By Chris Metcalf/LCAA’S FINEST
BATH – Dansville senior Ella Frazer was the area’s lone first-place finisher at Saturday’s LCAA Swimming Championships in Bath.
Frazer stood on top of the podium after winning the 200 Free with a time of 2:10.27.
Frazer was also second in the 500 Free with a time of 5:55.89 and helped clinch two third-place finishes in the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay.
“Ella loves the idea of competition, she is a fighter in big meets like this and can always be counted on to step up in her races,” Dansville swim coach Chris Everett said. “Her smile at the end of her 200 Free when her hand was first to touch was priceless and will stay with me for a lifetime.”
Wellsville dominated their way to the team title winning all but one event and outpointing runner-up Livonia 523-462. Letchworth-Perry placed a distant third (270).
The Bulldogs had three second-place finishes including Sophie Denney (200 Free), Caris Sicker (50 Free), and Sophie Beikirch (100 Breast).
Sicker, Denney, Gracie Eadie and Kiera Mayo placed second in both the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay.
Sicker, only a freshman, was also third in the 100 Back.
Way-Co’s Claire Donlon was second in the Diving competition.
Dansville senior Kaitlyn Lee finished the meet with a third-place finish in the 100 Fly and a fifth-place finish in the 100 Back. Lee was also on the 200 Free relay and 400 Free relay which finished third in both.
Abby Kendall was also on the Bronze medal relays as well as took home her own bronze in Diving. Her six-second drop in her other individual event, the 200 IM earned her a seventh-place finish.
Haidyn Scollon changed things up this year and took on the sprint freestyle events and finished eighth in the 50 Free with a new personal best and sixth in the 100 Fee also resetting her personal best in the event. These newly acquired skills were not only utilized in individual events as Scollon was the fourth member of the 200 and 400 Free Relay team.
Freshman Marrisa Ziefel and Selena White Fairbrother also swam to personal bests in the 50 Free and 100 Backstroke respectively.
Dansville’s only eighth grader Samara Wolf-Mailky had a successful meet finishing top-16 in the 100 Breaststroke with a new personal best time and top-20 in the 50 Free with a new personal best as well.
The quartet of White-Fairbrother, Ziefel, Wolf-Mailky, and Kiersten Pearson rounded out the third relay of the meet finishing eleventh overall in the 200 Medley Relay.