PANAMA - The Turcotte sisters were instrumental in leading Panama to its first victory over Frewsburg in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association swimming in 30 years on Thursday evening.
Paige Turcotte was a double winner in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events while Anna Turcotte hit the wall first in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.
In all, Panama won nine of 12 events, and the Lady Panthers set a season-high 42 personal bests.
Panama diver Michaela Mura takes off from the board during Thursday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association swim meet against Frewsburg. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Mark L. Anderson
"(Frewsburg coach) Bruce Johnson does a wonderful job and over the years they've been dominant and the team to beat in the world of swimming (in our area)," Panama coach Todd Conklin said. "The girls have been working extremely hard and we've been building for this. Tonight was our night."
The victory puts the Lady Panthers in position to win the league title, something they haven't done since 1983, the last time the squad bested the Bears.
Morgan Scarpino was a double winner in defeat, taking the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle.
200 medley relay: Panama, Frewsburg, Panama
200 freestyle: Paige Turcotte (P), Brianna Green (P), Heather Russell (F)
200 IM: Anna Tucotte (P), Paige Munson (P), Sarah Moller (F)
50 freestyle: Morgan Scarpino (F), Meredith Rupczyk (P), Megan Davis (F)
Diving: Michaela Mura (P), Emily Waller (P), Kaitlyn Blanchard (F)
100 butterfly: Munson (P), Cathy Monroy (P), Kaitlyn Franzen (F)
100 freestyle: Scarpino (F), Rupczyk (P), Hanna King (P)
500 freestyle: PTurcotte (P), Kayla Newburg (F), Heather Russell (F)
200 freestyle relay: Frewsburg, Panama, Panama
100 backstroke: Brittany Green (P), Briana Green (P), Rachel Moller (F)
100 breaststroke: ATurcotte (P), SMoller (F), Emilee Sperry (P)
400 freestyle relay: Panama, Frewsburg, Panama.
MAYVILLE -Winning all three relays helped Chautauqua Lake claim victory.
The Thunderbirds won the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:25.16), the 200 medley relay (2:13.07) and 200 freestyle relay (1:53.38) in the 109-74 win over Silver Creek.
Riley Drummond and Katie Cymerman doubled for Silver Creek with Drummond winning the individual medley (2:39.54) and the 100 backstroke (1:08.78) and Cymerman taking the 500 freestyle (6:42.93) and 200 freestyle (2:24.39).
400 freestyle relay: Chautauqua Lake ( Abbey Jantzi, Hannah Auflick, Abby Jopek, Ashley Moulton), Silver Creek, Chautauqua Lake. T - 4:25.16.
100 breaststroke: Jenna Wiemer (CL), Lindsey Bennett (CL), Allie Gorka (SC). T - 1:25.16.
100 backstroke: Riley Drummond (SC), Kara Tenpas (CL), Marissa Restivo (SC). T - 1:08.78.
200 freestyle relay: Chautauqua Lake (Moulton, Auflick, Jantzi, Rubin), Silver Creek, Chautauqua Lake. T - 1:53.38.
500 freestyle: Katie Cymerman (SC), Sadie Novak (CL), Kirsten Elliott (CL). T - 6:42.93.
100 freestyle: Rubin (CL), Anna Hartinger (SC), Moulton (CL). T - 1:00.92.
100 butterfly: Jantzi (CL), Lilly Robbins (SC), Kelsey Tulipane (SC). T - 1:14.60.
Diving: Rollins (SC), Kirsten Elliott (CL), Sydney Lachajczyk (CL). Pts. - 171.75.
50 freestyle: Moulton (CL), Rubin (CL), Anna Hartinger (SC). T - 27.90.
200 individial medley: Drummond (SC), Tenpas (CL), Wiemer (CL). T - 2:39.64.
200 freestyle: Cymerman (SC), Jopek (CL), Auflick (CL). T - 2:24.39.
200 medley relay: Chautauqua Lake (Tenpas, Wiemer, Jantzi, Rubin), Silver Creek, Chautauqua Lake. T - 2:13.07.