Jamestown Swimmers Excel At Class A Championships

Pictured is the Jamestown High School Section VI Class A qualifying team. From the left are divers Caleb Piazza and Elijah McIntosh; and swimmers Joseph Roehmholdt, Matthew Roehmholdt, Brennan Roehmholdt, Kyle Dean, Beck Anderson and Jacob Anderson. Submitted photo

CLARENCE — The Jamestown High School boys swim team — one of the smallest squads in last week’s Section VI Class A championships — still made an impact, highlighted by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay at Clarence High School on Friday in a state-cut time.

Comprising that relay were Brennan Roehmholdt, Matthew Roehmholdt, Joseph Roehmholdt and Kyle Dean. Their time of 1:29.91 was more than three seconds faster than their 1:32.95 clocking in the preliminaries and earned them a berth in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships at Nassau Aquatics Center on Long Island next month.

Dean claimed the Red Raiders’ other first-place finish in the 100 freestyle (49.11), which was 1.33 seconds faster than his preliminary time of 50.44.

The Roehmholdt brothers and Dean also had a fine finish in the 200 medley relay (142:31), which was good for third place after a 2.64-second improvement from its preliminary time (1:44.95).

In other results, Joseph Roehmholdt was fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:04.94); Matthew Roehmholdt was seventh in the 50 freestyle (23.27); Beck Anderson was eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:01.08) and 10th in the 100 butterfly (59.02); Brennan Roehmholdt was ninth in the 100 freestyle (50.89); and Jacob Anderson was 13th in both the 200 freestyle (1:59.59) and the 500 freestyle (5:32.63).

In diving, which was held at Maryvale High School last Tuesday, Caleb Piazza finished 13th with 280.40 points and Elijah McIntosh was 14th with 275.90 points. Both scores were personal bests.

All told, the Red Raiders finished sixth out of 14 teams with 161 points. Orchard Park was first with 419.50.

The state meet will be held March 1-2.