Swimming Bees top West Genesee, Weedsport, get Liverpool next

first_imgLudden, on his own, was victorious in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.22, with Miranda posting 1:59.20 for third place. In the 500 freestyle, Ludden was second in 5:12.99 to the Wildcats’ Ryan McMahon (5:05.79).In a close 100 backstroke, B’ville went 1-2 as Harrison Meyers won in 1:06.02, just ahead of Aidan Solomon’s 1:06.58. Keenan Smith posted a time of 1:15.84 in the 100 breaststroke.Burns was second in the 100 butterfly, his 57.88 seconds just behind the 57.42 from WG’s Alex Shuron as Burns also was runner-up in the 200 individual medley in 2:18.17.B’ville had one more tune-up before facing Liverpool, the Bees making its way to Weedsport on Friday and earning a 98-74 victory over that other group of Warriors.After his win in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.27, Ludden tore to a time of 51.07 seconds in the 100 freestyle, with Gruppe second in 54.54 seconds. Miranda, third in the 100 freestyle, would prevail in the 200 IM in 2:19.43.Gruppe, in 25.08 seconds, held off Weedsport’s Caleb Tracy (25.26) in the 50 freestyle, with Kantak (25.73) and Harrison German (25.92) close behind. Burns prevailed in the 100 butterfly in 58.79 seconds as Harrison Meyers was first in the 500 freestyle in 5:39.94.In the 200 freestyle relay, Ludden, German, Kantak and Burns went 1:44.28, with Solomon joining Ludden, Burns and German going 3:42.63 in the 400 freestyle relay. Kantak, German, Solomon and Gruppe were first in the 200 medley relay in 2:00.56.The meet with Liverpool is the first of back-to-back events, with B’ville then taking on Auburn Wednesday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Though it takes place just past the midway point of December, one of the biggest Section III boys swimming meets of the entire winter season is at hand.Baldwinsville, off to a 2-0 start, hosts defending league and Section III Class A champion Liverpool next Tuesday night, with the winner gaining a big edge in the regular-season Salt City Athletic Conference race.The Bees are 2-0 in the wake of last Wednesday’s trip to West Genesee, where it earned sweeps in key races and claimed a pair of relays to pull away and top the Wildcats 103-80. Nick Schultz led the way, part of four winning efforts, including a sweep of both sprint races.In the 50-yard freestyle, Schultz went 23.33 seconds, well clear of WG’s Keegan Scharoun (24.14), while in the 100 freestyle Schultz needed 52.02 seconds to again fend off Scharoun, who posted 52.63.Moving to the 200 freestyle relay, Schultz, paired with Bailey Ludden, John Burns and Trevor Kantak, went 1:39.55 to WG’s 1:42.96, and in the closing 400 freestyle relay it was Schultz, Ludden, Burns and Tristan Miranda going 3:41.16.center_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleswiminglast_img read more

Wisconsin men’s golf finishes 10th in Big Ten Championships

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s golf team’s 2013-2014 season came to a close over the weekend with a 10th-place finish in the Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind.The tournament began Friday with two rounds where Wisconsin got off to a slow start 23-over par 311 through the first 18 holes, but the Badgers rebounded, improving its second-round score by nine strokes with a 14-over par 302 to put UW firmly in 10th place.The third round of the tournament proved to be the low point for Wisconsin as the Badgers posted a 24-over par 312 — its worst score of the tournament — but low scores by every team Saturday kept UW in the 10th spot.With the motivation of grabbing its best finish in the Big Ten Championships for several years, Wisconsin posted its best score of the tournament with a nine-over 297 to give the Badgers a final score of 1222, good for a 10th-place finish and just one stroke behind Penn State.After finishing in 12th place in last year’s Big Ten Championships, this seasons outcome was a marked improvement for the Badgers. The 10th-place finish marks the best finish for Wisconsin since it finished 10th in the 2009 Big Ten Championships.Junior Thomas O’Bryan was a big reason for the Badgers success in the tournament as the Illinois native finished tied for 12th at the end of the weekend.After posting two 76s Friday, O’Bryan improved his score by two strokes for the home stretch with a pair of two-over 74s Saturday and Sunday. The junior finished with a score of 300 or 12-over.O’Bryan finished last year’s Big Ten Championships in a tie for 49th overall. His 12th-place finish ties a career best that he posted in 2012.Fifth-year senior Jack Watson wasn’t too far off O’Bryan’s pace as the Illinois native finished with a 16-over 304 on the weekend, good for 24th overall.Fellow fifth-year senior Zach Balit matched Watson’s score with a 304.Fifth-year senior Robert Jacobsen and freshman Ben Skogen rounded out Wisconsin’s score with a pair of 33-over 321 scores.last_img read more