Relays key Norwich’s win over JC


Norwich 100, Johnson City 83

NORWICH – Norwich’s dominance in the three relays supplied the margin of victory in the Tornado’s third meet win in four outings, Friday at Echentile Natatorium.

Norwich finished first and third in the 200 medley, 200 free, and 400 free relays, an 18-point swing on the score sheets. “We really needed those relay points because (at the end of the meet), Johnson City outscored us in the backstroke and breaststroke,” said Norwich coach Kevin Diefenbacher.

Norwich’s medley relay of Taylor Zieno, Danika Tworkowsky, Marybeth Ward, and Erin Gawronski posted a 2:07.58 winning time to open the meet. Diefenbacher said it was a three-second time drop over the previous-best time this season. “We’ve been trying to find the right combinations on relays, and we’re starting to see some time drops,” the NHS coach said.

Gawronski, Tworkowsky, and Ward all had had four total wins to lead the Tornado. Gawronski and Tworkowsky each won two individual events, while Ward swam on every winning relay.

Norwich hosts Owego Tuesday.


200 medley: (N) Taylor Zieno,Danika Tworkowsky, Mary Beth Ward, Erin Gawronski, 2:07.58. 200 free: (JC) Heidi Kortright, 2:16, 77. 200 IM: (N) Gawronski, 2:25.62. 50 free: (N) Tworkowsky, 27.29. Diving: (N) Lauren Fitch, 152.45. 100 fly: (N) Mary Beth Ward, 1:15.14. 100 free: (N) Tworkowsky, 1:01.13. 500 free: (N) Gawronski, 5:44.41. 200 free relay: (N) C. Llewellyn, Tworkowsky, Ward, Rachel Zieno, 1:56.07. 100 back: (JC) Michaela Webster, 1:10.61. 100 breaststroke: (JC) Kelsey Kille, 1:18.64. 400 free relay: (N) Gawronski, Ward, Taylor Zieno, Rachel Zieno, 4:16.33.

Owego 80, Greene 56

GREENE – Jenny Yeager had three total wins for Greene, who dropped a dual meet to a powerful Owego club Friday evening.


200 free relay: (O) 2:07.17; 200 free: (O) Devon McFadden, 2:04.19; 200 IM: (O) Jamie Zielinski, 2:25.18. 50 free: (G) Jenny Yeager, 29.82; Diving: (O Kat Chang, 204.55. 100 fly: (O) Marissa Scott, 1:08.67. 100 free: (G) Yeager, 59.68. 500 free: (O) Chelsea Angulas, 5:58.40. 200 Free relay: (O), 1:51.54. 100 back (O) Sam Kuchinski, 1:10.36. 100 breaststroke: (G) Erica Bentley, 1:28.83. 400 free relay: (G), 4:14.51, Yeager, Julia Arboit, Emily Bertram, Chelsea Carlson.

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