Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


November 9, 2013

Pollock third at sectionals

Lockport eighth grader qualifies for state meet in the 50


The future is big and bright for the Lockport High School swim team with several exceptional performances turned in at Friday’s sectional finals by Lady Lions underclassmen.
Eighth graders Katie Pollock and Julia LaRose had outstanding finishes at Friday’s finals at the Erie Community College Flickinger Center.
Pollock placed third in both the 50-yard freestyle (:24.56) as well as the 100 free (:54.55). Her time in the 50 qualified her for the annual girls state meet, slated in two weeks. Clarence senior Dina Rommel placed first in the 50 free in 23.8 seconds, followed by Pioneer senior Yvonne Isaacs in 24.19 seconds. The 100 free was won by Clarence senior Rebecca Anthone in :52.54, followed by runner-up Isaacs in :53.95.
Pollock was also a member of Lockport’s state-bound 200 free relay quartet, along with senior Roserita DiMillo and juniors Elizabeth Connolly and Kristina Connolly. Lockport’s fantastic foursome placed fourth in Friday’s finals in 1:42.12. Clarence won the race in 1:37.48, followed by OP in 1:38.80 and Southwestern in 1:41.56.
Lockport’s 200 medley relay quartet of DiMillo, junior Hana Snow, sophomore Sarah Yenson and eighth grader Megan Tatro placed 15th in 2:01.45.
LaRose earned a fourth-place finish overall in the morning’s diving finals, posting 335.20 points for fourth and was followed in fifth place by LHS senior Brianna Darnell with 333.15 points. The diving champion was Orchard Park’s Morgan Wellenzohn (395.25). She was followed by Iroquois’ Julie Coomer (349.05) in second and Cheektowaga’s Joelle Galante (337.40) in third.
Meanwhile, DiMillo placed 20th in the 200 individual medley finals, touching in 2:27.59, then saved her best for last, placing fifth in the 100 breaststroke finals in 1:10.75.
Lady Lions junior Elizabeth Connolly placed sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:57.31), won by Orchard Park sophomore Andrea Ernst (1:50.66); and seventh in the 500 free finals in 5:15.26, won by Clarence senior Sydney Modeas in 4:56.46.
Also for coach Larissa McKenna Lady Lions, Kristina Connolly placed 23rd in the 100 butterfly finals in 1:05.72 and 24th in the 100 backstroke finals in 1:09.28.
Starpoint’s 200 medley relay team placed 12th in the finals. Senior Elizabeth Winston, sophomore Kennedy Burns and freshmen Jessica Sacco and Lily-Katherine Miller finished in 1:59.58. The Lady Spartans’ 200 free relay quartet of Miller, Sacco, Burns and senior Kay Ritchie was 12th as well in 1:47.75.
Sacco went on to place 14th in the 200 IM finals in 2:22.55 and 15th in the 100 breast (1:15.39), Miller was 23rd in the 100 free (:58.86); and Burns was 19th in the 500 free (5:37.23).

Text Only
  • 140730 Abdallah MAIN art.JPG Abdallah ranked No. 2 in the world by WKA

    Lockport professional kickboxer Amer Abdallah has been ranked the No. 2 Cruiserweight in the world by the World Kickboxing Association.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Miller, Erin 2014.jpeg Miller sets 2 national lift records

    Lockport’s Erin Miller has successfully begun to channel the strength she acquired by shot putting and hammer-throwing into powerlifting. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140730 Bills Future ART.jpg Trump says he may not be the new Buffalo Bills owner

    Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he’s “not going to do something totally stupid” to make the team his.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140721 Canal Derby MAIN ART.JPG Medina man snags top prize

    A Medina man was the grand prize winner of a new fishing boat, motor and trailer at the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby Awards Banquet on Sunday at the Gasport Fire Hall.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140719 Bills Camp MAIN ART.jpg LHS grid Lions set to open at the Ralph

    The Lockport football Lions won't need to qualify for the sectional playoffs this fall in order to play a game at coveted Ralph Wilson Stadium — home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140719 Bills Camp SEC ART.jpg Bills will open camp Sunday

    Home-run hitters generally strike out a lot

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140718 Ennis MAIN ART.jpg Ennis earns five-year deal

    The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140716 Area Sports ART.jpg Taylor made victory in Florida

    Lockport heavyweight Joe Taylor improved to 6-0 as a professional by winning an IKF tournament last week in Florida.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140717 Together Again MAIN art.jpg Reed & Kelly: Together again

    Andre Reed will have his old signal-caller right there with him to celebrate in Canton.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140714 World Cup MAIN.jpg Goetzekrieg

    With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
AP Video
NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's 49ers Open Posh, High-tech Stadium in California Jeter, Trout Lead AL to All-Star Game Win Kluwe: I Hope Vikings Make Investigation Public College Football Championship Trophy Unveiled Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Argentina Fans Sad but Proud in Loss Germany Wins the World Cup 1-0 Raw: German Players Head to World Cup Final LeBron: Move Back to Cleveland 'Exciting' Netherlands Beats Host Brazil 3-0 to Finish 3rd Raw: Stunning Timelapse of WC Final Host City Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Argentina to Face Germany in World Cup Final
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide