Swimming, indoor track and bowling to crown state champions this weekend

Swimming, indoor track and bowling to crown state champions this weekend

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Swimming, indoor track and bowling to crown state champions this weekend

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Four individuals and two relay teams from Maine-Endwell will be the area’s representation at this weekend’s New York State Federation Swimming and Diving Meet at the Webster Aquatic Center in Rochester.

Maine-Endwell has two of the individuals competing, Chandler Krause in the 100-yard breaststroke and Franco Incitti in the 100 backstroke.

The Spartans’ 200 medley and 200 free relay teams also qualified with state times; both relays are seeded 20th.

Other local competitors are Owego’s Mitch Phelps in the 200 freestyle, and Union-Endicott diver Nate Garris. Ithaca’s Ryan Nicholson is the number 1 seed in both the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly events.

The meet begins today with prelims and diving and concludes Saturday with swimming finals. The top eight swimmers in the prelims qualify for the championship finals, with the next eight going to the consolation finals, and swimmers in spots 17-24 moving to the bonus finals.

Indoor track and field

Mike Egotanda and Kari Stromhaug are two Vestal athletes that will by vying for a state title at the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held Saturday at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.

Egotanda, a senior, is seeded second in the long jump with a seed mark of 23 feet, 8.25 inches. He is also seeded 14th in the triple jump. Stromhaug, a junior pole vaulter, is the top seed in a field of 26 with a height of 12 feet.

Also representing the Vestal boys will be Dylan Hunt and Chris Murphy (hurdles) and Mitch Youngs (55M). For the Golden Bears girls, Megan Tinklepaugh will compete in the hurdles and Kelsey Briggs will participate in the triple jump.

Other local competitors on the boys side include Norwich’s Matt Murray (600), Owego’s James Felice (1,600), Johnson City’s Jean Francois Jean-Woudson (55 and long jump), a Binghamton 1,600 relay and Union-Endicott high jumper Tyler Hubeny.

Competing in the girls event are the Binghamton trio of Jasmine Howard (55), Madeeah Oranchak (triple jump) and Grace Doherty (shot put). Emily Mackay of Union-Endicott will be a participant in the 1,500.

The girls event starts at approximately 9 a.m. and the boys event at 2 p.m.

Bowling

The Binghamton girls bowling team will be one of 11 teams competing for the state title at the NYSPHSAA Bowling Championship at Babylon Lanes on Long Island. It is the first team appearance for the Patriots, who qualified for the event by winning the team title at the Feb. 15 Section 4 state qualifier.

Julie McNeill, Jenna Dean, Tiffany Ostrom, Stephanie Sellitto, Laurie McNeill are the five Binghamton bowlers that will bowl a total of six games each on Saturday, with the team with the highest total pinfall crowned champion.

“I think we have as good of a chance as anybody,” Binghamton coach Tim Lee said. “The way the girls bowled at the state qualifier shows that they have to ability to do it.”

Corning will be representing Section 4 in the boys championship while a pair of Union-Endicott bowlers will be competing in Sunday’s all-star event. Jim Vriesema will bowl in the boys event and Renee Marcyan will participate in the girls section. Windsor’s Troy Kimble will join Vriesema in the boys draw.

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