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Ossining Spartans Swimmers Excel In Long- Distance Meet

Spartan Alex Carrazzone in his breaststroke race.
Spartan Alex Carrazzone in his breaststroke race. Photo Credit: Kirsten Harzewski
Emma San Martin powers through the water.
Emma San Martin powers through the water. Photo Credit: Kirsten Harsewski
Jessica Garcia works her backstroke.
Jessica Garcia works her backstroke. Photo Credit: Kirsten Harzewski
Katelyn Browne races in her freestyle stroke race.
Katelyn Browne races in her freestyle stroke race. Photo Credit: Kirsten Harzewski

OSSINING, N.Y. - The Ossining Spartans Swim Team made its mark in the pool this week in the long distance challenge in the first of several winter meets in the Westchester-Fairfield Swim League.

Twenty-five Spartans competed against teams from Yonkers, Rye YMCA, and Harrison, placing fourth against teams with twice as many swimmers. Six Spartans won first-place gold in their individual events.

Nico San Martin took first in the boys’ 14-Under 500 freestyle and the boys’ 200 freestyle handily, while teammate Yousef Kamal, 8, seized gold in the boys’ 8-Under  50 free. Kamal also braved the long 500-yard race, the only 8-year-old to swim in a race with 12 to 15-year-olds.

Sarah Kamal won the girls’ 10-Under 200 Individual Medley and the Spartans  girls’ 10-Under freestyle relay team of Stella Meyerhoeffer, Taiis Messado, Kamal and Jessica Garcia raced to victory.

Garcia took silver in the 10-Under girls’ 200 IM and Emma San Martin and James Cevasco took bronze in individual events.

Alex Carrazzone, San Martin, Thomas Overacker, and Cevasco took silver in the boys 11-Over 200 free relay and Meyerhoeffer and  Nicole Calle had outstanding performances in several events.

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