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Congratulations to all the Titans Swimmers who competed in the Niagara Frontier League Championships on Friday!
Samantha Bryk – 1st 200 I.M. , 1st 100 Breast
Allison Chaplin – 8th 500 Free , 4th 100 Breast
Kennedy Dickinson – 7th 100 Free ,
Maddie Fragale – 4th 200 I.M. , 4th 100 Fly ,
Leah Gardiner – 11th 200 I.M. ,
Claire Malkiewicz – 9th 500 Free , 8th 100 Back
Chloe Marcyan – 3rd 100 Fly , 3rd 100 Breast
Maya Marcyan – 1st 500 Free , 1st 100 Back
Alaina Roberts – 2nd 50 Free , 2nd 100 Fly
Payton Taylor – 7th 200 Freestyle , 4th 100 Free
Bailey Wiegand – 3rd 200 I.M. , 1st 100 Fly
Cierra Williams – 12th 200 I.M. , 11th 100 Breast
Good luck at Section VI ABC Class Meets!
For a full recap of the meet visit:
Congratulations to Veronica and the other members of her Medley Relay at Nardin for Achieving a NYS Cut Time with a time of 1:52.09! This time also broke the Buff State pool record along with the Nardin School record.
Veronica anchored the relay swimming the freestyle leg bringing home the State Cut Time!
Way To Go Veronica!
Good Luck At States Girls!
Congratulations to Marissa Dressel and Frances Stephenson on their outstanding performance in a 4K Open Swim in Bermuda.
Coach Marissa finished in First place with a time of 57:16. Her time was also the Second fastest time overall for the 20 -39 Male and Female age group!
Coach Frances finished in Third place with a time of 1:02:26. Her time was also the Seventh fastest time overall for the combined groups!
Amazing Job Coaches!
Check out the following article that was published in THE SUN newspaper highlighting three Titan Swimmers Allison Chaplin, Leah Gardiner and Alaina Roberts!
Eric Keppeler – Sun Staff Reporter
October 11, 2019
Last year, North Tonawanda swimmers Megan Orrange, Alaina Roberts, and Allison Chaplin and Leah Gardiner were thrilled that their 200 freestyle relay team made it to sectionals, especially since they qualified only at the very end of the season.
This year, the foursome decided to forego with any suspense, hitting the magic qualifying time in the first month of the season to already secure an invitation to the 2019 Section IV Swimming and Diving Championship at the University of Buffalo.
“We qualified late last year so we were really trying to hit it earlier this year. It was kind of surprising that we qualified so early, but it’s really exciting,” Chaplin said. “We just seemed more motivated. We were definitely motivated last year, but we were really going after it this time.”
The autiomatic qualifying time for the relay is 1:54 and the Lady Jacks clocked in at 1:52:20 during a meet in late September.
Last year at sectionals, the girls finished 12th overall with a time of 1:53:40, although their time in the preliminaries was 1:52:59.
So since the pressure to qualify is off, they can focus more on honing their craft.
“I was very surprised that they hit the time already. I didn’t think it would happen yet, but I’m certainly okay with it. Girls are swimming lights out this season,” NT coach Matthew Schutt said. “Across the board, the whole team has been averaging significantly faster times than last season.”
Equally impressive is the youth of the relay, Orrange is a junior, while Chaplin and Roberts are sophomores and Gardiner is a freshman – and they already have substantial experience and success.
“It’s a lot of build-up and there’s a lot of training for it,” Roberts said. “So although it is surprising, it’s also very rewarding. I hope we continue to get better as a team because this really is a team thing. You can’t do it unless everyone is pushing – it’s the epitome of what working as a team can accomplish.”
Roberts and Chaplin have also qualified for individual events.
Roberts has about her trip to sectionals in the 200 IM and the 100 Butterfly as well as on the relay. She’s also punched her ticket to the Class A Championship – the precursor to sectionals – in the 50 Freestyle.
Chaplin has qualified for the Class Meet in the 100 Breaststroke and the 500 Freestyle and is knocking on the door in the 200 Freestyle.
“This season, the goal is to get as many girls as we can to the class meat,” Schuttt said. “Then in the years to come, it’s to get as many to sectionals as we can. But we have to tackle the class meet first.”
In particular, Roberts has her eyes on the 50, gunning for the school record of 24.71; her best time so far is 25.95.
And she has plenty of time to get that job done.
“My goal right now is more for next season and the season after,” Roberts said. “I’m really going for the school record in the 50 Free by the time I graduate. I’d also like to make states by the time I graduate. For now I just want to place as high as I can and continue to get better.”
The playoff stretch starts in less than two weeks, with NT hosting the Niagara Frontier League Championship on October 23rd to 25th. The Class A Preliminary are October 30th at Sweet Home, with finals November 1st at the Erie Community College City Campus.
Sectionals are November 8th at UB, with States November 23rd at Ithaca college.
Good luck to all of our Titans in their upcoming league championships!
Congratulations to the following Titans for making It on the Top 40.