Jake Johnson, Frankie Dyer dominate Sectionals

Dunham said Johnson wasn't disappointed by not earning most outstanding swimmer honors. "I thought he had a great meet, and he's looking forward to having his best state meet ever " which is saying something because he's a six-time state champion," said Dunham.

Dyer fended off a strong challenge from Shen's Troy Nichols to win the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:39.38. Nichols took second place with an All-American consideration time of 1:42.40, and Barno placed third with a time of 1:45.11.

There were no challengers for Dyer in the 500-yard freestyle, as he cruised to the title with a time of 4:32.75. Nichols was second to Dyer again, this time with a time of 4:44.11, and Buckley finished third with a time of 4:50.51.

Dugan joined Dyer on the list of swimmers with All-American times at Sectionals. Dugan cut through the Shen pool in a time of 49.63 seconds to win the 100-yard butterfly. Bethlehem's Taylor Van Cott was second with a time of 52.45 seconds, and Niskayuna's Mike Henze was third with a time of 52.73 seconds.

Dugan also swam the anchor leg of Mohonasen/Schalmont's 200-yard freestyle relay. Dugan, Resila, Reiss and Dylan Woythal took first place with a time of 1:28.71, while Ballston Spa's team of Barno, Brandon Keating, Dave Gardiner and Chris Heckman finished second with a time of 1:29.46.

Buckley had his shining moment in the 200-yard individual medley. The Shen surged past Bethlehem's Alex Lednev with 60 yards to go and won by nearly one second with a time of 1:56.55. Lednev placed second with a time of 1:57.31, and Henze was third with a time of 1:59.82.

"I thought Shayne swam a smart race," said Dunham. "Being a defending state champion in the event, he didn't panic when Lednev was leading."

Lednev gave the Bethlehem fans something to cheer about by winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.49. Resila was second with a time of 1:00.96, and Ballston Spa's Philip Piombino took third place with a time of 1:01.87. Goodcoff qualified for states with his fourth-place time of 1:02.48.

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