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Six Locals Heading To State Swimming Championships

Southwestern’s Natalie Fosberg swims to victory in the 50-yard freestyle at the Section VI girls swimming state qualifier Friday at the University at Buffalo. Photo by Debbra Bailey

AMHERST — Six local girls will represent their schools at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships at Ithaca College on Nov. 22-23 after Section VI held its state qualifier Friday at the University at Buffalo.

Frewsburg/Falconer junior Madison Kramer will take part in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke; Southwestern junior Natalie Fosberg will compete in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke; Trojans senior Grace Wood will swim the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle; Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville sophomore Victoria Spacciapolli will take part in the 100-yard breaststroke; and Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville seventh-grader Elizabeth Pucci-Schaefer will join Panama/Clymer/Maple Grove senior Hope Marshall in the 1-meter diving competition after reaching qualifying standards this fall.

On Saturday, the best performance locally was Fosberg’s in the 50-yard freestyle, which she won with another state-qualifying time of 24.66 seconds. Kramer was fourth in that same race with a time of 25.25.

Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville’s Victoria Spacciapolli won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.28 while taking fourth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:15.06.

Wood was third in the 100-yard freestyle (54.45) and Kramer was fourth (54.56).

Southwestern’s Grace Wood swims her leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay in a state-qualifying time. Photo by Debbra Bailey

Southwestern was second in the 400-yard freestyle relay and fourth in the 200-yard medley relay while Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville was fifth in the 200-yard medley relay and seventh in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

On Thursday, Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville’s Elizabeth Pucci-Schaefer took sixth (378.05) in 1-meter diving and junior Alexandra Pucci-Schaefer took seventh (372.05) while Jamestown freshman Rheese Maggio took eighth (366.75).

200y medley relay: East Aurora, Hamburg, Lewiston-Porter, Southwestern, Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville, Clarence, Williamsville North, Frontier. T–1:52.72

200y freestyle: Alexis Trietley (O/P/Fra), Mia Bogulsi (OP), Emily Dillon (L-P), Zoe Zawodzinski (Fro), Karly Bray (OP), Katherine Chugh (EA), Olivia Herman (H), Payton Taylor (KE-W). T–1:53.10

200y individual medley: Elle Noecker (E), Julie Filipski (OP), Jessica Humby (H), Victoria Spacciapolli (Fred/SC/Fo), Sarah Carlson (NW), Bailey Wiegand (KE-W), Mackenzie Fischer (OP), Ashley Felber (C). T–2:09.50

Frewsburg/Falconer's Madison Kramer swims a leg of the 200-yard medley relay. Photo by Debbra Bailey

50y freestyle: Natalie Fosberg (So), Katherine Jones (OP), Isabella Mikulec (OP), Madison Kramer (Frew/Fal), Danielle Carlson (NW), Bonnie Bautz (Fro), Rennee Rozler (H), Madison Snayczuk (Pi). T–24.66

1m diving: Elizabeth Tripp (H), Brooke Eichel (GI), Lindsey Weissman (WSE), Marissa Volk (I), Makenna O’Connell (O), Elizabeth Pucci-Schaefer (Fred/SC/Fo), Alexandra Pucci-Schaefer (Fred/SC/Fo), Rheese Maggio (J). P–455.85

100y butterfly: Sarah Conley (OP), Isabella Mikulec (OP), Bailey Wiegand (KE-W), Abigail McClintock (OP), Madeline Lee (WS), Alaina Roberts (NR), Jessica Drozdowski (EA), Olivia Klein (WN). T–58.83

100y freestyle: Alexis Trietley (O/P/Fra), Allie Bashor (St), Grace Wood (So), Madison Kramer (Frew/Fal), Mackenzie Fischer (OP), Emily Dillon (L-P), Mia Bogulski (OP), Shelby Slachetka (I). T–52.10

500y freestyle: Kya Pawli (Fro), Maya Marcyan (L-P), Madeline Domster (Fro), Karly Bray (OP), Madison McKinney (L), Charlotte Costich (C), Maggie Parobek (A), Caroline Coleman (E). T–5:05.59

200y freestyle relay: East Aurora, Niagara Wheatfield, Clarence, Iroquois, Starpoint, Hamburg, Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville, Olean/Portville/Franklinville. T–1:41.38

100y backstroke: Elle Noecker (E), Sarah Conley (OP), Kya Pawli (Fro), Ashley Felber (C), Emily Blake (OP), Natalie Fosberg (So), Alyssa Woodford (SH), Megan Jackson (O/P/Fra). T–58.09

100y breaststroke: Victoria Spacciapolli (Fred/SC/Fo), Natalie Kassirer (OP), Julie Filipski (OP), Maya Flash (SH), Makaila Hall (CH-B), Samantha Bryk (L-P), Adrianna Martino (St), Maggie Parobek (A). T–1:07.28

400y freestyle relay: Starpoint, Southwestern, Lewiston-Porter, Frontier, Orchard Park, Williamsville North, Olean/Portville/Franklinville, Hamburg. T–3:40.84

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