Tonawanda News — staff reports
Lockport finished the night as the overall winners with 296.50 points, with Lady Lion swimmers finishing among the top three spots, if not in first place, in several events at the Niagara Frontier League Meet hosted by Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Among the events won by Lockport swimmers was the 200-yard freestyle A Final, which Elizabeth Connolly finished with a time of 1:57.30. Teammate Lauren Isherwood won the B Final in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:28.41. Katie Pollock finished first in the A Final of the 50-yard freestyle as well as the A Final of the 100-yard freestyle.
The host Lady Falcons posed the only close challenge to Lockport in overall points, finishing second at 284.50 points. Katie Wagoner, Bridgette Ehrmann, Santana Sawma and Sally Rozumalski combined to win the A Final of the 200-yard Medley Relay for Niagara-Wheatfield, finishing at 1:56.17, just over two seconds ahead of second place Lew-Port.
Kenmore West finished third overall with 216 points. Among that school’s winners was Julia Sagasta, who won the A Final of the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:14.12, ten seconds ahead of her nearest competitor, Lockport’s Kristina Connolly. Sagasta also finished first in the A Final of the 500-yard freestyle.
Jenna Rice won the A Final of the 100-yard Butterfly for Ken West, while Jenna Rice won the 100-yard Backstroke.
Rounding out the rest of the competitors, in order of overall finish, were Lew-Port, Niagara Falls, Grand Island, North Tonawanda and Kenmore East.
Class A-1 Semifinals (at Hamburg)1-Grand Island 4, 4-Ken East 3, PK
After erasing a 3-1 deficit in regulation, Grand Island completed its comeback win with penalty kicks after overtime could not break a 3-3 deadlock. Brian Ailinger’s successful penalty kick proved to be the game winner for the Vikings, who will face Williamsville East next Wednesday at Hamburg High School.