2006-02-03 / Sports

Fontonne Hall Advances Eighteen In CHSAA Qualifiers

Coaches Joe Verponi, Laura Delin and Bill Shea are all smiles after the Bonnies post their third win of the season. Coaches Joe Verponi, Laura Delin and Bill Shea are all smiles after the Bonnies post their third win of the season.  On Saturday January 28th, the Fontbonne Varsity Swim Team competed in the Brooklyn-Queens GCHSAA “A” Championship trials. The Bonnies had thirty one swimmers qualify for the trials, and by the end of the day eighteen of them had advanced to the finals.

Seniors Sheila Gross (100 fly, 100 back), Danielle Murphy (200 IM), and Katie Chepiga (200 free, 500 free) led the Bonnies in qualifying. They were aided by Juniors Lauren O’Hara (200 IM, 100 breast), Virginia Maloney (50 free), Erin Moloney (100 free) and Anastasia Hrabovsky (100 breast). Sophomore qualifiers included Samantha Motley (100 free, 100 fly), Jane Taikina (200 free, 500 free), Patricia Scherpf (200 IM), Melissa DeMarco (50 free, 100 free), Kristin McMaster (100 free, 100 breast), and Catherine Muldoon (100 free).

The amazing Freshmen included Megan Morris (200 free, 100 back), Justine Macready (200 IM, 100 fly), Alisson Perry (50 free), Michelle Powers (50 free, 100 back), Katie Losquadro (100 fly, 100 back), and Olivia O’Hara (100 breast).

Some of the outstanding times at the Trials included: 200 free- Katie Chepiga 2:34.82 and Jane Taikina 2:38.28. 200 IM- Justine Macready 2:46.66 and Danielle Murphy 3:05.08 50 free- Michelle Powers 27.65 and Melissa DeMarco 29.66. 100 fly- Justine Macready 1:14.12 and Sheila Gross 1:14.70. 100 free Melissa DeMarco 1:07.96 and Kristin McMaster 1:11.29. 500free- Katie Chepiga- 7:14.69 and Jane Taikina- 7:25.29. 100 back- Sheila Gross 1:14.03 and Megan Morris 1:18.33. 100 breast- Lauren O’Hara 1:26.69 and Anastasia Hrabovsky 1:27.85.

In addition the Bonnie relay teams registered the following times: 200 IM (2:12.44)- Powers, Hrabovsky, Macready, and DeMarco. 200 free (1:57.06) - Powers, Gross, Maloney, and Macready. 400 free (4:42.30)-Muldoon, Perry, Gross, and DeMarco.

The coaches and team look forward to the finals and a chance faceoff against the best of the GCHSAA.

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