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Maryvale High School girls swimmers end on high note

Over the past few weekends, Maryvale’s girls swim team surpassed expectations as the Flyers broke records and finished favorably in the ECIC championships and Sectionals.

From Oct. 25-27 in Clarence, the Flyers placed sixth out of 12 schools, finishing with a total of 138 points. Five swimmers were able to advance to the Sectionals, which took place at the ECC Burt Flickinger Center on Nov. 1-2.

“The girls ended their season on a strong note,” said head coach Melissa Bernosky. “And that is something they should be proud of.”

Over the past two weeks, Kelsey Albrecht broke school records in two different events. Her time of 2:05.69 at the ECICs gave her the new mark in the 200 freestyle, but she qualified for the Sectionals in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley, finishing 11th and 14th, respectively.

Albrecht’s second record-breaking performance came in the 100 butterfly, where she clocked a 1:03.07. Her time of 2:21.63 in the IM is a personal best, as well.

Katie Gramlich competed in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. She placed 15th in the butterfly. Her time of 1:04.56 in the preliminaries is a personal best. Gramlich’s 1:08.52 in the backstroke at ECICs is also a personal best.

Shelby Metzger and Lindsay Adymy are joined by Gramlich and Albrecht in the 200 medley relay team. The girls were able to drop three seconds for a season best 4:20.14 to qualify for Sectionals.

Maddi Reimers, Gramlich, Albrecht and Metzger make up the 400 freestyle relay team that clocked a 2:09.96 at the ECICs for its best time of the season to advance to the Sectionals.

The Flyers finished ninth out of 15 schools at the Sectionals, scoring 82 total points.

“The last two weeks went very well for our team,” said Bernosky. “We exceeded our expectations, broke schools records, swam many personal best times and placed better than we could have hoped. Our season definitely ended on a high note.”

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