Olivia Sapio Wins Twice On Saturday of Buffalo Sectional


  • March 30th-April 2nd, 2017
  • Burt Flickinger Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York (Star Swimming hosted)
  • Long course – 50m
  • Results on Meet Mobile – search “Buffalo”

Town Wreckers Swim Team 17-year-old Olivia Sapio doubled up on night 3 of the Buffalo Sectional, winning the 100 back and 50 free.

Sapio took the freestyle race first, going 27.35 to eke out the win by a tenth over Emma Schulman. With only the 200 breaststroke in between, Sapio returned to go 1:06.01 in winning the 100 backstroke.

The Fish’s Madelyn Donohoe won her third event of the meet. The 15-year-old was 4:18.50 to take the 400 freestyle. She’s now swept 3 mid-distance to distance freestyle races after winning the 1500 on day 1 and the 200 on day 2. She’ll tackle both the 100 and 800 tomorrow.

Last night’s double-winner Joseph Scerbo was back to add another gold to his collection. The Cougar swimmer went 2:09.70 to win the 200 butterfly. His teammate Zachary Valenzuela won the 200 breast in 2:24.71.

Peddie Aquatic Associaton 16-year-old Alexandra McDaid proved her mettle once again, winning a second tight race for an event win. She was 2:41.90 to beat out last night’s 400 IM champ Palma Foschi Walko (2:42.27) in the 200 breast.

Other event winners:

  • The Fish’s Nicole Fye went 2:18.70 to win the girls 200 fly early in the night.
  • Brandon Amthor won the 50 free for the Sharks & Eagles Aquatic Sports in 24.04.
  • Peddie’s RC Ike took the boys 100 back in 59.13.
  • Cardinal & Gold Aquatics won the boys 400 free with Abel Sapirstein going 4:41.86.

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

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