Wellsville swimming dominates Olean to start season 3-0

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BY CHRIS BROOKS

OLEAN — 48 hours removed from a dominant finish in the water against the Hornell Lady Red Raiders, the Wellsville Lady Sea Lions kept the momentum rolling off to the west on Thursday. With a strong beginning under wraps to start the night, Wellsville would follow with an even stronger end to the meet, as they left Olean with a massive 122-60 win over the host Lady Huskies.

Wellsville (3-0) was able to find first place finishes in 10 of the 12 events that were put on full display, with Kaylee Oswald and Hayden Waldon both leading the charge with two of those victories each. Oswald would finish as the best swimmer in both the 200 freestyle, as well as the highest scoring performer off the Diving board to wrap up the first half of action.

As for Waldon, she provided wins of her own in each half of the meet, with her first coming in the 50 freestyle, and then almost right off the hop in the second half with a winning time in the 100 freestyle. The Lady Sea Lions would go on to bring out the brooms and record all three relay victories to help their cause, gathering winning times in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.

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Other individual winners for Wellsville include: Grace Kinnicutt in the 100 butterfly, Megan Vanetten in the 500 freestyle and Allie Bidzerkowny in the 100 breaststroke.

The Lady Sea Lions are off to Bath on Saturday for the annual Dual in the Pool meet, beginning with a 10 a.m. first swim. Their regular season slate will resume on Tuesday, when they host Livonia at 5 p.m.

Team Scores: Wellsville 122, Olean 60.

Results

200 Medley – 1. Wellsville (Brandes, Waldon, Kinnicutt, Mattison) 2:02.32, 2. Olean, 3. Wellsville.

200 Free – 1. Kaylee Oswald (WLSV) 2:22.47, 2. Megan Vanetten (WLSV), 3. Elizabeth Price (OLE).

200 IMR – 1. Megan Jackson (OLE) 2:20.90, 2. Tiernee Brandes (WLSV), 3. Allie Bidzerkowny (WLSV).

50 Free – 1. Hayden Waldon (WLSV) 26.82, 2. Tyyetta Herman (OLE), 3. Morgan Mattison (WLSV).

Diving – 1. Kaylee Oswald (WLSV) 175.65, 2. Ashley Oswald (WLSV), 3. K’Lonnie Davis (OLE).

100 Fly – 1. Grace Kinnicutt (WLSV) 1:05.52, 2. Isabelle Hart (WLSV), 3. Anna Slavinski (OLE).

100 Free – 1. Hayden Waldon (WLSV) 58.36, 2. Morgan Mattison (WLSV), 3. Tyyetta Herman (OLE).

500 Free – 1. Megan Vanetten (WLSV) 6:47.54, 2. Emily Budinger (WLSV), 3. Lily Todd (OLE).

200 Relay – 1. Wellsville (Brandes, Mattison, K. Oswald, Waldon) 1:51.13, 2. Olean, 3. Wellsville.

100 Back – 1. Megan Jackson (OLE) 1:02.78, 2. Grace Kinnicutt (WLSV), 3. Kennedy Ewing (WLSV).

100 Breaststroke – 1. Allie Bidzerkowny (WLSV) 1:22.13, 2. Ella Green (WLSV), 3. London Sequerth (OLE).

400 Free – 1. Wellsville (Budinger, Hart, Kinnicutt, K. Oswald) 4:21.07, 2. Olean, 3. Wellsville.

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