The Varsity swim team has been in a league of their own for the past 124 meets. Never losing, ever. But with a tie against Saint Lawrence Central on Friday night Canton stays perfect in League play but snaps the historic streak that may never be touched again. The match ended in a 47-47 tie and although it is technically not a loss it still snaps the “win streak.”
Saint Lawrence Central has always been some of Canton’s biggest competition when it comes to swimming. Dating back to 2019 when it was the most anticipated match of the year and Canton came out victorious to win their 100th meet in a row in Saint Lawrence Central’s pool. Fast forward to present day, this was going to be the Bears toughest match of the year as well.
Canton got off to a solid start with the nerves flowing, winning the majority of the points up for grabs in first race, the 200 Medley Relay. But then Saint Lawrence Central fired back in the 200 Freestyle, winning first and second place and propelling them over Canton with a two point lead. But then for the next five races the Bears either won or tied them. Behind efforts from key swimmers like Alexis Stuntz, with a time of 2:28.60 in the 200 Individual Medley winning first for her team and Kaitlyn Redfern who won the 100 Butterfly, with a time of 1:06.51, the Bears were up four points with four races to be swam.
After some back-and-forth in the last three of four races it all came down to the final race, the 400 Freestyle Relay. Canton was up four points going into to it and just needed a solid finish to secure the win and escape a tight meet. But with Saint Lawrence Central winning first and third they won seven points to Canton’s three and the meet ended up in a tie, snapping Canton’s record shattering win streak.
The link to all of the times and finishes in this meet can be found here: https://bit.ly/3ER8Nj0