OLEAN - It was a dominating performance for the Salamanca Lady Warriors on Wednesday night as they captured the Division 2 championship of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association girls swimming championships for the first time ever at Olean Middle School.
Salamanca recorded 29 personal bests en route to 393 points. Panama was second with 308 points, Allegany-Limestone third with 291, Frewsburg fourth with 273 and Franklinville fifth with 127.
''We have had some great teams over the history of our program but have always taken a second seat to Frewsburg,''said Salamanca coach Laurie Lafferty-John. ''Coach Bruce Johnson has developed a rich history of championships there, but this season was our turn.''
She added, ''We had some tough dual meets, but they came to compete each and every time.''
Her team has earned the honor of being called undefeated league and county champs for the first time in the history of the program.''
''It was truly the depth of our team that clinched the meet,''said Lafferty-John. ''With 12 scoring places in the meet for each event we have solid swimmers in every event. Our relays really added to the total point score as well.''
Kayla Jackson doubled in the 500 (5:58.24) and 200 (2:12.48) for Salamanca and in addition was on the winning 400 freestyle relay team (4:12.84) with Abigail Meek, Kaylei DuPont and Jenna Ball.
Jackson and the 400 freestyle and 200 freestyle relays along with Jessica Fish and Meek in the 50 freestyle along with diver Lindsay Forthman will compete in the upcoming Section 6 championships on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Erie Community College's Flickinger Center in Buffalo.
Morgan Scarpino was a double winner for Frewsburg as she took the 100 freestyle (58.84) and 50 freestyle (25.94). She was also a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay unit (1:51.03) with Sarah Moller, Megan Davis and Heather Russell.
Anna Turcotte of Panama won the 100 breaststroke (1:14.97).
Today at 5:30 p.m. the Division 1 championships will be held between Olean, Southwestern, Dunkirk, Silver Creek, Fredonia and Chautauqua Lake.
200 medley relay: Allegany-Limestone, Franklinville, Frewsburg, Allegany-Limestone, Salamanca. T - 2:05.63.
200 freestyle: Kayla Jackson (Salamanca), Heather Russell (Fre), Caitlin Marra (A-L), Madeline Fodor (A-L), Briana Green (Panama). T - 2:12.48.
200 individual medley: Annie McHone (A-L), Anna Turcotte (P), Johanna Farrand (Fra), Paige Turcotte (P), Christine Panebianco (A-L). T - 2:31.20.
50 freestyle: Morgan Scarpino (Fre), Jessica Fish (S), Abigail Meek (S), Whitney Farrand (Fra), Kate Cecchi (A-L). T - 25.94.
Diving: Abby O'Brien (A-L), Lindsay Forthman (S), Michaela Mura (P), Taylor Brown (S), Alex Bailey (P). P - 377.15.
100 butterfly: J. Farrand (Fra), McHone (A-L), Panebianco (A-L), Forthman (S), Brianna Brooks (S). T - 1:04.36.
100 freestyle: Scarpino (Fre), Fish (S), Meek (S), Hanna King (P), Meredith Rupczyk (P). T - 58.84.
500 freestyle: Jackson (S), Marra (A-L), Russell (Fre), Green (P), P. Turcotte (P). T - 5:58.24.
200 freestyle relay: Frewsburg (Sarah Moller, Scarpino, Megan Davis, Russell), Salamanca, A-L, Franklinville, Panama. T - 1:51.03.
100 backstroke: W. Farrand (Fra), Fodor (A-L), Jenna Ball (S), Nikita White (S), Rachel Moller (Fre). T - 1:07.38.
100 breaststroke: A. Turcotte (P), S. Moller (Fre), Cecchi (A-L), Lexie Zimmer (A-L), Kaitlyn Franzen (Fre). T - 1:14.97.
400 freestyle relay: Salamanca (Meek, Kaylei DuPont, Ball, Jackson), Panama, A-L, Frewsburg, Salamanca. T - 4:12.84.