January 18, 2023
Trojan Bears Qualify For States
Bruce Johnson has been coaching boys swimming for 45 years.
Never has he sent a boys relay team to a New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet.
He will this year.
The Frewsburg/Southwestern 200-yard freestyle relay team reached a state-qualifying time of 1:29.44 en route to winning Tuesday as the Trojan Bears beat Panama/Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake 122-48 in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys swimming and diving Tuesday evening at Southwestern Elementary School.
Frewsburg/Southwestern kept Gannon Moore, Grady Moore, Miles Moore and Brady Lindstrom out of individual events so they could swim in all three relays.
It paid off.
The 200-yard freestyle relay time broke the school record set in 2014 and the pool record set in 2013.
In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the quartet finished in 3:24.72 to break the pool record set in 2014.
The foursome kicked the evening off with a winning time of 1:41.86 in the 200-yard medley relay to break the school record set last year and the pool record set in 2009.
Micah Barber was a double winner for Frewsburg/Southwestern, capturing the 50-yard freestyle in 24.22 seconds and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.94.
Logan Hren also won two events: the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.92 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.84.
200y medley relay: Frewsburg/Southwestern (Gannon Moore, Brady Lindstrom, Grady Moore, Miles Moore), Frewsburg/Southwestern, Panama/Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake. T–1:41.86
200y freestyle: Noah Collins (F/S), Harrison Eckert (F/S), Will Benson (P/MG/CL). T–2:00.35
200y individual medley: Logan Hren (F/S), Landon Frederes (F/S), Owen Johnson (P/MG/CL). T–2:15.92
50y freestyle: Micah Barber (F/S), Daniel Peterson (F/S), Kody Howard (P/MG/CL). T–24.22
1m diving: Alexander Pitts (F/S). P–266.98
100y butterfly: Brody Bimber (P/MG/CL), Ethan Swan (F/S), Michael Rambacher (F/S). T–1:11.21
500y freestyle: Logan Hren (F/S), Alexander Pitts (F/S), Nathan Ruch (P/MG/CL). T–5:05.84
200y freestyle relay: Frewsburg/Southwestern (Miles Moore, Grady Moore, Brady Lindstrom, Gannon Moore), Frewsburg/Southwestern, Panama/Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake. T–1:29.44
100y backstroke: Landon Frederes (F/S), Ethan Swan (F/S), Jonathan Nocero (P/MG/CL). T–57.61
100y breaststroke: Micah Barber (F/S), Dylan Moore, P/MG/CL), Calvin Salisbury (F/S). T–1:11.94
400y freestyle relay: Frewsburg/Southwestern (Miles Moore, Grady Moore, Brady Lindstrom, Gannon Moore), Frewsburg/Southwestern, Panama/Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake. T–3:24.72
WEST SENECA TOPS J/F
West Seneca beat Jamestown/Falconer 93-63 in Erie County Interscholastic Conference boys swimming and diving at Jamestown High School.
Conner Dean and Aidan McCleery were double winners for Jamestown/Falconer.
Dean captured the 50-yard freestyle (24.24) and 100-yard freestyle (54.08), while McCleery claimed the 200-yard individual medley (2:19.02) and 100-yard backstroke (1:07.33).
200y medley relay: Jamestown/Falconer (Conner Dean, Owen Slojkowski, Logan Johnson, Aidan McCleery), West Seneca, West Seneca. T–1:59.99
200y freestyle: Jacob Helak (WS), Jack Osborne (J/F), Ronald Cole III (WS). T–2:12.70
200y individual medley: Aidan McCleery (J/F), Drew Gastle (WS), Owen Slojkowski (J/F). T–2:19.02
50y freestyle: Conner Dean (J/F), Joshua Wier (WS), Aiden Fawls (WS). T–24.24
100y butterfly: Adam Gierke (WS), Jack Osborne (J/F), Nathan Files (WS). T–1:07.29
100y freestyle: Conner Dean (J/F), Aiden Fawls (WS), Jake Wojtkowiak (WS). T–54.08
500y freestyle: Logan Johnson (J/F), Jacob Helak (WS). T–5:52.71
200y freestyle relay: Jamestown/Falconer (Aidan McCleery, Owen Slojkowski, Jack Osborne, Conner Dean), West Seneca, West Seneca. T–1:43.39
100y backstroke: Aidan McCleery (J/F), Anthony Bloom (WS), Ronald Cole III (WS). T–1:07.33
100y breaststroke: Drew Gastle (WS), Logan Johnson (J/F), Colin Lebron (WS). T–1:19.50
400y freestyle relay: West Seneca (Aiden Fawls, Joshua Wier, Anthony Bloom, Jacob Helak), West Seneca, West Seneca. T–4:08.33
FRED QUALIFIES FOR STATES
DUNKIRK — Adam Fred hit a New York State Public High School Athletic Association-qualifying time in the 50-yard freestyle, but Dunkirk/Fredonia/Forestville fell to Olean/Allegany-Limestone/Franklinville 102-62 at Dunkirk High School.
Fred, celebrating Senior Night, swam a school-record time of 21.89 seconds to win the 50-yard freestyle and then won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.86 seconds to reestablish his school record and miss a state-qualifying time by four-hundredths of a second.
D/F/F’s Riley Smith-Mallon had a personal best in the 200-yard individual medley by almost 40 seconds, Trenton Krenzer swam personal bests in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle, and Matt Dunn swam a personal best in the 100-yard backstroke.
200y medley relay: Olean/Allegany-Limestone/Franklinville (Zach Clayson, Dominic Breton, Gavin Weseman, Nicholas Hillman), Dunkirk/Fredonia/Forestville, Olean/Allegany-Limestone/Franklinville. T–1:57.97
200y freestyle: Landon Johnson (O/A-L/F), Nolan Wilczewski (O/A-L/F), Colton Reska (O/A-L/F). T–2:04.74
200y individual medley: David Ruszkowski (O/A-L/F), Sean Howard (O/A-L/F), Lucas Peterson-Volz (O/A-L/F). T–2:35.56
50y freestyle: Adam Fred (D/F/F), Dominic Breton (O/A-L/F), Trenton Krenzer (D/F/F). T–21.89
100y butterfly: Matt Dunn (D/F/F), Gavin Weseman (O/A-L/F), Dawson Mallery (O/A-L/F). T–1:01.24
100y freestyle: Trenton Krenzer (D/F/F), Dominic Breton (O/A-L/F), Sean Howard (O/A-L/F). T–53.99
500y freestyle: Lucas Peterson-Volz (O/A-L/F), Nolan Wilczewski (O/A-L/F), Colin Simons (O/A-L/F). T–6:24.91
200y freestyle relay: Olean/Allegany-Limestone/Franklinville (Dominic Breton, Landon Johnson, Gavin Weseman, Sean Howard), Olean/Allegany-Limestone/Franklinville, Dunkirk/Fredonia/Forestville. T–1:41.24
100y backstroke: Adam Fred (D/F/F), Matt Dunn (D/F/F), Zach Clayson (O/A-L/F). T–54.86
100y breaststroke: Cavan Boutillette (O/A-L/F), Johnson Li (O/A-L/F), Randy Hall (O/A-L/F). T–1:24.18
400y freestyle relay: Dunkirk/Fredonia/Forestville (Liam Moon, Jimmy Fagan, Jackson Laurie, Riley Smith-Mallon), Dunkirk/Fredonia/Forestville. T–4:47.74