High School Swimming: Binghamton's Godbay seventh at state finals

High School Swimming: Binghamton's Godbay seventh at state finals

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High School Swimming: Binghamton's Godbay seventh at state finals

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Binghamton’s Deyon Godbay placed seventh with a score of 459.80 in the state diving championship Friday at the Webster Aquatic Center.

Matt Mattiace of Maine-Endwell placed 13th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.79 seconds and will swim in the consolation finals today. Mattiace also finished 24th in the 100 freestyle in 48.09, earning a spot in the bonus finals.

Mattiace, Matt Gumaer, Vince Palmeri and Ty Squier finished 12th in the 200 free relay in 1:29.02 to earn a spot in the consolation finals.

Ithaca junior Ryan Nicholson, who finished second in the state last year in the 100 butterfly, set four Section 4 individual records and contributed to two relay records.

He had the fastest prelim time in the 100 butterfly (48.96) and was second in the 200 individual medley (1:51.80) behind Matthew Tanchic of Pittsford (1:51.68).

Nicholson also helped Ithaca advance to the championship finals in the 200 freestyle relay (1:25.79) and 400 freestyle relay (3:10.18), posting the second-fastest time in each event.

He broke his own Section 4 records in both individual events and contributed to section records in the relays, with the Little Red surpassing their own record times from last year.

Nicholson’s leadoff times in both relays also qualified as Section 4 records. His time of 20.50 in the 200 free relay broke the 50 freestyle record of 21.15 that was set in 1977 by Johnson City’s Ken McLaughlin. His time of 45.56 in the 400 relay broke the 100 freestyle record of 45.97 that he set earlier this season.

Both his 50 free and 100 fly times earned him All-American status.

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