time of 3:02.84 was the fastest in the 200-individual medley.
A/DF’s 200-medley and 200-freestyle relay teams also triumphed.
The 200-medley team of Shayna Burris, Miro, Iacobazzi, and Fitzsimmons was fastest in 2:16.76, while the 200-free quartet of Fitzsimmons, Iacobazzi, Tess Korten, and Miro was first in 2:05.51.