Jayhawks Earn 56 All-Region 3 First-Team Honors In The Pool

Pictured, in back, from left, are: assistant coach Claire Johnson, Ella Fosberg, Paiden Wittmeyer, Madison Kramer, Ashlynn Swan, Stacey Blackler, Lindsey Spitz, Shaylyn Owens, Hayley Dawson, Anna Jones and assistant coach Emily Spitz. In front is head coach Todd Conklin. Photo courtesy of Jamestown CC Athletics

ROCHESTER — The accolades keep rolling in for Jamestown Community College’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams as the Jayhawks received 56 All-Region 3 First-Team honors.

The women, who won last week’s regional championship at Monroe Community College in convincing fashion, garnered 48 of the 50 First-Team honors.

Madison Kramer, who was named the Female Swimmer of the Meet, earned awards in the 50-yard backstroke, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly.

Lindsey Spitz was also tabbed four times for winning the 50-yard breaststroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley.

The Jayhawks’ Paiden Wittmeyer snagged three by leading the region in the 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly and 100-yard individual medley.

Ella Fosberg also took home three honors in the 500-yard freestyle, 1,000-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle.

Teammates Hayley Dawson and Ashlynn Swan each captured a pair of first teams by winning the 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley, and 1-meter diving and 3-meter diving, respectively.

The Jamestown CC women swept the honors in the relays as well. In the 200-yard freestyle, it was Kramer, Anna Jones, Dawson and Wittmeyer. The 200-yard medley was won by Kramer, Spitz, Wittmeyer and Jones. The team of Kramer, Wittmeyer, Jones and Dawson took home the 400-yard freestyle. In the 400-yard medley it was Fosberg, Spitz, Kramer and Wittmeyer. Lastly, Fosberg, Stacey Blacker, Jones and Dawson won the 800-yard freestyle relay.

On the men’s side, the Jayhawks took home eight All-Region First-Team honors. Those were handed out to Maxim Johnson and Brady Lindstrom, who received four spots apiece.

Johnson, the Male Swimmer of the Meet, won the 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly.

Lindstrom dominated the breaststroke, winning the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard, as well as the 100-yard individual medley.

Jamestown also captured a handful of places on the Second Team.

Shaylyn Owens grabbed the 100-yard freestyle; Blackler the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard individual medley; Fosberg the 200-yard backstroke; Dawson the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley; Jones the 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley; and Wittmeyer added to her trophy case with a Second-Team award in the 100-yard butterfly.

The men also saw their names on the Second-Team list. Lukas Baer for the 100-yard freestyle, and the relay team of Lindstrom, Toby Gifford, Johnson and Rinat Kalimullin, who finished second in the 200-yard medley.

The Jayhawks now focus on the national championships, which take place in Fort Pierce, Florida, from March 6-9.


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