The Alfred State College Swim Team wrapped up its regular season in full force on Jan 28th, with the men taking 2nd place. It was exhilarating to watch ASC take first in the 50 yard freestyle sprint as our own Jake Giglio, with a ferocity seen in few other swimmers, stayed ahead of all others for the entirety of the race.
Another outstanding win by ASC came in the 1650 yard freestyle (yes, that’s about a mile). Keeping well ahead of GCC’s and JCC’s swimmers, Josh Stellrecht went the distance (literally) to win first place for ASC.
It should also be noted that Maggie McBurney, the sole female swimmer for Alfred State, claimed thirty four points for herself which is, to put it mildly, really, really impressive.
All in all, the ASC swimmers gave their competition a good run for their money, and hopefully made the other teams a little nervous to face them again at Regionals.
Jake Giglio (Hornell) was 1st in the 50 free (23.67) and 2nd in the 100 fly (58.60) to lead the way for the blue & gold. Josh Stellrecht (Oakfield Alabama) won the 1650 free (20:22.88) and was 3rd in both the 200 IM (2:29.39) and the 100 back (1:07.86). Mark Pendleton (Beacon) was 1st in the 200 IM (2:17.16), 3rd in the 100 back (1:12.84), and 4th in the 100 free (55.82). Tyler Sherwood (Elmira Southside) was 2nd in the 100 back (1:01.80).
Sherwood, Pendleton, Giglio, and Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) combined to win the 200 medley relay (1:51.41) while McDowell, Sherwood, Stellrecht, and Giglio were 2nd in the 400 free relay (3:47.90).
Maggie McBurney (Jamesville Dewitt) was 2nd in the 200 IM (3:03.73) and was 3rd in the 500 free (7:00.14).