ROCHESTER — On the third and final day of the 2022 NJCAA Region 3 Swimming and Diving Championships, Jamestown Community College Women’s Swimming and Diving finished second with a total of 527 points. Of the 64 events the Jayhawks entered, 55 of them were personal bests. swimming.
“We had a great regular season” Jayhawks head coach Todd Conklin spoke about the two swim teams. “I couldn’t be more proud of the way my girls and my guys swam.”
The Jayhawks continue to rewrite the record books as Jenna Fiebiger (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa/Fourways HS) set a new meet record in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 29.61. Jade Vidas (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa/Parktown HS for Girls) placed third with a time of 30.83 while Shannen Stein (Olean, NY/Portville Central) placed fourth in the event with a new record of 31.29.
Stein also placed first in the 200-yard backstroke with a new best of 2:36.98. Fiebiger also placed second in the event with a new best of 2:42.93.
Kylee Hennessy (Warren, PA/Warren Area HS) placed second in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 36.29 while Emily Lyon (Panama, NY/Panama Central) placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke with a new personal best with a time of 3:13.56. Tia Moppert (Gowands, NY/Gowanda HS) also placed third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 58.88.
The team of Moppert, Stein, Fiebiger and Kaylee Constantino (Frewsburg, NY/Frewsburg HS) set a new school record in the 400 yard freestyle with a time of 4:00.66.
The Jayhawks will be out until they travel to Fort Pierce, Fla. for the 2022 NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships March 2-5.
“They stepped up” Conklin said about the two teams. “There’s nowhere to hold their head other than up. Now we’re refocusing to really let him tear up at the national meet in two weeks.
JAYHAWKS THIRD PLACE
ROCHESTER – On day three and final day of the 2022 NJCAA Region 3 Swimming and Diving Championships, Jamestown Community College Men’s Swimming and Diving finished third with a total of 338 points.
The Jayhawks got off to a strong start as Cole Carlson (Boonsboro, MD/Southwestern High) placed second in the 100-yard freestyle, posting a new personal best with a time of 53.24. Joseph Keyser (Mayville, NY/Chautauqua Lake) placed fourth in the event with a new personal best of 56.44.
Colby Pantall (Jamestown, NY/Maple Grove HS) continued the momentum, placing second in the 1650 freestyle with a new best with a time of 20:19.01, shaving more than a minute off his previous record. Jackson Vanstrom (Jamestown, NY/Southwestern High) placed fourth in the event with a time of 21:48.93.
Matthew Fennell (Fourways Garden, Johannesburg, South Africa/King Edwards VII School) placed first in the 50-yard butterfly with a new best time of 27.38. Fennell also found the podium in the 200-yard breaststroke with a new record of 2:47.82.
The relay team of Carlson, Vanstrom, Pantall and Fennell placed third in the 400-yard freestyle with a time of 3:51.21.