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September 23, 2018

Hanczyk Breaks Team Record Twice at Section III Meet


Fulton diver Steven Hanczyk broke the school diving record twice this past weekend, but they’ll only have to change one letter of the name of the person holding the record.

That’s because Steven broke his brother Dan’s record.

Hanczyk, who is only a sophomore, set the team record for 11 dives at the Section III Class B meet Friday at Nottingham High School’s pool.

His score of 385.30 was about 20 points higher than his brother’s team mark.  Hanczyk finished about 10 point shy of qualifying for the state meet.

He finished second in Class B and sixth in all of Section III.  The winner in Class B, Mexico’s Nick Rodriguez, also claimed the overall Section III title with 484.95.

The top divers met Sunday for the special state qualifying meet, called the George Falwell Cup.

Hanczyk broke his own record, with 387.90, finishing just short of the 396 points needed to make the state meet.  He finished sixth again, with Rodriguez taking another first place.  His 511.55 easily broke the Class B record and was just 6 points away from breaking a Section III record that has stood since 1994.

Meantime, Oswego junior sprinter Drake Becksted set records for the 50 yard freestyle in each meet.  His time of 21.19 seconds in the Class A meet set a meet record and put him on the list for All-American status consideration. He improved to a blazing 21.02 in the state qualifier, setting that meet’s record.

In both races, he won by nearly a full second, which is a blowout in such a short race.

All of Oswego County’s schools with swim teams participated in the Section III meet.

Full results can be found here.

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