Morgan Fairclough, is now a state Champion. In years past Fairclough had missed the mark by fractions of a second but this year she won the 100 backstroke earning her a state championship title. She is the most decorated female swimmer to come out of Monroe-Woodbury High School and signed a letter of intent to swim for Fordham University on a full ride scholarship next fall.
Moments after stepping out of the pool at the Ithaca College Aquatic Pavilion, Morgan Fairclough hugged assistant coach Liz Feldhaus, telling her, “It’s all I ever wanted.”
Fairclough, a Monroe-Woodbury senior who had come short of winning a state title in the 100 backstroke in previous trips to the state meet, finally achieved her goal.
Varsity845′s Swimmer of the Year, Fairclough had finished third in the 100 backstroke as a sophomore. In 2011, she placed second, missing the state title by 0.33 seconds.
“I really felt like this was my time,” Fairclough said. “So many other years I had tapered for sections and shaved down for sections. This year, I sat down with coach and decided that this year, states was going to be my main meet. I trained as hard as I could up until sections and then I started tapering after that. I could just feel it was my time. I said to coach, ‘This is my year.’ I was ready.” . . . Continue Reading
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