DFSC relay team breaks school record

BUFFALO – The Dunkirk-Fredonia-Silver Creek girls swim team competed Thursday at the Section 6 preliminaries held at the Burt Flickinger Aquatic Center at Erie Community College.

Deidra Osula was DFSC’s top swimmer with two fifth-place finishes. Osula took fifth in the 100-meter butterfly (:59.88) and the 50 freestyle (:24.84). Osula was also part of the 400-freestyle relay, along with teammates Mikayla Reynolds, Katie Webster and Riley Drummond, which finished in 10th place and broke the Fredonia High School record with a time of 3:51.63. In total, DFSC has broken the school record in all three relay events this season.

“It was really exciting,” DFSC coach Joanne Lotter said about her record-setting relay team. “(The relay team) is three freshmen and one eight grader so the best is yet to come and we were excited by how fast they swam.”

Drummond took sixth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.08 as well as a 24th-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.63).

Webster finished 31st in the 200 freestyle and 16th in the 100 breaststroke with times of 2:10.58 and 1:15.32, respectively.

Reynolds was also a dual finisher with an 18th-place finish in the 50 freestyle (:25.25) and a 25th-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:06.91).

MiKayla Polowy finished the 500 freestyle in 6:02.83, good for 41st while the 200 freestyle relay team of Reynolds, Webster, Osula and Haley Zebraski took 13th in a time of 1:46.40.

“It was a high-energy meet,” Lotter said. “The girls have worked really hard and we saw the results tonight.”