Olivia Chan, Nicole Pabsco head swimmers seeking state titles

Sewanhaka HS's Olivia Chan wins the 200 yard Sewanhaka HS's Olivia Chan wins the 200 yard IM in a time of 2:04.16. (Nov. 5, 2011) Photo Credit: Bob Mitchell

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- Sewanhaka District's Olivia Chan posted two times worthy of All-American consideration Friday and will be seeking two titles Saturday in the girls states swimming championships. She is seeded No. 1 in the 200 individual medley after posting a 2:04.89 and will be the second seed in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.99).

Suffolk placed two relay teams in both the Federation and public school finals and will have seven chances for individual state titles when the championships resume Saturday. Nassau will have 11 individual chances for state titles.

Chan's events also may be the "don't-miss" races of the day as Northport's Nicole Papsco will be providing New Hyde Park's Chan some stiff competition.

Papsco already has garnered All-American status by posting a 1:03.85 in the 100-yard breaststroke.. In the 200 IM, Papsco will be the second seed behind Chan.

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Massapequa's Molly Treble and Trudiann Patrick of Jericho also will have two chances to win state titles. Treble's 500-yard freestyle time (4:55.13) bested the All-American consideration standard by more than two seconds. She also gained the fourth seed in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.80), topping her state qualifying time by more than four seconds. Patrick recorded her All-American consideration time in the 100-yard butterfly (56.40) and qualified for the public school state final in the 50-yard freestyle.

Bellmore-Merrick's Gabbie Toback rounds out Nassau's prowess in the pool, topping the All-American consideration time in the 100-yard backstroke (56.51).

Connetquot's Nicole Hetzert is seeded ninth in the 100-yard butterfly finals and will swim the second leg of the 200 medley relay. East Hampton's Marina Preiss is seeded sixth in the 100 freestyle and qualified for the public school's 50 freestyle final.

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