Devils Note Highlights As Canton ups Swim Streak To 105
BY DAVE SHEA After waiting for over seven months to start the season the Canton Golden Bears wasted no extending their epic Northern Conference Girls Swimming win streak to 105 meets. The latest edition guided by Coach Meg McGovern downed OFA 106-64 on the opening day of the 202O Virtual Season. All NAC meets will be based on results compiled with teams swimming in their own pools where an official is assigned to direct the meet. The Bears took control with a first place finish in the 200 Medley Relay with the foursome of Emily Wentworth, Alexis Stuntz, Maya Thomas and Brooke Larabee (2:14.23) which exerted a high scoring impact of the meet. Wentworth and Larrabee also combined on 1-2 finishes in the 50 and 100 freestyles and swam on the winning 200 Freestyle Relay with Stuntz and Grace O'Neil who also led the 200 freestyle and took second in the 500 freestyle. Thomas and Carmen Mussen combined for a 1-2 in the 100 Butterfly and Thomas also rounded out the 1-2 in the 200 freestyle. Sara Rodee led the Breaststroke. The Lady Devils turned in one of their best finishes against Canton in recent seasons led by first places finishes by Myra Myers in the 200 Individual Medley and Katherine Barkley in the 100 Backstroke. The Devils also gained a 1-2 finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay where Myers and Barkley teamed with Lily Mallette and Hannah Powers for first place. Bailey Friot, Sloane Ryan, Sophia Bobb and Paige Shaver took second. Myers, Barkley, Ryan and Powers combined for a second place in the 200 Medley Relay. Myers also swam second in the 500 Freestyle and Friot took second in the 100 Breaststroke. "It was good to finally get the girls back in the water racing," said OFA Coach John Tebo. Tebo cited the work of the Devils first and second place finishers and cited Madison Bleau in the 100 Buttlerfly who swam third four seconds faster than last year, Hannah Powers for her fine third place time the 50 freestyle and Sophia Bobb for a fine outing in the 100 Butterfly where she took fourth. Other individual thirds for OFA came from: Friot (200 Fs), Barkley (100 Fs) and Taylor Dashnaw (backstroke). In other meets of the day Gouverneur downed Salmon River 80-23, St. Lawrence Central bested Malone 93-73 and Massena bested Potsdam 96-73.