.

Strong Season Close for Chappaqua Swimmers

A look at notable sports highlights from the area.

(Editor's Note: Below is a submission from coach Dan Levy, about his swim club's finish for the 2012 summer season)

WESTCHESTER COUNTY SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Following its first-ever undefeated dual meet season in Division 1 (5-0), CST finished in 4th place out of 50 teams in the 87th Annual Westchester County Swimming & Diving Championships held last week at the Playland Pool in Rye. Chappaqua accumulated 141 points to finish behind 1st place Lake Isle (284), 2nd place Greenburgh (199) and 3rd place Wykagyl CC(161). CST was the highest placing team from the Northern Westchester Swimming Conference for the 3rd straight year. This was also CST's 2nd best finish ever after its runner-up team finish in 2011. The CST girls won the Dave and Terry Heller Award for the 2nd straight year as the runner-up team in the Girls' Division. The girls finished with 89 points to 1st place Lake Isle's 92. The boys scored 52 points, good for 8th place.

Finalists (or top 8 finishers in timed final events) included:
10-13 boys diving: John Koster, 8th place

13 and under girls 200 yard Medley Relay (Kristi Priscantelli, Margaux Weiner, Hallie McManus, Gaige Elms): qualified 6th with a 2:17.64, finished 4th in finals with a 2:15.56

10 and under boys 50 yard breaststroke (Wyatt Yates): qualified 8th with a 39.72, finished 7th with a 40.04

12 and under girls 50 yard backstroke (Gaige Elms): qualified 5th with a 31.57, finished 4th with a 31.67

14 and under boys 100 yard freestyle (River Elms): qualified 2nd with a 54.08, finished 4th with a 54.13

17 and under girls 100 yard butterfly (Katie Duncalf): qualified 2nd with a 1:03.66, finished in 1st and successfully defended her county title with a 1:02.84


10 and Under Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay (Stephen Pearce, Joe Weiner, Wyatt Yates, Brendan King): 2nd place, 2:30.09

17 and Under Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Katie Duncalf, Isabella Weiner, Margaux Weiner, Zoe Kerrich): qualified 5th for finals with a 1:52.45, finished 4th in finals with a 1:50.95

17 and Under Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (River Elms, Kevin Posner, Shayne Preston, Chris Koster): qualified 8th for finals with a 1:43.64, finished 8th in finals with a 1:43.62

17 and Under Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke: Isabella Weiner qualified 4th for finals with a 1:14.57, finished 2nd in finals with a 1:12.51; Zoe Kerrich qualified 8th for finals with a 1:18.15, finished 7th in finals with a 1:18.43

14 and Under Boys 100 Yard Backstroke: River Elms qualified 4th for finals with a 1:01.38, finished 4th in finals with a 1:00.58

10 and Under Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Stephen Pearce, Joe Weiner, Brendan King, Wyatt Yates): finished in 5th place with a 2:15.60

17 and Under Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay (Katie Duncalf, Isabella Weiner, Samantha McManus, Zoe Kerrich): qualified 3rd for finals with a 2:06.31, finished 2nd in finals with a 2:04.91

17 and Under Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay (Chris Koster, River Elms, Lee Ritchie, Shayne Preston): qualified 7th for finals with a 1:56.70, finished 7th in finals with a 1:55.83

14 and Under Boys 100 Yard Butterfly (River Elms): qualified 5th for finals with a 1:00.69, finished 5th in finals with a 1:01.09

13 and Under Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Gaige Elms, Kristi Priscantelli, Hallie McManus, Margaux Weiner): qualified 2nd for finals with a 1:56.23, finished 2nd in finals with a 1:55.14

12 and Under Girls 50 Yard Freestyle (Gaige Elms): qualified 5th for finals with a 27.15, finished 7th in finals with a 27.85

14 and Under Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke (Isabella Weiner): qualified 2nd for finals with a 1:14.36, finished 1st in finals with a 1:11.24 to be named County Champion

14 and Under Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke (River Elms): qualified 7th for finals with a 1:13.42, finished 5th in finals with a 1:12.41

17 and Under Girls 100 Yard Backstroke (Katie Duncalf): qualified 2nd for finals with a 1:03.42, finished 2nd in finals with a 1:02.61

17 and Under Boys 100 Yard Backstroke (Christopher Koster): qualified 6th for finals with a 57.48, finished 2nd in finals with a 57.42


NWSC DIVISION 1 DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
On Wednesday, August 1st, Chappaqua won the 2012 NWSC Division 1 Diving Championships under the guidance of head diving coaches Jenny Palladino and Carly Feinman. It was CST's first outright win since moving up to Division 1 in 2004. (CST tied Yorktown in 2007.) Kristi Priscantelli won the 13 and under girls' competition, John Koster took 3rd in 13 and under boys, Carly Feinman not only coached the winning team but also took 3rd in 18 and under girls, and Christopher Koster won the 18 and under boys' competiton. This first place finish followed the dive team's first-ever undefeated season in
Division 1. Kristy Priscantelli and Christopher Koster both gave up their All-Star Diving spots in order to help CST in our team effort at swimming counties, allowing the 2nd place divers to compete.) Final diving championships scores were as follows:

Chappaqua                 18
Mt. Kisco Memorial     15
Yorktown                    13
Willowbrook                10
Birchwood                    7

NWSC DIVISION 1 SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
On Saturday, August 4th, Chappaqua won its third straight NWSC Division 1 Swimming Championship Meet. Though leading throughout the meet, CST was never able to pull away from its challengers and held a slim lead heading into the final relays. While only 1 of the final 6 relays was able to secure a win, CST had strong enough finishes against the field in the other 5 relays to hold onto first place and win the meet by only 4 points over runner-up Willowbrook.  Final swimming championships scores were as follows:

Chappaqua                268
Willowbrook               264
Birchwood                 244
Yorktown                   228
Pleasantville              175
Mt. Kisco Memorial    133

NWSC ALL-STAR SWIM MEET
First place finishers in Saturday's championships went on to compete in Sunday, August 5th's All-Star Meet which included the event winners from all 5 divisional championship meets. By virtue of their first place finishes on Saturday, CST was represented at the All-Star Meet by the following swimmers:

Stephen Pearce, Joe Weiner, Wyatt Yates, Brendan King (10 and Under Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay)

Katie Duncalf (18 and Under Girls 100 Yard Backstroke)

Wyatt Yates (10 and Under Boys 50 Yard Breaststroke)

Margaux Weiner (12 and Under Girls 50 Yard Breaststroke)

Isabella Weiner (14 and Under Girls 50 Yard Breaststroke)

River Elms (14 and Under Boys 50 Yard Breaststroke and 14 and Under Boys 100 Yard Freestyle)

Zoe Kerrich (14 and Under Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke)

Aileen King (6 and Under Girls 25 Yard Freestyle)

Tommy St. Vincent (18 and Under Boys 100 Yard Freestyle)

Henry LePage, Nate Meyer, Adam Nack, Luka Cekic (8 and Under Boys 100 Yard Freestyle Relay)

The swimmers/events in boldface were first place winners at the All-Star Meet.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »