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swimi43 DivingPodiumMeghanMatheny2ndMeghan Matheny takes 2nd in DivingOwego, NY – It was a the crowning jewel of the swimming season for the Lansing LadyCats Coaches, Diane Hicks-Hughes & Shelly Matheny, the Section 4 Class C Championships and it came with excitement. “I was amazed and proud of the girls, they really came together this season,” said Hicks-Hughes. Lansing finished a perfect 15-0 in Class C competition and are 28-0 going back to the 2013 season.

“The team went in with high hopes,” said Senior Captain Adele Ferris “and competed at a high level. It took all 22 of us to win the meet. Even though not everyone on the team qualified for finals, everyone was there to support the win and I was very proud of all of them!”

Individual event results for Lansing Swimmers:

200 Medley Relay
Lansing’s A Relay Team of Backstroke/Rory Allen (Sr), Breaststroke/Grace Ferris (So), Butterfly/Adele Ferris (Sr) and Freestyle/Lizzy Drake(Jr) set the tone early with a winning time of 1:58.94.  

200 Freestyle
Chenango Forks Samantha Suer was the clear winner in this event with a State Meet Qualifying time of 1:55.39. For Lansing, Sophomore Grace Ferris was the top LadyCat in 3rd with a personal best time of 2:04.33. She was followed by teammates Lizzy Drake (Jr) in 5th and Jackie Brown(Fr) in 6th.

swimi43 200IMPodiumAdeleFerris1Adele Ferris #1 in 200IM

200 Individual Medley
Captain Adele Ferris added to the points as she comfortably placed 1st in this event with a winning time and a State Meet Qualifying time. Freshman swimmer Marin Allen finished 3rd in the Consolation Final and 11th overall in the event.

50 Freestyle
As is usually the case in with this event at a meet of this caliber, the Championship Final of the50 Freestyle was a very exciting race. With the top 5 places separated by less than a second, Dryden Senior Erin Daley was the winner with a time of 25.50. She was followed closely by Emma Allington of Watkins Glen with time of 25.92 and Lansing’s Caroline Dennis (Fr) in 3rd with a time of 26.04 and Paige Kieper(Jr) in 4th with a time of 26.08. Freshman Meghan Matheny competed in the Consolation Final, finishing 16th overall.

Diving competed on Friday 11/7 with Lansing Freshman Meghan Matheny scoring a career best  358.35 for 11 Dives and finishing 2nd.

100 Butterfly
Senior Aurora Allen was the Ladycats top swimmer, representing Lansing well in this event with a personal best of 1:04.25 placing 4th in the Championship Final. She was joined in the Consolation Final by fellow Ladycats Junior Tori Swanson in 15th and Senior Alyssa Sanito in 16th.

100 Freestyle
Freshman Caroline Dennis put in a solid 3rd place performance with a time of 57.39 and was the only swimmer for Lansing in this event.

500 Freestyle
Senior Adele Ferris handily took the top spot in this event with another State Meet Qualifying time. Freshman Jackie Brown joined Ferris on the podium with a 5th place scoring position for Lansing. Junior Lizzy Drake won the Consolation Final and took 9th place overall for the Ladycats.

200 Freestyle Relay
In a set back for Lansing, the relay team for the LadyCats finished in what appeared to be a very close second to Waverly, however they were disqualified due to a false start. The loss of the points would prove to be a challenge to Lansing’s effort to win the overall championships and lead to an exciting 400 Free Final later in the day.

swimi43 100BackPodiumPaigeKieper1RoryAllen4MarinAllen6Paige Kieper #1, Rory Allen #4, Marin Allen #6 in the 100 Back

100 Backstroke
In a rematch from the IAC Championships from the prior week, the 100 Backstroke turned out as exciting and close as anticipated. With Lansing’s Rory Allen (Sr) and Paige Kieper(Jr) up against Senior Victoria Wixson of Watkins Glen for a second week in a row the stage was already set. However, this time another swimmer was in the mix, Lillie Brenchley of Chenango Forks having qualified as the second seed in this event. The race was even through the first 100 yards with Brenchley in the lead followed closely by Wixson, Kieper and Allen. Today though it was Kieper who would not be denied and she raced for the win for Lansing with a personal best time of 1:02.63 just beating Wixson, who finished in a time 1:03.00. Allen was 4th behind Brenchley. Freshman Marin Allen who was also swimming the Championship Final laid claim to the 6th spot and served notice that she would be someone to watch in this event in years to come. Swimming for Lansing in the Consolation Final was Sophomore Lexi Ryan who finished in 14th.

100 Breaststroke
Just as the in the Backstroke, the Championship Final sported a rematch from the IAC Championships, with the top 3 qualifiers: Grace Ferris of Lansing, Katherine Meehan(Jr) of Watkins Glen and Claire Rejman(Fr) of Southern Cayuga all competing for the top spot for the 2nd week in a row. This time it was Meehan of Watkins Glen who came out on top with a personal best time of 1:10.04, just out touching Ferris who also swam a personal best of 1:10.48. They were followed closely by Rejman with a 1:11.00. Also scoring for Lansing was Senior Captain Carlyn Matheny in 15th place in the Consolation Final.

swimi43 400FreeRealyPodiumKieperDennisAllenFerrisKieper, Dennis, Allen, Ferris win the 400 Free Realy

400 Freestyle Relay
Due to the earlier disqualification of the 200 Free Relay, Lansing was tied for the overall team score with Watkins Glen going into the 400 Free Relay. Senior Adele Ferris was well aware of what was on the line going in to this event. “This was my last relay, my last time swimming with this group of girls,” Ferris said “I wanted to be sure we went out with a bang! We only had to beat Watkins Glen, but we went for it all!” The team of Caroline Dennis, Rory Allen, Paige Kieper & Ferris brought home 1st place in the Relay with a winning time of 3:51.22 and the overall Section IV Class C Championship for Lansing!

Chronology of Lansing’s 2014 Perfect Season
09/09/2014    Odessa-Montour 32, Lansing 61
09/11/2014    Waverly 88, Lansing 97
09/17/2014    Lansing 103, Southern Cayuga 59
09/20/2014    Lansing at EFA Invitational – Lansing wins the Class C Division
09/23/2014    Watkins Glen 79, Lansing 104
09/25/2014    Dryden 66, Lansing 104
10/02/2014    Whitney Point 8, Lansing 81
10/07/2014    Lansing 99, Odessa-Montour 56
10/09/2014    Lansing 111, Waverly 74
10/14/2014    Southern Cayuga 32.5, Lansing 55.5
10/16/2014    Lansing 110, Watkins Glen 73
10/21/2014    Lansing 103, Dryden 77
10/29/2014    Lansing 89, Whitney Point 9
11/01/2014    Lansing wins IAC Championships for the second year in a row
11/07/2014    Lansing wins Section IV Class C Championships for second year in a row

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