The Rye/Blind Brook/Rye Neck girls’ swimming and diving team splashed into another season yesterday, and began the year with an impressive 96-49 win over Harrison at Hommocks Middle School. The Garnets took first place in all but one event.
Kelly O’Neill, Allison Fulenwider, Amanda Owens and Lena Krikorian won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:02.10, and Courtney Ciardello then zoomed to first in the 200 freestyle (2:08.61). Allison Fulenwider went solo in the 200 individual medley, winning in a time of 2:25.50. Her younger sister, Melissa, scored first in the 50 freestyle, beating out teammate JJ Cates by finishing in just under 26 seconds. In the diving portion of the event, Coco Darelius scored a 210.60 to win and was followed by Melissa Frank. Back in the lanes, Ciardello won the 100 butterfly (1:03.86), and Melissa Fulenwider was tops in the 100 freestyle (55.90). O’Neill touched home first in the 500 freestyle (5:32.83), and Rye’s team of Krikorian, Cates, Sam Clark, and Melissa Fulenwider won the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.01). Owens and Allison Fulenwider rounded out the day with respective wins in the 100 backstroke (1:05.82) and the 100 breaststroke (1:15.00). Their next meet is tomorrow vs. Keio Academy at Manhattanville.
At Rye High School, the girls’ tennis team topped Rye Neck 6-1. Caroline Lambillotte had the Panthers’ sole victory in the first singles slot (beating Jessica Jahnke 6-1, 6-1). Claire Pfister beat Kalypso Buitoni 6-0, 6-3 in second singles, and Olivia Singer topped Cassie Swinghammer 6-0, 6-0 in third singles. The Garnets swept the doubles portion, with wins from the teams of Molly Jordan and Casey Berger, Katie McLaughlin and Ali Sims, Amanda McLaughlin and Devin Weil, and Amy Shanks and Laura Nicholas. Rye improved to 2-3 and plays Keio Academy today at home. It was Rye Neck’s first loss of the season (4-1). They host Valhalla on Friday.