No lo­cals ad­vance to state fi­nals

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Free­man staff

Area ath­letes failed to qual­ify for Saturday’s fi­nal day of com­pe­ti­tion in the New York State Pub­lic High School Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion girls swim meet at Ithaca Col­lege.

Kingston High’s Taylor Robey, plus New Paltz’s Mor­gane Kuyl, and Kaela, Abi­gail and Bella San­tos all com­peted in Fri­day’s pre­lim­i­nar­ies. The top 30 re­turn for Saturday’s cham­pi­onship (1-10), con­so­la­tion (11-20) and bonus (21-30) fi­nals, but none could ac­com­plish that task.

Robey came all so close to qual­i­fy­ing for the bonus fi­nals in the 100-yard freestyle. She swam 54.08 sec­onds in the heat — well off her school record of 53.37 and just five-hun­dreths of a sec­ond from the 30th and last qual­i­fy­ing spot. The se­nior fin­ished 32nd over­all. She is of­fi­cially one of two al­ter­nates for the event.

The clos­est New Paltz had to a Saturday re­turn was in the 200 med­ley re­lay. The team was 36th in 1:53.45, missing a spot in the bonus fi­nals by six-hun­dreths

of a sec­ond. The same quar­tet were 45th in the 200 free re­lay with a 1:43.30.

Abi­gail San­tos, a sopho­more, placed 41st in the 50-free with a 24.91 per­for­mance. Kaela, a se­nior, took 57th in the but­ter­fly with a 1:00.77. Kuyl, also a se­nior, was 55th over­all in the 100-free with a 55.25 ef­fort.

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