Weekly Feature

2017-08-10 / Sports

TWST finishes fourth at championship meet

The Town Wrecker Swim Team swimmers placed fourth at the recently-held Niagara District Long-Course Championship meet at the Burt Flickinger Aquatic Center.

Olivia Sapio (Orchard Park) and Daniel Bowen finished second for individual high-point standings for their age groups to lead TWST’s efforts. Bowen placed first in the 400 IM, second in the 200 backstroke, and third in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, while Sapio placed second in the 400 and 200 IM events, as well as third in the 50 and 200 freestyle, and 100 and 200 butterfly.

Other top-three finishers included Marshall Adams (East Aurora) ending up second in the 11-12 200 backstroke and Sophia Noecker taking first in the 10-and-under 50 free.

TWST also had very strong relays at this competition. The boys 11-12 200 free relay of Adams, Dennis Choroser (Orchard Park), John Mallory and Jaxon Bruzgal (Orchard Park) took second place, as did the 400 medley relay of Adams, Eli Noecker, Bruzgal and Choroser, along with the 200 medley relay of Adams, Bruzgal, Noecker and Mallory.

Third-place finishes were had by the 13-14 boys 200 free relay with Ben Kisker, Keirnan Coyne (Lancaster), Luke Sapio (Orchard Park) and Christian Wilson (West Seneca), and the 400 free relay with Kisker, Coyne, Sapio and Charlie Wangelin (East Aurora).

The girls 15-and-over 400 free relay of Katrina Wardner (Orchard Park), Mary Brinker (East Aurora), Paige Pasquarella and Sapio took third place, while Wardner, Brinker, Sapio and Riley Drummond were second in the 200 and 800 free relays. Drummond, Victoria Pruaczyk (Lancaster), Sapio and Brinker were third in the 400 medley relay.

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