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Numbers up for Albion swim squads

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Ready to lead the Albion swim squads into the upcoming season is this veteran quartet of Morgan Seielstad along with, in back from left, Sarah Graham, Olivia Neidert and Elizabeth Furmanski.

A year ago the Albion boys swim squad struggled through an 0-10 Niagara-Orleans League campaign with a roster of only five swimmers. However, the Purple Eagles have already scored one major victory before this season even begins has their numbers have nearly tripled to a roster of 12.

“The better numbers are certainly encouraging,” said Coach Carlos Burroughs.

Senior Morgan Seielstad, who placed second in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events at last year’s All-League meet, heads the Albion boys returning quartet which also includes senior Tim Blue, sophomore Bailey Maier and freshman Tyler Kast.

The numbers are also up a bit to 14 for the Albion girls squad which is led by the veteran group of seniors Ashley Hapeman, Olivia Neidert and Xochiti Rosario; sophomores Elizabeth Furmanski, Mackenzie Luft and Clara Stilwell and freshman Rylie Lear.

“Our goals remain as they always have been to be competitive and have our swimmers improve throughout the year,” said Burroughs.

Albion will have four non league meets against Genesee Region League foes before opening the N-O season on December 16 at Roy-Hart.

Albion’s Schedule

Dec. 2 – at HAC, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 – Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 9 – at Notre Dame, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 – Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 – at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 – Barker, 4 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 – at Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 – Medina, 10 a.m.
Jan. 13 – Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 15 – Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 21 – at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 – at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 – at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 – Boys All-League meet at Newfane, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 – Girls All-League meet at Akron, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 – Girls N-O vs. G-R Crossover meet at Gates-Chili, 6 p.m.