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OFA Swimmers Down Gouverneur In Senior Day Win

Updated: Apr 22

BY DAVE SHEA
  OFA's Senior Day Girls Swimming meet started with a major season highlight after Coach John Tebo honored a pair of dedicated swimmers who progressed through the modified ranks to become outstanding student-athletes.
Coach Tebo honored Sloane Ryan and Paige Shaver before the Senior Day Meet of a virtual season where the Lady Devils swam all of their meets at home. The Devils rendered a strong team outing winning seven of 11 races and outscored Gouverneur 82-75.
After offering her rendition of the National Anthem, which has graced many OFA Basketball games over years, Sloane Ryan went on to swim on the winning 200 Medley Relay team which bettered its season best by four seconds. Shaver, who missed last season because of knee surgery competed well in the backstroke and in the relays.
The @ OFA Swimmer from Senior day.  

In photo below OFA seniors Paige Shaver - Dad ( Matt Shaver) Mom ( Amy Martin) and Sloane Ryan - Dad (Garth Ryan) Mom (Molly Ryan) were honored by OFA John Tebo.

"I would like to first thank the parents our two seniors. We have watched these girls become great young adults over the past six years. Coach Andee West and I wish them the best of luck in the future," said Coach Tebo in the Senior Day Ceremony. "Sloane Ryan came to swimming in modified and quickly developed into a pretty good breast stroker. She is an Academic All-Star while participating in Swimming, Honor Society, Band, Chorus, School Plays and the St. John's Plays. She was accepted at various universities and will continue her studies at NYU. Paige Shaver has also been with us since modified. She missed a season with major knee surgery back came back strong as a senior. She has maintained an excellent average throughout her swimming career and will attend SUNY New Paltz in the fall. In the first event Sloane Ryan combined with Katherine Barkley, Myah Myers and Hannah Powers to lead the 200 Medley Relay and lower their season best by four seconds to 2:16.66 in placing first. The Devils also placed second in the event with Taylor Dashnaw, Brooks McKenna, Sophia Bobb and Lily Mallette. Gouverneur countered quickly with a 1-2 from Ella Empalia and Riley Seaman in the 200 Freestule and a first place finish in the 200 Individual Medley where Sophia Bobb placed second. The Devils regained the momentum with Katherine Barkley winning the 50 Freestyle, Myah Myers and Madison Bleau posted a 1-2 in the 100 Butterfly, Barkley delivered a first place in the 100 Freestyle and Myers led the 500 Freestyle. Gouverneur won the 200 Freestyle Relay and took first in the Breaststrtoke with Emily Millun who led a 1-2-3 finish. Closing out OFA's first place points were Taylor Dashnaw in 100 Backstroke and Myah Myers, Hannah Powers, Taylor Dashnaw and Lilly Mallette in the 400 Freestyle Relay. "Our medley relay team lowered its best time by four seconds. We have been waiting for that and they did it today. Our three breast strokers Sloane Ryan, McKenna Brooks and Grace Shea all had their best times and Lilly Mallette and Lizzy Lemke both had their best times in the 100 Freestyle," said Coach Tebo. "The girls swam really well considering some of them are already practicing for their spring sports and have had limited practice time. We will complete our season on Thursday and then on to the spring season. The girls go to their sports and I go to track and field." GOUVERNEUR 82 - OFA 75 Event 1 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay Team Seed Finals Points 1 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'A' NT 2:16.66 8 2 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'B' NT 2:35.77 4 3 Gouverneur Central School 'A' NT 2:37.43 2 4 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'C' NT x2:41.08 Event 2 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Impaglia, Ella 10 Wildcats NT 2:22.03 6 2 Seaman, Riley 9 Wildcats NT 2:44.49 4 3 Friot, Bailey 11 Blue Devils NT 2:47.32 3 4 Leader, Hope 11 Wildcats NT 2:47.72 2 Event 3 Girls 200 Yard IM Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Kulp, E 10 Wildcats NT 2:57.63 6 2 Bobb, Sophia 16 Blue Devils NT 3:19.92 4 Event 4 Girls 50 Yard Freestyle Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Barkley, Katherine 9 Blue Devils NT 28.16 6 2 Millun, Emily 11 Wildcats NT 29.12 4 3 Powers, Hannah 17 Blue Devils NT 29.54 3 4 French, s 11 Wildcats NT 31.94 2 5 Bush, M 10 Wildcats NT 33.73 1 6 Shaver, Paige 12 Blue Devils NT 35.12 -- Duprey, Kiera 11 Blue Devils NT X35.28 -- Reed, Katelyn 9 Blue Devils NT X39.42 -- Gardner, Hannah 11 Blue Devils NT X40.38 Event 5 Girls 100 Yard Butterfly Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Myers, Myah 16 Blue Devils NT 1:10.28 6 2 Bleau, Madison 10 Blue Devils NT 1:43.86 4 Event 6 Girls 100 Yard Freestyle Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Barkley, Katherine 9 Blue Devils NT 1:03.43 6 2 Leader, Hope 11 Wildcats NT 1:14.23 4 3 Mallette, Lily 10 Blue Devils NT 1:16.94 3 4 Lemke, Elizabeth 11 Blue Devils NT 1:17.27 2 5 Knight, Kortney 10 Wildcats NT 1:20.07 1 6 Bush, M 10 Wildcats NT 1:22.99 Event 7 Girls 500 Yard Freestyle Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Myers, Myah 16 Blue Devils NT 6:41.02 6 2 Seaman, Riley 9 Wildcats NT 7:10.24 4 3 French, s 11 Wildcats NT 7:33.93 3 4 Leader, Hope 11 Wildcats NT 7:46.98 2 5 Friot, Bailey 11 Blue Devils NT 8:08.59 1 Event 8 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Team Seed Finals Points 1 Gouverneur Central School 'A' NT 2:10.29 8 2 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'A' NT 2:12.94 4 3 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'B' NT 2:22.61 2 4 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'C' NT x2:33.95 Event 9 Girls 100 Yard Backstroke Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Dashnaw, Taylor 9 Blue Devils NT 1:21.45 6 2 Leader, Hope 11 Wildcats NT 1:28.21 4 3 Knight, Kortney 10 Wildcats NT 1:31.68 3 4 Bleau, Madison 10 Blue Devils NT 1:44.65 2 5 Shaver, Paige 12 Blue Devils NT 1:51.91 1 Event 10 Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke Name Age Team Seed Finals Points 1 Millun, Emily 11 Wildcats NT 1:23.22 6 2 Impaglia, Ella 10 Wildcats NT 1:23.61 4 3 Kulp, E 10 Wildcats NT 1:34.15 3 4 Brooks, McKenna 10 Blue Devils NT 1:38.54 2 5 Ryan, Sloane 12 Blue Devils NT 1:38.56 1 6 Shea, Grace 17 Blue Devils NT 1:39.54 Event 11 Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Team Seed Finals Points =============================================================================== 1 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'A' NT 4:39.23 8 2 Gouverneur Central School 'A' NT 5:00.79 4 3 Gouverneur Central School 'B' NT 5:20.68 2 4 Ogdensburg Free Academy 'B' NT 5:23.41 1. Ogdensburg Free Academy 82 2. Gouverneur Central School 75

Lilly Mallette swims a strong leg in OFA's first place in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Dave Shea Photo
OFA seniors and their parents were honored before Tuesday's meet. Provided Photo

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