Slater,Sotek Lift New Lebanon Swimmers SportsPrint Story | Email Story
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- Alex Sotek and Allison Slater each won a pair of events Wednesday to lead the New Lebanon co-ed swim team to a 56-33 win over Mount Anthony boys.
Slater won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 22.45 seconds and swam unopposed in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in 1:12.77.
Sotek won the 200 medley relay in 2:23.78 and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.61.
The Tigers also won all three relays in the meet.
Mount Anthony got a win from Keegan Avienu in the 500 freestyle (6:20.51).
The Mount Anthony girls earned a 37-0 win over New Lebanon on Wednesday. Shay Callahan won the 100 free in a time of 1:01.88, beating out two of her Patriots teammates and two Tigers swimming not for points. Callahan also posted a winning time of 1:13.61 in the 100 back.
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BEAT: Conserving Flowers and their Pollinators

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