Saturday, May 21, 2022

JCC Women tied for first place at the January Invite

In their last home swim event of the season, the Jamestown Community College Women’s Swimming & Diving Team tied for first place in the JCC January Invitational with NCAA Division II Roberts Wesleyan College.

Kaley Constantino (Frewsburg, NY/Frewsburg HS) continues to have a strong season, finishing first in the 50-yard backstroke and second in the 200-yard breaststroke. Constantino posted times of 33.86 50 yards backstroke and 2:48.25 200 yards backstroke, both new personal bests.

Jenna Fibiger (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa/Fourways HS) also placed first and second. Fibiger finished first in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 29.72 and second in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 33.98, both personal bests.

Tia Moppert (Gowanda, NY/Gowanda HS) continued the trend by finishing first in the 100-yard butterfly and second in the 100-yard freestyle. Moppert finished with a time of 1:08.93 for the 100 yard butterfly and 59.47 for the 100 yard freestyle, both personal bests.

Emily Lyon (Panama, New York/Central Panama) continues to show progress during the season, setting personal bests in the 200 yard breaststroke (3:17.07) and 50 yard backstroke (41.54).

Jade Vidas (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa/Parkstown HS Girls) improved her time in the 50-yard butterfly, finishing in a time of 31.33.

Courtney Boardman (Lakewood, NY/Frewsburg, USA) improved in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 42.40.

At the beginning of the meeting, the team of Fibiger, Constantino, Vidas and Moppert took first place in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:06.01.

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A team of Boardman, Lyon, Lindsey Finch (Russell, PA/Eisenhower HS) and Kylie Hennessy (Warren, PA/Warren Aria HS) competed in the 200-yard freestyle relay, finishing in a time of 1:43.22.

The Jayhawks will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Erie-KK for their last meeting of the season in the Western New York Athletic Conference.


In their final home swim event of the season, the Jamestown CC Men’s Swimming & Diving Team finished third in the JCC January Invitational.

Joseph Keyser performed well for the Jayhawks in his rookie season, finishing with a couple of second-place finishes. Keyser posted a time of 25.35 for the 50-yard freestyle and 31.60 for the 50-yard backstroke.

Cole Carlson (Boonsboro, MD/Southwestern High School) set a new personal best in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 2:07.13.

Colby Panthall (Jamestown, NY/Maple Grove HS) had a great day in the pool, setting a personal best in the 1,000 yard freestyle, cutting his time by 27 seconds in 12:08.15.

The team of Panthall, Carlson, Keizer and Jackson Wanstrom (Jamestown, NY/SW) finished the day in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:43.22.

The Jayhawks will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Erie-KK for their final WNYAC meeting of the season.


Jayhawks Split

GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania. Traveling on the Mel Berry Duals hosted by Thiel College, Jamestown CC split two matches, defeating Muskingum University 15-3 and losing to Thiel College 42-9.

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In a match filled with double penalties, the Jayhawks (4-4) proved themselves in the matches that took place.

After losing 3-0 after the match at 125 pounds, Joey Pillitieri (Falconer, New York/Falconer HS) took over at 141 pounds with a big decision win over Tanner Donatan 17-4.

Moving up to 157 pounds, James Rankin (Cleveland, OH/Garfield Heights) accepted the challenge. Rankin got to work early and often against the Denver Kosh, picking up a massive 15-4 win.

Moving up to 197 pounds, Brock Johnson (Falconer, NY/Falconer HS) continued his decision-winning trend with a 15-5 win over Andrew McPhee.

To end the duel, heavyweight Alex Christie (Fredonia, NY/Fredonia HS) took the win by posting a 3-1 decision over Noah DeHeno.


In the second duel of the afternoon, Pillitieri and Christy were the only Jayhawks to score victories.

At 141 lbs, Pillitieri got on board Jamestown CC, recording a 15-8 decision over Hunter Martz.

Christy ended the day in style, trailing Seth Phillips by just 50 seconds in the second period.

The Jayhawks will be back in action on Saturday when they host Gannon University at 4:00 pm.

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