Albion scores six wins at N-O boys All-League Individual swim championship meet

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 January 2019 at 8:38 pm

Contributed Photo – The first place finishers at this evening’s annual Niagara-Orleans All-League boys individual swim championships included Thomas Furmanski, Matt Kovaleski, Sam Sanchez, Ryan Krenning, Harrison Brown and Chase Froman from Albion, Will Rickard and Carter Green from Roy-Hart, August Pietrafesa and Hunter Heil from Medina and Jacob Cobti from Akron.

Undefeated (10-0) regular season champion Albion took top honors in six of 11 events at the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League boys individual swim championship meet this evening at Akron.

The Purple Eagles swept all three relays. Thomas Furmanski, Matt Kovaleski, Sam Sanchez and Ryan Krenning teamed up to win the 200 Medley Relay in 1:45.38; Harrison Brown, Sanchez, Krenning and Chase Froman took the 200 Free Relay in 1:35.28 and Sanchez, Brown, Froman and Kovaleski claimed the 400 Free Relay in 3:33.08.

Kovaleski was also an individual event double winner in the 50 Free (:23.16) and 100 Breaststroke (1:05.82) and Sanchez captured the 100 Butterfly (:57.49).

Medina had a pair of winners as August Pietrafesa took the 200 Free (1:58.85) and Hunter Heil the 100 Backstroke (:59.95).

Roy-Hart also had two winners as Will Rickard took the 100 Free (:52.53) and Carter Green the 500 Free (5:27.94)

Akron’s Jacob Cobti took the 200 Individual Medley (2:13.89).

Also for Albion, Brown also took second in the 100 Free and third in the 200 Free, Krenning second in the 50 Free, Furmanski second in the Backstroke and Froman third in the 500 Free.

Ray Paull placed second in the Breaststroke and third in the 100 Free for Medina as Chris Goyette took third in the Individual Medley as did Heil in the Butterfly and Isaac Pace in the Breaststroke.

For Roy-Hart, Michael Miller placed second in the Butterfly and third in the Backstroke and Rickard third in the 50 Free.

Barker’s Ryan Santarsiero placed second in the Individual Medley.

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