Notre Dame swimmer qualifies for states
ELMIRA, N.Y. - The EFA Invitational was one of the first big meets that the Notre Dame swim team has ever competed in.
The Crusaders are a first year program, just a month into their season, but already they are enjoying big-time success.
Saturday was one of the first big milestones for the Crusaders as Frances VanderMeer became a state qualifier, winning the 50 free in a state-qualifying time of 24.59.
"I think it will be amazing," VanderMeer said. "I'm excited to go to states and I'm excited for the future of this program."
VanderMeer also took second in the 100 back for Waverly in 1:01.10.
In the 200 medley relay Waverly's team of Daylen Smith, Kristin Whitley, Sam Goble and Meagan Stanton finished ninth in 2:08.40. Notre Dame's team of VanderMeer, Catherine Craig, of Mansfield, Dillan Leonard and Sofia Harris took 11th in 2:27.79.
Goble finished sixth in the 100 free in 58.73 and 11th in the 200 IM in 2:31.51. Smith was 12th in the 200 free in 2:15.84 and Whitley, Rubina Tracy, Niccole Spallone and Chenelle Huddleston took 11th for Waverly in the 200 free relay in 2:06.46.
Goble, stanton, Smith and Kennedy Wheeler took seventh for Waverly in the 400 free relay in 4:10.89.
Waverly took third in Division C with 216 points, Notre Dame was fifth at 95. Lansing won at 332, followed by Watkins Glen at 276. Odessa-Montour took fourth at 188.
Horseheads won the Division A at 424 and Chenango Valley won Division B at 378.
Look for more on the first year Notre Dame swim program in a future edition of The Daily Review.