Nyack sophomore Nicole Ciavarella was the highest individual finisher for Section 1 with her third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at Saturday's Public School and Federation State Swimming Championships at Ithaca College.
"I'm really excited and proud of myself," Ciavarella said. "It was great to meet new people and race some great competition."
Her time of 1:04.84 was in consideration for all-American status.
Section 1 finished fourth among teams, scoring 444.5 points. Section 5 was the overall winner scoring 556 points.
Ursuline senior Isabel Shipman finished fourth in both of her individual events -- the 200 and 500 freestyle.
"My two free I thought was pretty good," Shipman said. "I can't complain. I was really happy still. Then with my 500, I was happy as well. I wish I could've gone a little bit faster but can't complain again. I still got fourth place."
Shipman was a member of the Koalas' 400 free relay that finished fourth. Juniors Beatrix Panitz, Taylor Emanuel and freshman Marissa Thompson were all on the relay.
"This is exactly what we wanted," said Panitz, who also placed 10th in the 200 individual medley. "To be top five, and I'm so happy for Ursuline. It's amazing."
Irvington junior Megan Gallagher of Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington finished sixth and seventh in the 200 and 100 free, respectively. She was excited with the outcome, swimming her personal best in both events.
"This is the first time that I've ever made the 'A' finals at states," Gallagher said. "I'm so happy and I'm proud of myself."
Scarsdale freshman Beatrix Thompson, in her first state meet, finished sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 500 free.
"I'm really happy with what I did this weekend," Thompson said. "I'm excited for three more years of this."
Rye senior Melissa Fulenwider finished fifth and eighth in the 100 breaststroke and 100 free, respectively. She was also on the Garnets' 400 free relay that finished ninth among public school swimmers and 10th in the Federation.
"I think everyone did really well," Fulenwider said. "I personally didn't do as well as I could've but overall it was a good experience."
Horace Greeley senior Katie Duncalf finished seventh in the 100 backstroke in the public school event and 12th in the Federation.
"I didn't expect that I would get top 10," Duncalf said. "I'm very happy that I did because the only other time that I ever stood on that podium was freshman year. So it's nice knowing that I'm back to where I once was."