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Shenendehowa swims to title

Powhida came back strong from her 200 freestyle victory and dominated the 500 freestyle final. Powhida swam the first 100 yards in under a minute and steadily pulled away from the competition to win with a time of 5:08.67 " 14 seconds ahead of Saratoga Springs' Alyssa DiFabio.

Niskayuna's Laura Manor held off a hard-charging Zebrowski to win the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:09.44. Zebrowski made up nearly two body lengths in the final 50 yards, but she had to settle for second place in a time of 2:09.50. Barbour (third place, 2:11.85) and Powell (fourth, 2:14.01) also qualified for states.

Zebrowski made up for her disappointment in the 200 individual medley by winning the 100 backstroke. The senior finished with a time of 58.72 seconds, .09 seconds ahead of O'Donnell.

The 50 freestyle produced three state meet qualifiers. Albany's Hanlon MacDonald won in a time of 24.64 seconds, while Samson took second place in a time of 24.72 seconds. Niskayuna's McKenna Murphy was third in a time of 25.31 seconds.

Ballston Spa seventh grader Addison Walkowiak impressed the judges in the diving competition, as she won with a score of 505.40. Bethlehem's Kirstie Russell was second with a score of 492.80, and Ballston Spa's Devon Delay placed third with a score of 440.65.

The 100 freestyle final produced five sub 55-second times. Samson claimed the Class A title with a time of 53.56 seconds, while Sloane touched the wall in second place with a time of 54 seconds. O'Donnell was third in a time of 54.61 seconds, .09 seconds ahead of MacDonald and .3 seconds ahead of Whitaker.

Barbour locked up the only state meet berth in the 100 breaststroke by winning the race in a time of 1:06.52. Ballston Spa's Jennifer Stodgell was second in a time of 1:11.32.

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