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ALL-STSR SWIMMING & DIVING: CORNING'S MCKANE THE ALL-STSR SWIMMER OF YEAR; TERWILLIGER DIVER OF YEAR; HORSEHEADS' LOWE NEWCOMER AND JANESKI COACH OF YEAR (2022-11-21)

By Brian Fees
Southern Tier Sports Report
Two state titles, a state medalist in diving, Section 4 class champions as a team, and swimmers making states in their first year all helped highlight a magical year in area girls’ swimming and diving.

Angie McKane of Corning highlights this year’s team as the swimmer of the year for the All-Southern Tier Sports Report all-star team.

What hasn’t McKane done this year, and in her career?

There is almost no pool in Section 4 that doesn’t have her name atop the pool record list. In fact at the state meet in the 100 fly she was almost a full second under the old pool record, though the Federation champion was also below the time and is the new pool record holder.

McKane won the 50 free federation title at states. She won her second straight 100 fly public school championship.

McKane hit the automatic All-American time in the 100 fly to become an All-American for the second straight year, and she also hit the All-American consideration time in the 50 free.

She is now a four-time state medalist, and three-time state champion over the past two years of her career. And, the junior still has another year to add to her resume.

She was a four-event state qualifier, also making states in the 200 and 400 free relays.

While McKane is the swimmer of the year her teammate Brooke Terwilliger is the diver of the year.

Terwilliger finished eighth in the state to earn a state medal. It’s the second straight state medal for the Hawks standout, who like McKane is a junior.

Terwilliger was the Section 4, Class A Champion, and also had the best score of anyone in any of the classes in Section 4.

Horseheads’ Anna Lowe was new to high school swimming this year, and she immediately made her presence felt.

The sophomore joined the swim team this year and was a state qualifier in all four of her events. She made states in the 50 and 100 free and the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Lowe was 13th at states in the 50 free and the 200 free relay.

The Horseheads swimming and diving team won the division title this year and won the title at the Section 4 Class A Championships. They had state qualifiers in two relays, two individual swimming events and a diver.

Blue Raiders coach Megan Janeski is the coach of the year after helping to guide the Blue Raiders to that success.

ALL-STSR SWIMMING & DIVING ALL-STAR TEAM
SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: Angie McKane, Corning
DIVER OF THE YEAR: Brooke Terwilliger, Corning
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Anna Lowe, Horseheads
COACH OF THE YEAR: Megan Janeski, Horseheads

SUPER SEVEN FIRST TEAM
ANGIE MCKANE, CORNING:
State and federation champion in the 50 free. Public school state champion in the 100 fly. Section 4 champion in the 100 fly and 50 free. All-American in the 100 fly and hit all-American consideration time in the 50 free. Also a state qualifier in both the 200 and 400 free relay. Three-time state champion in her career and four-time state medalist. Pool record holder in nearly every pool in the region. The Section 4 record holder in both the 50 free and 100 fly.

ANNA LOWE, HORSEHEADS: State qualifier in both the 50 and 100 free, along with the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. Finished 13th in the state in the 50 free and as part of the 200 free relay. Sectional champion in the 100 free and sectional runner up in the 100 back.

BROOKE TERWILLIGER, CORNING: State medalist and Section 4 champion in diving. Finished eighth in the state in diving. A two-time state medalist. Section 4, Class A champion this year, with the best score of anyone in any of the classes in Section 4.

SIBBY LOWE, HORSEHEADS: A state qualifier in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. Helped Horseheads finish 13th in the 200 free relay in the state. A sectional runner-up in the 50 free and the 100 fly, behind state champion Angie McKane of Corning.

KARA PETERS, CORNING: A state qualifier in both the 200 and 400 free relays. A sectional runner-up in both the 200 free and 500 free.

GRACE SHELHAMER, HORSEHEADS: A state qualifier in both the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay. Helped Horseheads finish 13th in the 200 free relay in the state. A runner-up in Class A sectionals in the 200 IM and a fourth-place finisher in the 100 fly.

ALLIE O’BRIEN, NOTRE DAME:
A Class C sectional runner-up in both the 200 IM and 100 back. Had the second best overall time in the 200 IM between any of the classes.

SUPER SEVEN SECOND TEAM
EMMA BACHERT, HORSEHEADS:
A state qualifier in diving for the Blue Raiders. Runner-up at the Section 4, Class A meet. A two-time state qualifier, who won sectionals last year.

MCKENNA MALONE, ELMIRA
: A place-winner in both of her individual events at the Section 4 Class A Championships. Was fifth in both the 200 IM and the 100 free for the Express.

KARINA LAPIERRE, HORSEHEADS:
A place-winner in two individual events at the Section 4, Class A Championships. Finished fourth in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 back.

GRACIE RINGER, HORSEHEADS:
A state qualifier for the Blue Raiders in the 200 free relay, helping the Blue Raiders finish 13th in the state. A third-place finisher in both the 50 and 100 free at the Section 4, Class A Championships.

CAROLYN HECKLE, CORNING: A state qualifier for Corning in both the 200 free and 400 free relays. Fourth in the 50 and 100 free at the Section 4, Class A Championships.

MARIA KUKSENKOVA, CORNING:
A state qualifier for Corning in both the 200 free and 400 free relays.

GABBY JANESKI, HORSEHEADS: A state qualifier for Horseheads in the 200 medley relay. Finished third in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 fly at the Section 4, Class A Championships.


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