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JCC Men, Women Sweep Fredonia State In Swimming

FREDONIA — Jamestown Community College made the short trip up Route 60 to take on Fredonia State on Thursday night and came home with a men’s and women’s sweep of the Blue Devils.

The women took their side 120-88. Starting with the distance swimmers, Jamestown CC took first and second in the 1,000-yard freestyle, as Ella Fosberg won, with Anna Jones finishing just behind her teammate.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Jones took third and Stacey Blackler fourth.

In the quick swims, Paidern Wittmeyer earned second, with Blacker coming in fourth.

Jamestown CC dominated the 50-yard freestyle as Madison Kramer captured gold, Ashlynn Swan bronze and Shalynn Owens fourth.

Flipping to 200-yard individual medley, reigning Region 3 swimmer of the week Lindsey Spitz won, with teammate Hayley Dawson claiming third.

The 100-yard butterfly saw Kramer bring home the win, Jones touched behind her in second. Kramer also won the 100-yard backstroke, Ella Fosberg was again just behind her in second.

Spitz, Dawson, and Blackler claimed second, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Jamestown also won the 200-yard freestyle relay with the Fosberg, Owens, Spiz and Wittmeyer. In the diving pool, Swan won the 1-meter and 3-meter events, and Owens took second in the 1-meter dive.

“Overall, the coaches are happy with where both teams are as we get ready for regionals and nationals,” said head coach Todd Conklin.

On the men’s side, Maxim Johnson led a top-three sweep for the Jayhawks in the 50-yard freestyle. Teammates Lukas Baer and Rinat Kalimullin were second and third.

Johnson also won the 100-yard butterfly, beating the competition by almost 10 seconds.

Max also took first in the 500-yard freestyle, breaking the program record in the process with a 6:16:05.

Brady Lindstrom also had a great night, he took first in both the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke.

In the freestyle, Toby Gifford took third and Baer fourth. In the breaststroke, Gifford and Randall Hall also earned spots on the podium.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Kalimullin and Colton Schuman claimed second and third.

Finishing up with the 200-yard events, Schuman took third in the freestyle, Lindstrom and Gifford were second and third in the individual medley, and the Jamestown CC relay squad of Baer, Kalimullin, Schuman and Hall finished second.

“We are looking forward to this final meet of our regular season to finish on a high note. I emphasized to both teams how important it was to finish on a strong note and get ready for championship season,” added Conklin.

Up next for the swimmers is the Last Chance Meet at Monroe CC on Saturday.

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