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Heron relays continue strong state meet

The William Smith swimming and diving team continues to get strong performances from its relay teams at the UNYSCSA Championship Meet at Webster High School. The Herons produced three record-breaking performances during the first two days, and while an mark didn’t fall on Day 3, the 800-yard free relay team logged William Smith’s top finish.

In the morning prelims, Ellen Ellison, Lauren Morosky, Lindsay Simonson, and Katie Stebbins qualified for the consonlation final with a time of 8:36.04. In the evening swim, the Herons went more than 16 seconds faster, lowering their time to 8:22.51, finishing second (10th overall).

Individually, William Smith sent three swimmers to the finals of the 100 backstroke. Casey Sherwin earned a spot in the consolation final (1:01.55 prelim), while Emily Morosky (1:02.78) and Ani Vasquez (1:03.76) advanced to the third level final. Sherwin was seventh (15th) in the evening swim with a time of 1:01.8. Emily Morosky was fifth (21st) in 1:03.12 and Vasquez was eighth (24th) in 1:04.72.

The Herons also put three swimmers into the finals of the 100 breaststroke with Lia Duffy qualifying for the consolation final (1:10.51 prelim) and Stebbins (1:11.4) and Jordan Hawn (1:12.9) reaching the third level final. In the finals, Duffy went 1:10.52 to finish seventh (15th), Stebbins went 1:11.81 to take fourth (20th), and Hawn went 1:12.8 to place seventh (23rd).

Heidi Gordon logged a 2:20.29 in the 200 butterfly to qualify for the third level final, where she turned in a time of 2:19.35 to finish second (18th).

The UNYSCSA Championship will conclude on Saturday, Feb. 26.