F-M, J-D/CBA boys swimmers vie for sectional honors

first_imgOver the course of eight days, swimmers and divers from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA would battle it out in various portions of the Section III championship meets.Going into it, J-D/CBA already had a diver headed for the March 6-7 state meet on Long Island – Lucas Dekaney, who took home the sectional Class A title on Feb. 8 by a big margin.Earning 514.75 points, Dekaney was well clear of West Genesee’s Justin Byrne (462.90) and Oswego’s Jack Tonkin (454.35), both of whom surpassed the 450-point state qualifying standard.Dekaney repeated in last Wednesday’s state qualifier, earning 546.90 points to the 516.30 earned by New Hartford’s Moaz Elazzazi in second place.But it was here that F-M’s Connor Gleasman earned his ticket to the state meet, picking up 490.55 points to easily surpass the 450-point qualifying standard and finish fifth.Overall, a Section III record seven divers advanced to the state meet – Dekaney, Gleasman, Byrne, Elazzazi, Tonkin WG’s David Puma and Mexico’s Kian Long.Then F-M put on quite a good performance in Thursday’s Class A meet at Nottingham. With 263 points, it earned second place in the 12-team field, trailing only Liverpool’s winning total of 381.5 points.The highlight of the sectional meet was having Quinn Smith, a sophomore from Cazenovia, go out in the 500-yard freestyle and prevail in four minutes, 48.77 seconds, nearly 17 seconds faster than his previous best of 5:05.70.That effort, along with a second-place time of 1:59.63 in the 200 individual medley, will allow Smith to compete in two races at the state meet as, in the state qualifier, he improved to 1:58.92 in the 200 IM.In that same race, F-M’s Lucas Weires got third place in Class A in 2:04.03, while Jason Porter was seventh in 2:09.53 and Ben Rabin (2:10.54) was eighth. Weires’ 2:03.12 in the state qualifier put him in fifth place.Weires, Quinn, Ben Rabin and Eric Bang were second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:21.67 in Class A and repeated that finish in the qualifier, going 3:19.94 to Liverpool’s winning 3:17.79.Smith, Rabin, Weires and Porter were fifth in the Class A 200 medley relay in 1:41.66, less than a second from the state qualifying standard of 1:40.67, and had a 1:41.74 in that event in the state qualifier.Miguel Aldana took seventh in the Class A 500 freestyle in 5:16.98. In the 100 breaststroke, Richard Wan was seventh in 1:05.65, just ahead of Rabin (1:05.87) in eighth. Bang took ninth in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.63, with Carter Page 10th in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.04.For J-D/CBA, who finished sixth in Class A with 219 points, it included Nate Wales, Nathan Chen, Peter Hatton and Conlan Rourke finishing fifth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.71.Rourke made his way to fifth place in the 50 freestyle in 22.50 seconds as Hatton (23.81) finished ninth. In the 100 freestyle, Rourke took 49.44 seconds to finish sixth.Chen swam to fourth place in the 100 breaststroke in a season-best 1:02.89 and took sixth in the 200 IM in 2:09.37, also helping Hatton, Rourke and Wales post 1:42.72 for sixth place in the 200 medley relay.Wales was sixth in the 500 freestyle in 5:12.46 and seventh in the 200 freestyle in 1:56.87. Chen, Hatton, Rourke and Wales were fifth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.71. Bobby Diel finished ninth in the 100 butterfly and 10th in the 200 IM.Among the swimmers at the state qualifier, Rourke was seventh in the 50 freestyle in 22.64 seconds and improved to 49.14 seconds in the 100 freestyle, again finishing seventh. Chen was fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.33.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: F-MJ-D/CBAswimminglast_img read more

OFFICIAL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Returns To Manchester United, To Wear Jersey Number 10

first_imgManchester United have announced the return of striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a one year deal.The 35-year-old Swede, who is recuperating from his knee injury at United’s training facility and is expected to be fully fit by December, scored 28 goals in 46 appearances for United last season.Confirming the return, Jose Mourinho told Manchester United’s official website: “We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us.”“After his contribution last season he deserves our trust and we will be patient waiting for him to return. I have no doubt that he will be important in the second part of the season.”He’s not finished yet – @Ibra_official has signed a new one-year contract with #MUFC! https://t.co/ATiksSrLDT pic.twitter.com/PDh9fDEgrg— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 24, 2017Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer in July 2016 and was released last June following the knee injury that ended his season prematurely last April.The big Swede told manutd.com: “I am back to finish what I started. It was always mine and the club’s intention for me to stay.”“I cannot wait to get back out on that Old Trafford pitch, but I also know that I have to take my time to make sure that I am ready.”“I have been working hard and will continue to do so to make sure I am in the best possible condition for my return to the pitch.”RelatedVideo: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Back?!August 21, 2017In “England”Champions League Ouster Prompted Ibrahimovic ExitMarch 28, 2018In “England”Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nominated For MLS MVPOctober 31, 2018In “Events”last_img read more