Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tiny Duensberg/BKW win Division 2 girls’ swimming and diving title

CLIFTON PARK – One of the smallest teams in the pool won the biggest prize at the Section II Division 2 Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday.

Taking clutch victories in a pair of relay races and scoring significant points in several different events, the 4-year-old merged Duensburg/Bern-Knox-Westerlo event took some of the field’s more established footing to secure her first title in Schenendhova. teams defeated. Aquatic Center.

Duesburg/Bern-Knox-Westerlo coach Walter Armstrong said, “I was as surprised as anyone who has a 12-10 roster, many of whom made it to Saturday’s final.” We ran the numbers and knew it was It’s about to be close. It’s great for girls to do that.”

Duensburg/Bern-Knox-Westerlow scored 343 for Mohsen/Chalmont’s 309 and Queensbury’s 298. Queensbury won the 2019 Division 2 title when Mohanassen/Chalmont finished second and D/BKW third.

There was no section in the last school year due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are working our way up,” said Duensburg/BKW senior captain Bethany Short, who could not compete due to a shoulder injury. “We have been together since we were little kids and we get progressively better and better. went.”

Duensburg/Bern-Knox-Westerlo went 5-1 in the Colonial Council double meeting and lost by two points to Mohonassen/Chalmont before their strong efforts in Friday’s preliminary and Saturday’s final.

“It’s madness. It’s mind-blowing,” said Duesburg/BKW senior captain Kristen Johnson of her team’s win.

Duensburg/Bern-Knox-Westerlow finished the meet with victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, as Becca Wright, Alexandria Byrd, Emma Lindeke and Maura O’Donnell clocked 3:49.41 for the top four from Mohansen/Chalmont took. :51.25) and Queensbury (3:51.68).

Just before that, O’Donnell and Lindeke placed second (1:13.11) and fourth (1:13.47) respectively in the 100 breaststrokes, and just before that, Abigail Nelson was fourth (1:04.29).

100 in the backstroke.

“We were panicking near the end,” Johnson said. “We said we had to really push it. We pumped up our energy. We were applauding so loudly. It was exciting.

“All of our swimmers put their whole heart into it.”

Nelson, Paige Kropp, Maris Mitchell and Byrd won the 200 free relay with a 1:47.92. In other individual events, Mitchell and Bard placed third (2:06.53) and fourth (2:06.70), respectively, in the 200 free; Lindke and Nelson were second (2:17.83) and fourth (2:28.96), respectively, in the 200 individual medley; O’Donnell was second (25.62) in the 50 free; The Bard was third (57.91) in the 100 free; and was fourth (5:52.36) in the Crop 500 free.

“I just want them to give their best,” Armstrong said. “At the end of the day I want them to have a good time and feel good about themselves.

Nelson, O’Donnell, Lindeke and Wright (1:59.43) finished fourth in the 200 medley relay to start Saturday’s final.

“We are super, super excited,” said Lindeke, Duensburg/BK-W’s third senior captain. “It took a lot of hard work in the pool. Put your heart into it every day. I am trying to do everything perfectly. “

Amanda Jürgellon of Mohansen/Chalmont won the 50 free (24.81) and 100 free (53.22), and will compete in both events at the November 19-20 state meet at Ithaca College. Mohonassen/Chalmont’s Abigail Dusault won the 500 free (5:31.04). Jurgelon, Vittoria Carney, Abigail Celno and Lia Cox gave Mohansen/Chalmont another victory in the 200 medley relay (1:54.86).


Duensburg/Burn-Knox-Westerlow 343, Mohonsen/Chalmont 309, Queensbury 298, Emma Willard 271, Ravenna-Koymans-Selkirk 245, Glens Falls 150, La Salle 145, Holy Names 139, Gloversville/Mayfield 109, Fonda-Fultonville 17, Catholic Central 17.


200 Medley Relay – Mohansen/Chalmont (Jurgen, Carney, Selno, Cox), 1:54.86; 200 Free – Fink (RCS), 2:04.04; 200M – Lawler (HN), 2:12.40; 50 free – Jurgeln (m/s), 24.81; Diving – Bardack (EW), 343.75; 100 fly – bear (Q), 1:00.37; 100 free — Jourglen (m/s), 53.22; 500 Free — Dassault (m/s), 5:31.04; 200 Free Relays – Duensburg/Bern-Knox-Westerlo (Nelson, Kropp, Mitchell, Bard), 1:47.92; 100 back – Bearer (Q), 1:00.66; 100 breast — Lawler (HN), 1:08.70; 400 Free Relays – Duensburg/Burn-Knox-Westerlo (Wright, Bard, Lindeke, O’Donnell), 3:49.41.

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