GLOVERSVILLE - Just hours after attending the funeral of former team captain Alex Kogut who was killed at the State University of New York at Brockport, New Hartford came to Gloversville and went home with a 101.5-78.5 win over the Gloversville-Mayfield girls' swimming team.
Both teams held a moment of silence for Kogut after the meet.
"This was the most emotional meet we have ever been a part of," Gloversville Mayfield coach Mike Harrington said. "We were not swimming for times or point tonight; we swam for a young lady who was taken from all of us much too soon. It took an amazing amount of strength for that team to be able to attend the funeral service for their captain and then board a bus to come swim us."
Gloversville’s Sam Stewart swims the 100-yard butterfly during Thursday’s non-league meet against New Hartford at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)
Andrea Smrtic dives for Gloversville at Thursday’s non-league swim meet against New Hartford at Gloversville Middle School. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)
Then, New Hartford swam well, winning six of the meet's 12 events on its way to victory. Gabby Ficano (200-yard individual medley), Alexis Falvo (100 butterfly), Julia Madore (500 freestyle) and Maya Smith (100 breaststroke) all had wins for New Hartford, which won the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Mary Kate Poulin won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke for the Sea Dragons, while Sarah Curtis won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Sam McGillis won the diving event for Gloversville-Mayfield, which also won the 400-yard freestyle relay.
New Hartford 101.5, Gloversville-Mayfield 78.5
200 medley relay: 1. New Hartford (McGlynn, Ficano, Smith, Whitney) 2;05.33
200 freestyle: 1. Poulin (G-M) 2:11.39
200 individual medley: 1. Ficano (NH) 2:23.84
50 freestyle: 1. Curtis (G-M) 27.33
Diving: 1. McGillis (G-M) 120.70
100 freestyle: 1. Curtis (G-M) 1:00.24
500 freestyle: 1. Madore (NH) 5:55.05
200 freestyle relay: 1. New Hartford (D'Ontino, Ficano, Smith, Kramer) 1:51.65
100 backstroke: 1. Poulin (G-M) 1:08.21
100 breaststroke: 1. Smith (NH) 1:15.17
400 freestyle relay: 1. Gloversville (Curtis, Wadsworth, Ives, Poulin) 4:15.75
Fonda-Johnstown 108, Amsterdam 59
AMSTERDAM - Fonda-Johnstown won all 12 events in a win over Amsterdam.
Erica Askew (200-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke), Meghan Bartlett (50 freestyle, diving) and Hanna Palsgraf (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) had two wins each for Fonda-Johnstown, which swept all three relays. Cecelia Mowrey (200 individual medley), Emily Miles (100 freestyle) and Samantha Sweet (500 freestyle) also picked up wins.
Kayla Dzikowicz (500 freestyle, 100 breastroke) had two second-place finishes for Amsterdam.
Fonda-Johnstown 108, Amsterdam 59
200 medley relay: 1. Fonda-Johnstown (Palsgraf, Askew, Mowrey, Bartlett) 2:04.95
200 freestyle: 1. Askew (F-J) 2:08.67
200 individual medley: 1. Mowrey (F-J) 2:30.63
50 freestyle: 1. Bartlett (F-J) 27.66
Diving: 1. Bartlett (F-J) 298.43
100 butterfly: 1. Palsgraf (F-J) 1:09.38
100 freestyle: 1. Miles (F-J) 1:06.35
500 freestyle: 1. Sweet (F-J) 6:51.04
200 freestyle relay: 1. Fonda-Johnstown (Askew, Palsgraf, Wagner, Bartlett) 1:54.70
100 backstroke: 1. Palsgraf (F-J) 1:11.72
100 breaststroke: 1. Askew (F-J) 1:12.50
400-freestyle relay: 1. Fonda-Johnstown (Wagner, Sweet, Miles, Mowrey) 4:34.67.