January 12 local sports results
Bath Haverling 157/Wayland-Cohocton 155
BATH | Despite placing first in nine of 12 events Thursday, the Bath Haverling swim team dropped a 157-155 decision to Wayland-Cohocton, which cleaned up on fifth-and sixth-place finishes.
It was a memorable day for Bath’s Peter Skelly, who set both school and pool records with his first-place score of 261.60 in diving. Skelly’s record-shattering performance eclipsed Michael Rodrigues’ school record of 251.32, which had stood since 1998, along with the pool record of 260.43 that had been set in 2008.
The Rams got a pair of quadruple-win efforts from Michael Conley and Alex Reber. Conley placed first in the 200 individual medley in 2:19.01 and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.07. Reber bested the competition in the 200 freestyle in 1:59.07 and the 100 freestyle in 54.64. Conley and Reber also contributed to Bath’s first-place runs in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay.
Bath got triple-win efforts from Tyler Easterbrook and Joe Skelly, who joined Conley and Reber for the Rams’ two relay triumphs. Easterbrook picked up an individual win in the 50 freestyle (25.00 seconds) and Skelly swam to victory in the 500 freestyle (5:35.49).
Peter Skelly and his fellow divers will take part in the Canandaigua Diving Invitationals at 11 a.m. Saturday. Bath (11-2) will compete at Hornell at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
“They got us in depth,” Bath head coach Dan Easterbrook said. “We took a lot of first-place finishes, but couldn’t pick up the loose change with the fifth- and sixth-place finishes.”
Wayland-Cohocton (10-3) got double-win efforts from Joey Williams and Sean Pebbles.