Norwich 87, Greene 77
NORWICH - In the battle for Chenango County supremacy, Norwich’s abbreviated lineup proved that quality was enough to overcome its lack of quantity in a 10-point victory over Greene Friday.
The Purple Tornado had just 11 swimmers on hand, and three – Ravyn Benedict, Erin Gawronski, and Mary Beth Ward – turned in personal-best times. Ward sliced five seconds off her best time to win the 200-yard freestyle, Norwich’s second win of the night. Gawronski had four overall wins on the evening including a new career-low 1:04.63 in the 100 butterfly. Benedict was a winner in the 100 backstroke, Lexi Laundry captured the 500 freestyle, while Nicole Mealey added a win in the 100 breaststroke.
“We had a reduced lineup, and Greene was able to accumulate some depth points to keep it close,” said Norwich coach Kevin Diefenbacher. “It was a good meet all around, we just came out on top in this one.”
Greene was lead by freestyle sprinter Julia Arboit. Arboit was a winner in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.
Norwich is at Johnson City Tuesday and visits Windsor Friday.