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.