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Friday, 18 November 2016 10:56
14 Athletes Head to States
ITHACA — Fourteen athletes will represent Ballston Spa and the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks at the NYS Championships at Ithaca College on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. The swimming preliminaries as well as diving preliminaries, semifinals, and finals will be held on Friday. Swimming finals will take place on Saturday. Three athletes will be representing the schools in the diving portion of the championships on Friday: Ballston Spa’s Emma Swistak will be representing Ballston Spa; while Felicity Ryan and Samantha Badar will represent the Blue Streaks. Ballston Spa will have a 200-meter team competing on Saturday. Emma Hoffman, Tierra Damico, Corinne Pepper, and Annalise Pepper will represent Ballston Spa. Corinne will also be swimming the 100-yard breaststroke. The Blue Streaks will have strong representation for Saturday’s events. Taylor Patnode and Autumn Boxley will swim in individual events as well as in two relays. Patnode will be swimming the 50 free and 100 free, while Boxley will be swimming the 500 free. The Blue Streaks Victoria Breslin, Morgan Hoffman-Smith Rena Wise, and Nicole Murphy make up the team’s 200 Medley Relay. Breslin will be swimming the butterfly, Hoffman-Smith will swim freestyle, and Murphy will swim breaststroke. Rena Wise will round things off by swimming freestyle for the relay, as well as swim in the 200 freestyle relays. The Championships will begin on Friday at 8:00 a.m. with swimming warm-ups and preliminaries as well as all diving events. The event will conclude on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. with swimming warm-ups, followed by swimming finals and consolation finals at 10:00 a.m. More information about the Championships may be found by visiting http://www.nysphsaa.org/Sports/Swimming-Diving-Girls/Championship-Preview.
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