Thursday's high school swimming: Wahconah, St. Joe split tight meet in the pool


PITTSFIELD -- In one of the most competitive meets this season, the St. Joseph-Wahconah boys dual wasn't certain until the final relay, while the girls' dual was close throughout.

The Crusaders and Warriors had identical scores after the 100 breast, but when the 400 relay teams were called to the blocks, only the Warriors had a team left. An automatic first-place finish gave them six points and a 42-36 victory.

St. Joe used its final team in the 200 free relay, while Wahconah didn't field one. The Crusaders picked up all the points they could except for one in the 100 back and breast, but it wasn't enough.

Wahconah had earned wins in six of the first seven events, and with both teams short on swimmers, those points proved to be the difference.

Wahconah's Miles Cramer (200 IM and 500 free) and Kyle Miller (50 free and 100 back) won two events apiece.

Wyatt Porter and Ben Forbes picked up St. Joseph's individual wins.

On the girls side, the Crusaders took the lead in the first event and never relinquished it, fending off the Warriors for a 59-35 victory.

They took first place in 10 of the 11 events and earned depth points in all those races except two (they had only one team in the 400 free relay).

Jessie Tobin continued to lead the way for St. Joseph, picking up wins in the 200 free and 100 back. Her time in the 100 back (2:03) was the fastest in the league this year and just missed a pool record (2:02). Kate Nugai also was a double-winner (100 free and 100 breast).

St. Joseph won all three relays.

For Wahconah, Michaela DeFoe picked up the load individual win. The Warriors weren't able to earn enough second- and third-place finishes to keep pace.

Mount Anthony sweeps on road

CRARYVILLE, N.Y. -- The Mount Anthony boys and girls swim teams took home victories against Taconic Hills.

The Mount Anthony girls won 100-70, while the boys won 88-80.

On the girls side, Mount Anthony took two of three relay events, winning the 200 medley and the 400 free relay.

Kate Ahearn was a double winner for the Patriots, winning the 50 freestyle and the 100 free.

On the boys side, Ted Koch was a winner for Taconic Hills, winning the 200 free and the 100 free.


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