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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
by Jim Hadley
With a total of 363 points, Greeley swimmers surpassed Fox Lane (266 points) and Clarkstown (239 points) to win their third straight Section 1 title at Felix Festa Middle School on Wednesday Nov 5.
The Medley Relay team of Emma Hadley, Olivia Lyman, Erica Silverman and Isabella Weiner led off the meet to finish first and set a Section 1 meet record with a time of 1:48.58. Kasia Malendowicz finished first in the 500 Freestyle with an All-American Consideration time of 4:55.01 and Emma Hadley finished first in the 100 Backstroke with All-American time of 55.57 setting a Section 1 meet record and a Greeley team record.
Other highlights include second place finishes in both 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays. The 200 relay team of Eric Silverman, Isabella Weiner, Rachel Hellman and Kasia Malendowicz set a team record of 1:38.99 and qualified for the NY State High School Championships and the 400 relay team of Rachel Hellman, Cate Sawkins, Nicole Digiacomo and Kasia Malendonwicz set a team record of 3:34.45 and also qualified for the state meet.
In individual events Senior Erica Silverman finished second and qualified for the state meet in both the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly.
In total Greeley is sending 11 swimmers to the NY State High School Championships in Ithaca, NY on November 21 and 22. In addition to the three relays, individual qualifiers included Gaige Elms, Mary Fitzsimmons, Emma Hadley, Rachel Hellman, Olivia Lyman, Kasia Malendowicz, Amanda McHugh, Cate Sawkins, Erica Silverman and Isabella Weiner.
Photo: Greeley swimmers accept Section 1 award