BUFFALO - The Jamestown Community College sent 14 swimmers and divers to the National Junior College Swimming and Diving Championships at the Flickinger Aquatics Center at Erie CC last week.
At the end of the final session, the Jayhawks finished ninth overall in the final standings. The team had three All-Americans and one All-American honorable mention in individual events. There were two All-American and three All-American honorable mention relay teams.
For the women, the All-American 200-yard freestyle relay team of Emily Windoft, Emily Holt, Sarah Madison and Kelsey Akin took an eighth place with a time of 1:53.56.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Madison, Windoft, Holt and Kelsey Akin took an eighth place in a time of 4:07.04 and the 400-yard medley relay team of Renee Massa, Holt, Matteson and Madison took an 11th place. The 800-yard freestyle relay team of Erin Holley, Windoft, Matteson and Renee Massa was ninth with a time of 10:05.38. The 200 yard medley relay team of Akin, Holt, Matteson and Madison was 10th in a time of 2:08.74.
Individually for the women, Akin was eighth in the 400-yard individual medley in a time of 5:07.33 to win a spot on the podium and an All-American certificate.
Matteson was 12th in the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:47.63 to win All-American honorable mention.
For the men, Phil Tubbs was eighth in the 1-meter diving, earning him All-American status.
The men's side narrowly missed the top 12 in the 400 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay team of Nick Burt, Derek Hosier, Victor Hallett and John Trombetta placing 13th in all those events.
Some personal bests for the men were Tom Prinzi's 400-yard IM in a time of 4:51.41, Trombetta's 100 freestyle of 52.77 and Hallett's 200 yard backstroke of 2:12.78 along with his 200 yard freestyle of 1:57.50.
Derek Hosier participated in several events, including the 1,650 freestyle.
"Derek was seriously injured a few weeks ago, but he insisted on swimming and not only did he swim, but he swam great,'' JCC coach Mike Giambruno said. "It was a gutsy performance, but being the man that Derek is I kind of expected that from him."
Giambruno added, ''I'm very pleased with the results of the meet and the season overall. We've been at this since the beginning of September and the swimmers and divers have all given 100 percent. It's been a joy coaching several of these athletes for two years and I know they'll do well in the future."